Canon has detailed two new additions to its lineup of RF-Mount lenses, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and the RF 85 F1.2L DS. The new models will bring the total number of Canon’s RF-Mount lens collection to ten.
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is a telephoto zoom lens geared toward sports and wildlife photography. The unit’s optical design consists of 17 elements in 13 groups, including two aspherical lenses, one super UD lens, and four UD lenses to help minimize chromatic aberration. In addition, the device features two Nano USM motors for high-speed still image autofocus performance and quiet autofocus operation during video recording. Likewise, a floating focus control has been employed as well to help reduce breathing and shorten focusing distance. Finally, the lens also incorporates L-Series dust and weather resistance, along with a Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) to help control lens flare and ghosting.Canon’s RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is set to launch in late November for $2,699.
The RF 85 F1.2L DS is geared toward portrait photography and is the first Canon lens to feature Defocus Smoothing lens coating to produce enhanced bokeh for a pleasing blurred background effect. The unit’s optical construction consists of 13 elements in 9 groups, including BR Optical elements , one UD element, and one ground aspherical lens to help minimize chromatic aberration. In addition, the unit is rated for a minimum focusing distance of 2.79 feet/0.85 meters. Finally, the lens incorporates L-Series dust and weather resistance, along with Air Sphere Coating (ASC) to help reduce lens flare and ghosting.
Canon’s RF 85 F1.2L DS is set to launch in late December for $2,999.