Canon launches the RF 85mm F1.2L USM, an iconic lens – offering incredible image quality
Canon builds on its ongoing commitment to Middle East with the launch of the latest generation lens, RF 85mm F1.2L USM

Canon Middle East, the leader in lens manufacturing launches the latest generation of Canon’s iconic lens, RF 85mm F1.2L USM building its ongoing commitment to the Middle East photographers. This new launch features a super-fast aperture and outstanding AF speeds offering the highest resolution of Canon lens making the lens perfect for capturing flawless candid portraits as well as wedding photography. 

After the Canon’s lens development announcement in February, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the first of six RF mount lenses being launched in 2019. 

This lens will take the users to the next level of performance. Being recommended by award-winning Canon Europe ambassador Felicia Sisco, this lens will offer phenomenal quality and great versatility for those photographers that want to capture a perfect single shot.

Magnificent Resolution: Designed for EOS R System, the RF mount redefines the possibilities of photography and videography, providing the photographers or ones who hold a passion for photography to enhance their skills and shoot creatively without any limitations. The RF 85mm F1.2L USM uses the RF mount’s advanced possibilities designed in line with technological advancements to refine image quality and communication between the lens and the full-frame mirrorless camera body. 

After the lens EF 35mm f/1.4L ll USM, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the second lens in Canon’s line-up to use the unique BR optic technology which effectively corrects axial chromatic aberration that is usually not corrected with a combination of traditional glass lenses. Thus, improving the resolution and sharpness of the image. The lens does not only ensures high-quality image for every shot but also the aspherical and UD lens elements reduce lens aberrations enabling an incredible optical performance. 

Remarkable handling and durability: Canon’s RF lenses are incorporated with a control ring where one can check and alter the settings that are programmable to TV, AV, ISO and exposure setting which adds as a great benefit of customization to wedding photographers who need ranging settings for candid moments as well as modeled shots. Without the need to switch to MF mode, users can easily manually focus by simply turning the manual focus ring. The exceptional RF 85mm F1.2L USM features the iconic L-series weatherproofing, sealing the lens in order to protect it against adverse weather conditions when shooting outdoors. 

Award-winning wedding photographer and Canon Ambassador, Félicia Sisco commented, “As a wedding – and portrait - photographer, I need to be able to trust my tools so that I can focus on the subject and tell their story. I have been using Canon’s iconic 85mm 1.2 lens for over 20 years because of its speed and wide-aperture which guarantees beautiful images, even in low light.

“The new RF 85mm F1.2L USM is better than I could have imagined. This lens produces a depth of field and bokeh that is impossible to achieve with other lenses and I already know it will become a staple in my kit bag. It separates the subject from the background and delivers a sharp focus on the subject’s eyes which is simply breath-taking, capturing every special moment.”

Speaking about the launch, Binoj Nair, Senior Manager, B2C Marketing & Direct Sales, Canon Middle East, said: “With the use of ground-breaking Canon optics, we are excited to introduce the ultimate portrait lens for razor sharpness and exceptional low-light performance. The RF 85mm F1.2L USM, the highest resolution of a Canon lens launched to date, takes quality one step further while producing elegant and detailed results with a pleasing perspective and no distortion - ideal for the creative storyteller looking for optical precision in every shot.”

RF 85mm F1.2L USM impressive features include the following: • USM motor for smooth, near-silent operation. • BR optics (Blue Spectrum Refractive optics) helps to reduce chromatic aberration delivering the highest image quality. • Extreme high performance 85mm prime lens. • Very Large f/1.2 aperture with a 9-aperture blade for exceptional low light performance and seamless background blur. • 85mm focal length to provide a flattering perspective perfect for portraits. • Aspherical and UD elements ensure the highest resolution across the image. • Control Ring - providing direct control over TV/AV/ISO settings. • ASC (Air Sphere Coating) eliminates flare and ghosting from deteriorating image quality.

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