Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Lens with Defocus Smoothing

Canon has launched another version of its powerful RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens. The difference lies in the suffix “DS” which Canon calls “Defocus Smoothing”. It is a technology that uses an optical filtering technique, also known as apodization, to improve the quality of focus.

Since this Canon RF lens boasts an aperture of f/1.2, the bokeh already looks flattering due to the shallow depth of field. But with the additional Defocus Smoothing feature, Canon takes the competition to another level. However, due to the DS coating, it can consume 1 1/3 stops of light when shooting at maximum aperture. With the minimum focusing distance of just 2’8″, you can get pretty close to your object which is a big deal for a long lens.

The low light shooting capabilities of Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM DS lens are very impressive. You can get enough light without raising the ISO that introduces noise. Also, you get the freedom to use high shutter speeds just by setting wide aperture.

The images look sharp and beautiful without chromatic aberrations. According to the company, Canon Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics is the reason that eliminates flares and aberrations. Since it uses fluorine coating, the lens is safe from dust and moisture. Canon RF Mirrorless Camera users would love to add RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS lens to their collection.

Canon Rf 85mm F1.2 L USM DS is available for $2,999 on Amazon.

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Ishaan Sarna

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