Product Comparison: Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM vs Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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General Specifications
RF 85mm f/1.2L USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
About the Product
The RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the ideal short telephoto for flattering portraits, producing elegant and detailed results with a pleasing perspective and no distortion.
A professional short-telephoto lens, precision-made for low-light shooting and those situations where extremely shallow depth of field is required. Perfect for creative portraiture.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon RF
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture
1.2 /f
1.2 /f
Minimum Focal Length
85 millimeters
85 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
85 millimeters
85 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Camera Lens
  • The images are freaking amazingly sharp.
  • The bokeh is beautiful, the color is gorgeous and the images are sharp where you want them to be.
  • Sharp at all apertures, creamy bokeh, and quick to lock on focus.
  • Very sharp, even on apertures like f4.
  • It has a sharpness at full opening that leaves speechless.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Camera Lens
  • Incredible bokeh at wide apertures.
  • The sharpness is quite unbelievable at wide open aperture.
  • The 85mm aperture advantage means usable shutter times in very low light.
  • Awesome bokeh. Aperture 1.2.
  • The wide open aperture allowed for good color saturation, less yellowing, and crisp pictures.
Size & Weight
4.06 in.
3.6 in.
4.06 in.
3.6 in.
4.62 in.
3.3 in.
42.15 oz.
36.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Camera Lens
  • Excellent quality and weight of the lens.
  • Excellent balance of weight with the camera.
  • Good size and nice weight for the hands.
  • The weight is a bit heavy but feels great with the camera.
  • Too bulky and heavy to travel.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Camera Lens
  • Love the look, feel, touch, and even the weight of this lens.
  • Excellent weight balance between lens and camera.
  • Excellent weight when combined with a camera.
  • It is big and heavy.
  • The weight of the lens by itself is quite heavy.
Minimum Focus Distance
33.48 in.
38.4 in.
Field Of View
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Camera Lens
  • It’s ultrafast and focus is right.
  • It’s sharp and the focus is spot on.
  • Quick autofocus, even in poor light conditions.
  • Very fast and accurate autofocus.
  • It is solid, very tight, the autofocus works quickly.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Camera Lens
  • Extremely fine detail is captured at 1.2.
  • The 85mm Autofocus is working very good.
  • The lens is sharp fast focus and no fringe at all.
  • Focus speed is slow for a lens in this price range.
  • It's relatively heavy and the focus is a bit slow.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
13 Elements in 9 Groups
8 Elements in 7 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
82 millimeters
72 millimeters
BR optics, Aspherical Lens, UD lens element, Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM), Air Sphere Coating
Super Spectra coating, Durable L-series construction, Circular aperture, Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM)
What customers say about "Features"
Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Camera Lens
  • The lens is solid, of excellent build quality.
  • Good materials used. Very smooth focus rings.
  • High quality optics. The body is immediately well built.
  • The build quality is excellent and the images are superb!
  • The build quality was surprisingly wonderful.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Camera Lens
  • L-class build quality is fantastic.
  • The lens is very bright. Thanks to Canon f1.2.
  • The best portrait lens. Excellent bokeh.
  • Build quality is excellent.
  • Build quality is superb, and the lens comes with a hood and a lens pouch.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
2699.00 $
1999.00 $

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