Lenses for EOS R

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS

Go beyond detail and capture the true spirit of a subject with a lens offering exceptional performance and reliability plus a special optical coating to elevate bokeh to a whole new dimension.

A great lens for...

Great for portraits

With its 85mm focal length this is the ideal lens for flattering portraits, producing elegant and detailed results with a pleasing perspective and no distortion.

Superb bokeh with stunning optical precision

Offering the ultimate in bokeh thanks to Canon’s unique DS Coating plus an F1.2, 9-bladed aperture, the lens is superb at capturing creative images.

Advanced lens elements and coatings

Special Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optics which negate colour aberrations are used in the lens while a ground aspheric element and ASC coating prevent flare and ghosting.

The Defocus Smoothing difference

The RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens is a unique high-performance lens offering a combination of beautifully smooth defocused background bokeh and a super fast aperture to produce breath-taking portraits.

Sharpness with style

Go beyond detail and capture the true spirit of a subject with a lens offering exceptional performance and reliability. See how DS coating works not just in low light, with the ultimate smooth bokeh when the background has creative potential.

How the DS Coating works

Canon’s DS (Defocus Smoothing) coating produces a soft and unique defocus effect, where an originally sharp outline in a defocused image is further blurred with exceptional smoothness. Canon has achieved this effect by using the same optics as the RF 85mm F1.2L USM and making use of vapor-deposition technology to control the amount of light passing into the lens.

Fast USM motor and Lens Control Ring

Thanks to the fast speed of the RF mount, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is fast to lock onto a subject while the Lens Control Ring provides additional control over settings.

Realise your creative vision

The EOS R System inherits all the advantages of the EOS system and as well as its own range of lenses, offers full compatibility with existing EF and EF-S optics with adapters plus the range of Speedlite flashes and accessories.


  • DS Coating

    Defocus Smoothing delivers exceptional bokeh

  • BR optics

    For ultimate control over aberrations

  • Aspherical and UD elements

    For exceptionally sharp images

  • USM motor

    For smooth, fast and near-silent operation

  • ASC (Air Sphere Coating)

    To prevent flare and ghosting

  • Lens control ring

    For extra control over ISO, aperture and shutter

Before using the DS lens for the first time

1 In order to use this lens with the EOS R or EOS RP, a compatible version of firmware is required. Download the latest camera firmware from the Canon web site and install it on your camera.

2 Since the transmittance of the lens periphery decreases due to the DS coating, brightness of the lens at maximum aperture is about 1⅓ stops darker than f/1.2. By updating the camera to the latest firmware, exposure control in AE will be performed appropriately.

What's In The Box

Everything you need for the ultimate in creative portraiture

  • RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS

  • Lens Hood ET-89

  • Lens cap E-82II

  • Lens Dust Cap RF

  • Soft pouch LP1424

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