Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens Compared to the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens

SpecificationsCanon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM LensCanon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens
  Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens
Year Introduced20192006
Mounts OnFull FrameFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups13/98/7
Angle of View: Diagonal28° 30'28°30'
Angle of View: Horizontal24°
Angle of View: Vertical16°
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.2-16 f/1.2-16
Number of Aperture Blades 9 8
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 42.2 oz  (1196.3g) 36.2 oz  (1025g)
Actual Weight 42 oz  (1190g) 34.2 oz  (970g)
Lens Hood Weight 2.5 oz  (70g) 1.6 oz  (45g)
In-Use Weight 44.5 oz  (1260g) 35.8 oz  (1015g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 4.1 x 4.6”  (104.14 x 116.84mm) 3.6 x 3.31”  (91.5 x 84mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 4.06 x 4.89”  (103 x 124.2mm) 3.6 x 3.75”  (91.4 x 95.3mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 4.89”  (124.2mm) 3.75”  (95.3mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N N / Y
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.46 x 2.83”  (113.3 x 71.8mm) 4.35 x 2.15”  (110.6 x 54.5mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 7.45 - 7.45”  (189.2 - 189.2mm) 5.63 - 5.63”  (143 - 143mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.8”  (20.2mm) 1.26”  (32mm)
Filter Size 82mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
AF Motor Type USM Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 360°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
4.92' (1.5m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 33.46”  (850mm) 37.4”  (950mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.12x 0.11x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.25-0.15x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.42-0.33x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-89 Buy ► Y / ES-79II Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? Y / LP1424 Buy ► Y / LP1219 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 85mm = 9.98' 85mm = 9.57'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 85mm = 3043mm 85mm = 2916mm
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