Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens Sample Pictures

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens
85mm Outdoor Head and Shoulders Portrait 85mm Outdoor Head and Shoulders Portrait

Want a little life in your subject's hair? A fan can work or, less controlled, wind will move hair. The latter occurred on this day, with shot timing aimed at seeing a gentle lift.

A head and shoulders portrait captured at 85mm f/2 will generate a strong background blur if some space is provided. What is in the background becomes less important than the color and shapes present there.


 
85mm  f/2.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Red Rose Close-Up Red Rose Close-Up

Focusing very closely with a telephoto lens while using a very wide aperture creates a very shallow depth of field and, potentially, a very strong background blur that makes the focused-on subject eye-catching.


 
85mm  f/2.0  1/1000s  ISO 100
85mm 2/3 Body Portrait 85mm 2/3 Body Portrait

The 85mm focal length is a perfect choice for partial body portraits. The working distance is very comfortable and the perspective created from that distance is flattering to the subject.


 
85mm  f/2.0  1/100s  ISO 100
85mm Crocus Close-Up 85mm Crocus Close-Up

Flowers are among the most beautiful subjects we encounter, but they tend to be small in size. That means a lens with a strong reproduction ratio/high maximum magnification are required to fill the frame with this beauty. The Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens is a great choice for your flower subjects.


 
85mm  f/2.0  1/400s  ISO 100
85mm Full Body Portrait 85mm Full Body Portrait

The 85mm background blur becomes significantly less strong when backing up far enough to include a subject's entire body comfortably in the frame.


 
85mm  f/2.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Rescue Snake Rescue Snake

What is a rescue snake?

I rescued him from a cold swimming pool. The small (very clean) garter snake rewarded me by A: not biting, and B: hanging out on a rock in the warm sun for a few minutes while I captured him again, this time photographically. Note that keeping the snake in the plane of sharp focus at f/2 was challenging, requiring careful orientation of the camera.

The Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens, with its close-focusing capabilities, is a great choice for walking around the garden (or nearly anywhere) with.


 
85mm  f/2.0  1/2500s  ISO 100
85mm Indoor Head and Shoulders Portrait 85mm Indoor Head and Shoulders Portrait

While this lens can focus extremely close, getting too close to your subject can result in an unflattering perspective. The 85mm focal length is a great choice for loosely-framed headshots and head and shoulder portraits.

The soft lighting seen here is from large windows.


 
85mm  f/2.0  1/160s  ISO 320
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