The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM development was announced back in February along with 5 other lenses, including a second 85mm f/1.2L lens with defocus smoothing, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS USM.
Since the announcement of the Canon EOS R last year, there have been unrelenting questions about what a true next-generation professional mirrorless camera from Canon was coming.
Press Release:MELVILLE, NY, May 8, 2019 – Continuing the company’s commitment to providing photographers with core focal-length lenses for the EOS R Full-Frame mirrorless camera system, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM standard prime lens. The fifth lens in the RF family, the RF 85mm lens provides another vital tool for photographers using the EOS R or EOS RP cameras, in particular, those shooting portrait photography.
A monitor calibration tool is something I’ve always recommended to photographers, from hobbyists to professionals. I’ve always been a bit taken aback by how many photographers I’ve run into over the years that don’t utilize a relatively inexpensive tool to get the most out of their monitors.
It looks like Adobe is tinkering with the idea of doubling the price of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan, as the $10/mth plan has vanished from the Adobe site and for some users, the cheapest price many people will see will be $20/mth.
We’ve pretty much confirmed that the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM will be officially announced and available for preorder on or around May 9, 2019.
Canon USA has brought new instant rebates to the Canon EOS R. All deals include the EF-RF mount adapter for free.
Canon USA has released a promotional video that quickly shows the full scope of the Canon business, focused on the Americas.
When Canon releases a new firmware version, there is the usual list of fixes and feature enhancements, but there are also fixes that aren’t for public consumption and won’t be mentioned in the firmware documentation and it appears at least one such issue was fixed quietly in the Canon EOS R with firmware v1.2.0.