Defocus Smoothing refers to Canon’s lens-coating technology for creating softly blurred bokeh. At 85mm with an f/1.2 aperture, it’s naturally being promoted as a portrait photographer’s lens. Its minimum focusing distance is 2.79 feet (0.85 m), and it features a customizable control ring that can be used to set exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO as well as a 12-pin port and the Canon L-Series dust- and weather-resistant build.
The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS is expected to ship in December for an estimated retail price of $2,999.
The 70-200mm zoom is positioned for sports, wedding, wildlife and event photographers. Canon says the RF version is about a quarter shorter and lighter than the EF version, and its arrangement of 17 lens elements is, on the whole, closer to the camera body and thus better balanced. Canon said the RF 70–200mm F2.8L IS USM is its first lens to use two Nano USM motors to improve auto-focus performance, along with a floating focus control that shortens the focusing distance and reduces breathing.
Like the 85mm lens, the RF 70–200mm F2.8L IS USM features a customizable control ring that can be used to set exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO as well as a 12-pin port and the Canon L-Series dust- and weather-resistant build.
The RF 70–200mm F2.8L IS USM is expected to ship in late November for an estimated retail price of $2,699.
Also today, Canon began trickling out information about the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, which will be its flagship DSLR. The company promised a new autofocus and tracking algorithm and a new autofocus sensor, allowing autofocus to work in brighter and darker conditions. Still and video quality will be “dramatically improved,” Canon said, with 10-bit 4:2:2 recording of 4K 60p Canon Log files to internal CFexpress card slots.
Connectivity with the external world will be more convenient, too, Canon says, with data transfer rates more than doubling over Ethernet or wirelessly. (The optional wireless transmitter, the WFT-E9, also works with the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.)
There’s no price or ship date attached to the EOS-1D Mk III yet, so don’t expect to see it until 2020.
Canon U.S.A.: usa.canon.com