Best Budget Portrait Lens for Canon RF Mirrorless Cameras

In case you’re looking for the best portrait lens for Canon RF cameras (Canon EOS R, EOS RP etc.), you’re at the right spot. Here are our favorite choices:

Best Choice – Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS

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Until the release of this RF 85mm f/2 lens, Canon didn’t really have an affordable options for portrait photography. This focal length is excellent for portraiture and the f/2 aperture is fast enough deliver creamy out-of-focus areas and the bokeh is indeed beautiful. The aperture is also bright enough for the lens to be used in low-light situations and the built-in optical stabilization helps you take sharper photos as well.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is quite compact and lightweight, and the autofocus is fast, smooth and accurate. This lens also has another trick up its sleeve – it has a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet (35.05 cm), which means it provides a 1:2 maximum magnification. While it doesn’t give you true 1:1 macro capabilities, we think this feature is an excellent addition to an already great portrait lens, especially considering the price!