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
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!