An 85mm lens is by far one of the most useful and popular options out there, but premium versions can reach well over $2,000. Canon's RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is far more affordable and offers some useful features more expensive options do not. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the kind of performance you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video review takes a look at the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM lens. 85mm lenses are highly popular for portraiture work, and this version is relatively affordable compared to most, coming in at $599. In addition to the good price, you also get 1:2 macro capabilities. This makes the lens particularly versatile; for example, wedding photographers can use it both for formal portraits and ring closeups. Along with the macro capabilities, the 85mm f/2 also comes with an Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to five stops of compensation, great for hand-holding those closeup shots without having to break out a tripod. Finally, it comes with Canon's customizable Control Ring, which can be used to adjust a variety of settings, such as ISO and exposure compensation. Altogether, it looks to be quite a versatile option. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts on the lens.