Photography News Issue 66

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A Samsung 256GB memory card Enter thecompetition onpage56 WIN!

First tests A veritable extravaganza

Move to mirrorless Why going mirrorless will help your photography page 15

Agnes Proudhon- Smith A pictorial tribute in her memory page 24

of exciting imaging kit page 38

Canon’s ultimate portrait lens?

Canon has promised six new EOS R system lenses this year and the RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM is the first – and what a great start it is. It features cutting-edge technology and is only the second lens to use Canon’s BR (Blue Spectrum Refractive) optic technology – the first was the EF 35mm f/1.4. BR Optics are made from an organic optical material developed by Canon that can correct chromatic aberration to a greater degree compared with other materials, including fluorite. The result is incredible sharpness and resolution – Canon claims that its new lens offers the highest resolution yet seen from one of its lenses. The RF 85mm offers a super-fast maximum f/1.2 for low-light shooting and very shallow depth- of-field effects, while its nine blade iris gives smooth bokeh effects. Handling is first rate, too, with its USM focus mechanism giving an exceptionally swift and accurate performance, with the option of full-time manual override without the need to switch to manual focus. The RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM has a guide price of £2799.99. Canon’s mirrorless RF system has gained a new lens, the RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM


Going mirrorless can save you weight and space, and offer photo opportunities that you might miss with a typical DSLR. We have joined forces with Fujifilm to give PN readers a unique opportunity. Successful applicants will have the chance to try out a Fujifilm camera and two lenses of their choice – for absolutely free! Well, almost. In return for the free loan, we would like to feature your views about the borrowed system, supported by a selection of your photographs. See page 3 for more details and visit to apply and for the terms and conditions. Make the switch withFujifilm

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