Canon 85mm 1.2 Or Sony 85mm 1.4 Which Lens Is Better?

Photographer Manny Ortiz has been pretty impressed when testing the Canon EOS R, especially in light of the recent firmware upgrades to the eye autofocus. In this short video, he puts two premium prime lenses under the microscope, pitting Sony’s 85mm f/1.4 lens attached to his Sony a7 III in direct competition with the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 attached to the EOS R. Which will he prefer and why?

Regular viewers will be more than aware that Ortiz is a big fan of bokeh and fast glass, and the RF 85mm f/1.2 from Canon certainly made him excited. As Ortiz acknowledges, there was something of a honeymoon period once this super-fast prime was made more usable with Canon’s new autofocus, but would it be enough to drag him away from his Sony a7 III?

While the Canon lens is faster and significantly more expensive, the outcome might take you by surprise. If you’re interested to see what Ortiz is talking about, he’s made two of the raw files from his shoot available so that you can have a tinker: download them here.

Which images do you prefer and why? And do the raw files leave you with the same conclusion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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