Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM

Last updated (11 January’13):
- Review by Photoreview.com.au

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM is a standard lens. The lens features 50mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.2. The lens construction has 8 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 46 degrees. Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual, Closest focusing distance at 1.48 feet and has a filter size of 72mm. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens weighs 19.2 ounces and it measures 3.4 inches in diameter and 2.6 inches long.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Reviews

Photoreview.com.au reviews the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and writes;
“Despite being relatively heavy, the review lens was a good match for the EOS 5D and EOS 40D bodies we used for our tests, although it may be a little heavy for Canon’s lighter, entry-level bodies. The overall design gave the lens a nice balance on our testing cameras and the focusing ring was wide, easy to reach and moved silently and very smoothly. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Kenrockwell.com reviews the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and writes;
“Bokeh is fair. Isolation is excellent at f/1.2, but isolation is a different issue than bokeh. Bokeh, the quality of defocused blur circles, is mediocre. The blurs circles get lighter along their circumferii at f/1.2.”
rating: N/A

Bobatkins.com reviews the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and writes;
“There’s little doubt that if we ignore the price then the Canon EF 50/1.2L USM is Canon’s best 50mm lens. It’s sharp, fast, well built, weathersealed and supports E-TTL II flash operation.”
rating: N/A

Wlcastleman.com compares the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM to Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and writes;
“The superbly built EF 50mm f/1.2L lens provided modestly sharper images with better out of focus blurring (bokeh) at f/1.4 and f/2 and was much more resistant to flare and internal reflections than the EF 50mm f/1.4 lens… “
rating: N/A

Photozone.de reviews the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and writes;
“The center performance is generally stellar but the borders canĀ“t quite follow although they remain easily in very good territory beyond f/1.2. The vignetting is quite high at maximum aperture and CAs are unusually pronounced for a fix-focal. The build quality of the lens is exceptional and the AF speed is very fast for such a lens. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

The-digital-picture.com reviews the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and writes;
“The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens is going to be purchased by those who want the best image quality they can get from f/1.2 to f/2, by those needing a more-pleasing background blur quality than the other two 50s deliver…I can’t say that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens is a good value, but I do think it is worth the price to serious photographers who need what it can deliver.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Samples

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Manual

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM User Manual

- Download Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM User Manual (PDF – 778kb)

Features

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Specifications

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens is a peerless standard lens for Canon digital SLR cameras. The lens is suitable for any shooting situation, with a lens coating and construction type that are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras.

The lens also offers an ultra-large aperture that produces a narrow depth of field and the type of soft background blur so loved by photographers everywhere. The high-performance, weather-resistant lens delivers all the superb image resolution and contrast you expect in a Canon L Series lens.

Specifications

* Focal length: 50mm
* Maximum aperture: f/1.2
* Lens construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
* Diagonal angle of view: 46 degrees (with full-frame cameras)
* Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual
* Closest focusing distance: 1.48 feet
* Filter size: 72mm
* Dimensions: 3.4 inches in diameter and 2.6 inches long
* Weight: 19.2 ounces
* Warranty: 1 year


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