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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens - 1257B002

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50mm f/1.2 Focal Length And Maximum Aperture/ 72mm Filter Size/ 8 Elements In 6 Groups Lens Construction/ 46 Degrees Diagonal Angle Of View/ AF With Full-Time Manual Focus Adjustment/ 1.48 Ft. Closest Focusing Distance/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens - 1257B002

The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a peerless new standard lens featuring an ultra-large aperture for a narrow depth of field and soft background blur so loved by photographers everywhere. The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is suitable for any shooting situation; its lens coating and construction are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras. This high-performance, weather-resistant lens delivers all the superb image resolution and contrast you expect in a Canon L Series Lens.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 50mm f/1.2
  • Lens Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 46° (with full-frame cameras)
  • Focus Adjustment: AF with full-time manual
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1.48 ft. / 0.45m
  • Filter Size: 72mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 3.4"
  • Length: 2.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 19.2 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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CompatibilityCanon
TypeWide Angle
Filter Size72mm
  

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
 
4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Superior build quality (19)
  • Fast auto-focus (12)
  • Super-sharp images (12)
  • Nice bokeh (4)

Cons

  • Semi-sharp images (6)
  • Slow auto-focus (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not for the faint of heart

I purchased the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L to use on a 7D body for events where a flash is considered intrusive, but I find myself trying to use this lens anywhere I can...Read complete review

I purchased the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L to use on a 7D body for events where a flash is considered intrusive, but I find myself trying to use this lens anywhere I can now. This lens makes me money. On a crop body, the 80mm range is makes it very similar to the 85mm f/1.2L on a full frame body, except the focusing is at least twice as fast and far more accurate. It's a great (almost perfect) portrait lens. To say that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L's background blur is amazing is a ridiculous understatement. Even better still, the quality of that blur (bokeh) is without peer. BUTTERY CREAMY SMOOTH BOKEH! Mmm-mm yummy! IMPORTANT: a 1.2 lens wide open has a VERY narrow DOF. SUPER narrow. If you don't choose your focus point very carefully, your image is fuzz, game over. I highly recommend using a single AF point when composing, to make sure you're selecting your EXACT focal point; there's no 'almosts' with this lens when it's wide open. You need to consider your uses and your skill level very carefully before you drop the sizable chunk of cash this lens demands; if you're up to it, so is the 50mm 1.2L: it is a superstar in the glass arena. Regardless of what some say, this lens outperforms the 50mm f/1.4 hands down. It’s got almost perfect color rendition and contrast --I own the 1.4, and it doesn't. Its color reproduction is flat, and the contrast is lacking too. The 1.2 at least as sharp as the 1.4 at f/1.4 and maybe even at 1.2. The 50mm f/1.4 is a dull, boring lens that collected dust in my bag; the 1.2 is a lens I find ways to make fit in a shot. If you're skilled and want the ultimate in low light performance and stunningly beautiful narrow DOF, have low light needs and just love beautiful bokeh, you will love this lens.

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Disappointment

Out of the box, back-focused by approximately 3 mm on my 5D II, which is fixable with either micro-adjustment or sending it in for re-calibration. Compared to my 50mm f/1.4, it had...Read complete review

Out of the box, back-focused by approximately 3 mm on my 5D II, which is fixable with either micro-adjustment or sending it in for re-calibration. Compared to my 50mm f/1.4, it had superior bokeh, less vignette, and about the same autofocus speed. But, it was softer than the 50mm f/1.4 all around. Wide open, it had about 3 out of 10 autofocus misses in good light, which was suprisingly bad. Had noticeable purple fringe on the edges under f/2.0, getting better stopped down. I thought it would be like my 85 mm f/1.2, but it was not.

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5.0

Best overall lens?

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from Sweden

Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

This is a very good piece of lens! It weigh quite a bit and its quite thick, but no problem there. Compared to other lenses I've tried, this one feels really stable, well built and massive. It screams quality all the way! The 1.2 aperture of course allows for really soft bokeh and amazingly dramatic images. I use this one for portraits as well as environment photography and would definitely describe it as one of the best overall lenses out there! The negative things is... that the auto focus is quite slow and I often feel that it has a quite hard time to get the focus, even with clear motives. Another thing that I experienced by using the 5DsR (and NOT with the 5D MKII) is that in some lights, with some settings, the lens gives a hideous chromatic aberration. But if you know how to handle it, it shouldn't be a problem.

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5.0

Best lens

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from New York, NY, United States

Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

I bought it several days ago, and it's definitely excellent when shooting a person. F/1.2 Lens is undoubtedly better than F/1.8 lens I used before. It's worth buying!

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5.0

Great lens. Super sharp.

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from Glenview

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

    I use this lens all the time. I like the results.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Broke

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    from Deposit, NY, United States

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

    I owned the lens for 3 months and the auto-focus just stopped working. The servo continuously searched for focus. Used other Canon lenses with same subject and tack sharp results. I returned for a full refund and will now use my much less expensive 50mm f/1.8. To bad. It is otherwise and AWESOME piece of glass. I may some day return.....

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    5.0

    Hello All Great Lens a little pricey but ohhh the

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    Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

    pictures. As an observation one might want to mention which camera they use this lens with. I shoot a 7D and I don't have any focus issues. Yes it shoots FAST- I would recommend this as a good lens with the 7D- but I do not know how it operates with other cameras I have used this combo for action photos, landscapes, and portraits-- al with great results. it takes a little while to master the razor thin focus wide open, but you get great results-- I plan to purchase a 6d FULL FRAME and I am sure the results will be superb Thank you Buy this lens and if you don't like it then sell it.

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    5.0

    Absolutely amazing! ...

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    from Allentown, PA

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

    Absolutely amazing! Whatever composition I want to achieve when taking video, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM does the rest! With the newly installed Dual Pixel AF in my C100, I am taking my work to a higher level. I must admit, I wish the prices were more competitive though. I already spent a fortune on 4 Canon EF L series fast lenses.

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    5.0

    It put most of my other lens on the shelf

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    I am not a one to write reviews but this one made me do it. After seeing pictures that I took with this lens I am having hard time using any other of my lens. I was looking for something that would make my portraits sweeter and dreamier and this lens surpassed expectations. Maybe next step will be 85 1.2 (no, definitely) but for now I have or know of no other lens for my gear that gives so much color and dreams and character to my pictures. What I was looking for. If you need sweet smiles with sparkling eyes looking out of a creamy bokeh and surrounded with outstanding outdoor colors, that is it.

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    5.0

    Awsome lens

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    from Fl

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

    I love this lens so much it is great bokeh rules I would recommend this lens to anyone who loves quality pictures

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    5.0

    Amazing piece of glass

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    from houston

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

    This is the best lens I have used. I own multiple L-lenses and this one is the one that finds itself on my camera most of the time

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    5.0

    Great Images

    By 

    from Northwest Indiana

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

    • not cheap!

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens:

      I upgraded this lens from my 1.4 for a trip to France where I assumed (correctly) that flash would not be permitted in museums and churches. I am extremely happy with the images captured; I have great images inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris while all those around me were struggling with their 3.5 - 5.6 zooms. OK, it's a heavy and expensive lens, but the images are perfectly clear and have a warm and personal feel. Haven't tried serious portraiture with it yet so can't comment on Bokeh, but I sure like the build and feel of the lens. My 1.4 was good, but this lens is a real keeper.

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