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

Abt Model: 1257B002 | UPC Code: 013803064551
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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 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

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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3.0

I do not like this lens!

By 

from Seattle, WA, United States

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

I've had this lens for a couple of years now - when I bought it, I loved it. However, I have every prime L lens by canon from 24mm to 300mm, and this is the softest and most unreliable piece of gear I own. Ready for the second edition, Canon!! I would buy it in a heart beat!

 
5.0

One of my favorite Canon lenses....

By 

from Dallas, Texas

Verified Buyer

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

I've had this lens before and as soon as I sold it I began to regret it, so I purchased another one.
Aside from its ability to capture very low light exposures, this lens excels because of the "look" it renders. It was designed to be shot wide open and that's where it shines. The shallow depth of field isolates the subject and gives that 3D effect. It gives a combination of sharpness where you want it, but very soft out-of-focus surroundings that take effect quickly. Someone's eyes can be razor sharp but their ears are already soft. Great for up close intimate portraits, but equally as useful for objects, product, still life. The 50mm focal length is perfect for so many types of photography. I think a lot of photographers start out with a 50mm and then abandon it because they think it's "normal" or boring, but this lens changes that. I love this lens even though it's not perfect. It has some chromatic aberration and you might see some color fringing around the edges in contrasty light. Easily corrected in Photoshop. Just avoid hard backlighting. It also isn't designed for super high resolution sensors, so pairing with a 50 megapixel camera might start to show the limits of it's optical design. But this lens isn't about technical perfection, even though it's an excellent lens. The $4000 Otus is for those people. This lens is about the artful way it translates light and it does so in a way no other lens does. Yes, it costs a lot more than the f1.4 version. And it's worth it. Just like fine bottled wine costs a lot more than boxed wine. Both have their places. This lens is a tool that when used properly will help you make images that other lenses and other photographers can not.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was swift and packaging was good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Best overall lens?

By 

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.

 
5.0

Best lens

By 

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!

 
5.0

Great lens. Super sharp.

By 

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.

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    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Broke

    By 

    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.....

     
    5.0

    Hello All Great Lens a little pricey but ohhh the

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    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.

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    It put most of my other lens on the shelf

    By 

    from Undisclosed

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

    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.

     
    5.0

    Awsome lens

    By 

    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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