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EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 50mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ1.2
    Minimum: ƒ16
  • Angle of View 46°
  • Lens Construction 8 elements in 6 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 8
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 45cm (1.476')
  • Filter Size 72mm
  • Weight 545g (1.2 lb)
  • MTF Chart

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM ($1,619 direct) is one of only two f/1.2 lenses available for the Canon EOS camera system, the other being the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, which is best suited for portraiture. The 50mm focal length, which delivers a wider...
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Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L - Review / Test Report
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L is the brand new successor of the almost legendary EF 50mm f/1.0 USM L - the fastest mass production SLR lens ever. Surprisingly Canon decided to step down a little regarding the max. aperture but the good news about...
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Reviewed by: Slrgear
Canon Lens: Primes - Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM (Tested) -!
This is a monster of a lens, and I think is the widest-aperture 50mm optic available for any of the major DSLR platforms. It's also incredibly well-constructed, as befits a Canon L-series lens. That said though, we have to admit that we were a...
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