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EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Retaining the impressive optical performance and large aperture of the original EF 85mm f/1.2L USM, this new medium telephoto lens uses a Ring-type USM, high-speed CPU and optimized algorithms to achieve an autofocus speed approximately 1.8x faster than the original. The high-speed AF and circular aperture create a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is ideal for portraits and weddings. The floating optical system, which includes an aspherical lens element, suppresses aberrations and ensures excellent imaging performance.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 85mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ1.2
    Minimum: ƒ16
  • Angle of View 28.3°
  • Lens Construction 8 elements in 7 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 8
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 95cm (3.117')
  • Filter Size 72mm
  • Weight 1.02kg (2.26 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L II is a lens where Canon "shows off" - it's the fastest, mass production 85mm SLR lens ever produced and a marvel within the lens lineup. It far from being a small and cheap item but you're getting quite some glass for...
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Reviewed by: Pcmag
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM ($2,199 direct) is one of two f/1.2 lenses in the Canon library, and like the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM it's one without a peer in other camera systems. It captures about 30 percent more light than competing f/1.4 lenses,...
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Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens is the widest aperture lens Canon currently makes (review update: the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens now shares this aperture) - allowing handholding and action stopping in the darkest conditions. The background...
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Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II Review
This huge aspherical Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM offers spectacular image quality, even at f/1.2, for professional journalists and amateur astronomers. See the teeny little lens mount on the left in the photo? That's the same standard Canon EF...
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