differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Slightly better telephoto 85 mm vs 50 mm
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70% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly wider aperture f/1.2 vs f/1.4
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At its widest, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM captures much more light (0.4 f-stops)
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Cheaper $331.19 vs $1,500.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,169 cheaper (4.5x less)
Smaller diameter 74 mm vs 91 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Lighter 290 g vs 1 kg
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3.5x lighter
Shorter 51 mm vs 84 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Better wide angle 50 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USMf/1.2
EF 50mm f/1.4 USMf/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Competitors

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$848 - $999

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,510 - $1,699

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Low light lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Competitors

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

$509 - $549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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