Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
$1,257
50 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/1.2
  • Canon L Series Professional
  • Canon USM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"This is a really nice lens and will be the flagship in my camera bag. I'm using it as a prime for my dslr film projects."

bhphotovideo.com

"Can not compare it with any other lens. This is THE lens for portrait photography "

bhphotovideo.com

"Not the fastest focus in low light or as tack sharp as my 85mm 1.8."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon 5DS.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
39.6°
horizontal angle of view
50mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon Rebel T6, Canon T6i and Canon EOS 80D.

Canon EOS Rebel T6
25.1°
horizontal angle of view
80.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.2
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Length Quite short Help
66 mm

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use

Cons

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/16
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
50 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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50 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:6.7 (0.1)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/1.2
unique unique
Wide minimum
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f/16
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/1.2
above average above average
Tele minimum
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f/16
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Canon USM
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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66 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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86 mm
Filter size
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72 mm
Weight
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0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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39.6°
Telephoto horizontal
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39.6°
Wide vertical
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27°
Telephoto vertical
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27°
Wide diagonal
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46.8°
Telephoto diagonal
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46.8°

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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26.6°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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26.6°
Wide vertical
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18°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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18°
Wide diagonal
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31.7°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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31.7°

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Avatar for matias elgart matias elgart (5:41 AM, September 14, 2012)
super sharp lens, great for portraits or intimate shots. quality lens, more than worth the money. best walk about lens.
 
Olivetree143 (8:39 AM, May 24, 2011)
 
Please test it out on your 7D before purchasing, as 9/10 of my pictures are out of focus or too soft (even at f4) and I would rather use my 50mm 1.8.