Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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$1,299
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

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.