Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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$1,849
85 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/1.2
  • Canon L Series Professional
  • Canon USM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"I was told how good this lens is, but it is much better than they said. It is not as heavy as everyone said. i find it just as it should be. If that is a ten carat diamond it should weight like one."

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"I've been eying this lens for about 5 years now and I wish I had bought this lens sooner! This lens is amazing and sooooo sharp even at 1.2!"

bhphotovideo.com

"In low light, the AF is so slow and inaccurate that it is not worth using. MF w/ live view and magnification work fine, but feel of focus ring does not come close to Zeiss."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II 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
84 mm

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use

Cons

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/16
Lowest price Expensive Help
$1,849.00

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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85 mm
Max focal length
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85 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:9.1 (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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84 mm
Diameter
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91 mm
Filter size
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72 mm
Weight
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1 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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23.9°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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23.9°
Wide vertical
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16.1°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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16.1°
Wide diagonal
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28.6°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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28.6°

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

Wide horizontal
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15.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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15.8°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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10.6°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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10.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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19°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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19°
above average above average

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Avatar for matias elgart matias elgart (5:39 AM, September 14, 2012)
definitely one of, if not *the* best lenses i own. worth the money.