Distinguished by its speed, the RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM from Canon is a desirable normal-length prime due to its versatile focal length and bright f/1.2 maximum aperture. This fast design excels in difficult lighting conditions and also benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The optical layout incorporates one UD element and one aspherical element, which help to reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and sharpness. A rounded 10-blade diaphragm also benefits bokeh quality to suit isolating subjects with depth of field. Complementing the imaging capabilities is an apt ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast, near-silent autofocus and full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a unique Control Ring is integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself.
- RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
- One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
- Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Overview
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Specs
|Lens Mount||Canon RF|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||46°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.31' / 40 cm|
|Optical Design||15 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||10, Rounded|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.54 x 4.25" / 89.8 x 108 mm|
|Weight||2.09 lb / 950 g|
|Package Weight||2.85 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||19.3 x 16.8 x 11.7"|
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Reviews
The best lens I have ever used
I am a prime lens shooter, I almost never use zoom lenses. And the 50mm focal length happens to be my favorite. That being said, this lens is the best I have ever used. And I am a bit of a lens snob. I've used over 50 different lenses over the years, including Zeiss. This Canon lens is just the best.
Beautiful in every way
I'm slowly swapping out my EF lenses for RF and 50mm was one of the first primes on my list. Not only is it better than the EF version, it feels great on my camera and is a joy to shoot. I was not a fan of the RF 50 1.8 so I'm thrilled with this as a replacement for the Sigma 50 1.4 EF mount I was using. Heavy, yes, but feels balanced and not as large as I expected. To be fair, the Sigma was a fantastic lens (will continue to use it on my 5DIV) but this is just a bit better in IQ and I love not having to use the adaptor. AF seems better than the Sigma as well with less hunting for eye/face in low light.
The perfect lens.
If you're looking for an amazing versatile lens, the RF 50mm 1.2 will be exactly what you're looking for. Whether you're looking to shoot videos or stills, this lens can get the job done. I have multiple RF lenses but you cannot beat the focal length of the 50. If you're on the fence, make the jump. This lens has basically replaced all other lenses in my bag. Great for portraits, product photography, & so much more. The autofocus is insanely quick, making it super easy to capture objects in motion. The build quality of this lens is impeccable, once you just hold it in your hands you'll have absolutely no buyers remorse. Feels like you're holding a precious gem.... But useful of course. Quite hesitating, this is the lens you need.
Beautiful background blur
Big, heavy, expensive, but that background blur makes it all worth it!
Everything was perfect
Everything was perfect
JUST BUY IT
I have the RF 70-200, the RF 15-35...this lens might be better than both. I went out the other night and shot without a tripod, 1.2 and while most of the image was softer, the focus is SHARP. Beautiful bokeh, and sharp. Can't say enough good things about this lens. It's heavy, but about the same as the 15-35
Probably lives on my camera 90% of the time. It's one of the sharpest I own.
Love, love, love it!
Amazing photos with outstanding sharpness. Lighter than my 85mm DS but just as sharp. My favorite lens at the moment.
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