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.
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- 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||2.81 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10 x 5.5 x 5.3"|
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Reviews
Hands Down The Best RF Prime Lens
If you're a wedding photographer like myself, you definitely need to get your hands on this prime lens. It's a bokeh beast and, unlike the RF 85mm, it provides a lot more versatility when it comes to shooting in tight spaces as well as including landscapes and backgrounds during portrait sessions. Not light but not heavy at all and great as walk-around lens as well. The ONLY regret you'll have is not purchasing it.
I had a 5D Mark IV that I used primarily for nightscapes / street photography for years. I got the EF f/1.2 50mm to shoot with and instantly fell in love with it. The buttery textures, delightful bokeh, gigantic aperture... I loved pretty much everything about it. I expected the RF f/1.2 50mm to be pretty much the same, but it absolutely blew me out of the water. It had all the best parts of the EF 1.2 but the biggest difference is that it's TACK sharp at f1.2. I was stunned at the difference in quality. This lens is an absolute beast and when paired with my R5's AF systems, it's a match made in heaven. Sooooo worth the $$ I haven't had the chance to take it out for night shots yet, but I attached a picture I took at max aperture at an aquarium the other day.
Fast, crystal clear lens with great bokah.
Sharp lens with great bokeh
This is a very sharp lens and I love the bokeh it produces.
I got this lens after reading its praises in many reviews. I have the EF 50mm f/1.2, and have had a love-hate relationship with it because it is essentially useless wide open (very, very soft). The RF, however...WOW. It is TACK sharp at f/1.2. There is no comparison between the two. This lens is quickly becoming my favorite of all-time.
Everything you want in a portrait lens
It does everything you need from a portrait photographer's perspective. Super crisp and sharp images with of course the ever coveted 1.2 fstop for premium separation between subject and background/foreground.
If you had only one lens...
Amazing in low light settings and provides unmatched depth of field. I f could only have one lens, it would be this one.
This lens makes magic
I always purchased the cheap f/1.8 fifty-fifty for every camera system, and I loved them. I figured what difference would a third of a stop of light make? This lens is the most fun, sharpest, bit of glass I've ever put on the front of a camera. Paired with a camera like the R5 you'll get a field of view and depth of field that will bring to mind the look of 80mm on medium format. The color, and contrast is amazing. Autofocus with and without eye detection is amazing and nails perfect focus almost every time. I absolutely love this lens, it barely leaves my camera since it arrived.
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