Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens

BH #CA5012LEF • MFR #1257B002
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
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Clearly distinguished by its bright maximum aperture, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a normal-length L-series prime also sporting a robust physical design and advanced optical layout. The impressively fast f/1.2 maximum aperture affords a great degree of control over depth of field for isolating subjects and producing desirable selective focus effects. Complementing these qualities is a sophisticated optical composition, which includes one aspherical element to suppress spherical aberrations in order to achieve notable sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to limit flare and ghosting and promote greater contrast and color accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions. Complementing the imaging attributes, a ring-type USM is employed to deliver quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Overview

Clearly distinguished by its bright maximum aperture, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a normal-length L-series prime also sporting a robust physical design and advanced optical layout. The impressively fast f/1.2 maximum aperture affords a great degree of control over depth of field for isolating subjects and producing desirable selective focus effects. Complementing these qualities is a sophisticated optical composition, which includes one aspherical element to suppress spherical aberrations in order to achieve notable sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to limit flare and ghosting and promote greater contrast and color accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions. Complementing the imaging attributes, a ring-type USM is employed to deliver quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.

Normal-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 80mm equivalent focal length.
Exceptionally bright f/1.2 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for selective focus applications and also benefits working in low-light situations.
One aspherical element helps to suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
UPC: 013803064551

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.38 x 2.58" / 85.8 x 65.5 mm
Weight1.28 lb / 580 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.89 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 5.5 x 5.35"
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What is the widest aperture you can focus and recompose using the 50mm f1.2 to ensure sharp focus?
Asked by: Hoang N.
When focusing, the lens is always at its widest aperture. It only changes to the shooting aperture when the shutter is fired. That way you have the most light for your focusing and the shallowest depth of field to be able to see the exact focus you are trying to achieve.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-07-14

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50mm f1.2 EF canondoes it focus any faster on smaller aperture ? like say setting f2.0 f2.8 and smaller? i understand it focuses slower than other lenses but does it get any faster focus when stopped down (aperture wise) ?
Asked by: Trudie B.
I believe that all of the Canon EOS cameras focus at full wide open aperture, and then stop down to the selected aperture right before the shutter goes. (In fact just about every SLR/DSLR ever made focuses that way in normal operation). In other words you are always focusing a the widest aperture of a lens, so there should be no difference in speed no matter what aperture is selected.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-07-14

are the colors and contrast better compared to ...

are the colors and contrast better compared to the other 50mm lenses out there?
Asked by: Anthony
Yes, optical quality, color and contrast is supreme and there aren't many others lenses that compare, except maybe the Zeiss Milvus 50mm.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-26

Is There any difference between using this lens ...

Is There any difference between using this lens with an adapter and and using the RF 50mm for the EOS R body?
Asked by: gary
As far as picture sharpness goes, There would be very little difference. The full and proper explanation is not easily put into words, however, suffice it to say that the lenses made specifically for Canon Mirrorless cameras, will provide the optimum performance of the system. While the EF, EF-S lenses will provide excellent results, they cannot be "Optimum". Personally, I have opted to use my EF lenses on my EOS-R body as I have too much $$$ invested in the L line of EF glass. I hope this helps you somewhat. For the real, complete explanation, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-swouJ4qS4 for Canon's precise explanation.
Answered by: Joseph S
Date published: 2020-06-15

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Will this lens work on a Canon eos 5D Mark iv?
Asked by: Suzanne H.
Yes
Answered by: Christian
Date published: 2020-05-25

Is a lens hood included?

Is a lens hood included?
Asked by: adam
Based on what is listed on the B&H website, it appears that it comes with a lens hood currently.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-01-30

Considering this lens vs the RF 50 1.4. I have a ...

Considering this lens vs the RF 50 1.4. I have a 6D and I am adding an R. Any recommendations?
Asked by: Bill
IO have the 6D and the lens as well. The best advice I can give would be to agree with the B & H Staff answer. I believe his name is Kirk. Due to the difference in sizes of the lens opening, and depth to the sensor, etc., you will lose a little something (Not sharpness, but image size and the ability to fill the sensor fully and properly) which ever way you should go, therefore, I would agree with Kirk and buy the lens for the 6D and get the adapter for the R camera.
Answered by: Joseph S
Date published: 2019-11-13

Will this lens work with a canon 60D?

Will this lens work with a canon 60D?
Asked by: Shaylea
It should however your effective bokeh will not be a pretty as when used with a full frame body.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-29
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