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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
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 Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
46°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Optical Design
8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
8, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.38 x 2.58" / 85.8 x 65.5 mm
Weight
1.28 lb / 580 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.885 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6 x 5.3 x 5.3"

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Reviews

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I have the Sony A7RIII and was wondering which ...

I have the Sony A7RIII and was wondering which adapter you would recommend for use with this lens (Canon EF 50mm F/1.2)?
Asked by: Kevin
The Metabones Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Sony E Mount T Smart Adapter (Fifth Generation), BH #MEMBEFEBT5, is the best adapter to mount Canon EF lenses, including the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens on the Sony a7R, III Mirrorless Camera
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2024-02-08

was it made in usa?

was it made in usa?
Asked by: Dennis
Made in Japan. Great lens.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-25

Dose it work with Blackmagic production camera ...

Dose it work with Blackmagic production camera 4K?
Asked by: Marko
As long as you have the EF mount version than yes it will.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-03-05

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Can I use this lens on a BlackMagic URSA Mini EF? More specifically, does the camera electronics talk to the lens via ATEM switcher? Finally, when making Iris adjustments (from the switcher, are the changes smooth or does the iris step up/down through the stops?
Asked by: Steve M.
Yes, you can use a ATEM switcher to remotely control the iris of an EF lens on the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini. We assume the iris changes will step down incrementally and not in an obvious fashion, I.E., not in full stops.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I own the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens. Great ...

I own the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens. Great lens. Any advantages of owning both lenses? Please highlight uses and advantages of owning both the Canon EF 50mm F/1.2L USM and the Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM. Thank you.
Asked by: Daryl
A 50mm lens would have less distortion which makes it better than a 35mm for normal shots such as portraits. Also being an f1.2 allows it to be used in lower light.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2022-12-14

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can I rent this lens for a 10 day trip to Aix en Provence - for a funeral?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, B&H does not have a rental department.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2023-10-02

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Is this a USA or gray market?
Asked by: Michael
This is a USA market item.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can you please recommend a seamless 0.8 pitch ...

Can you please recommend a seamless 0.8 pitch lens gear for this lens?
Asked by: L
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens is approxemelty 85.8mm diameter. This focus gear is 0.8 pitch and is for lenses that are 85-87mm, https://bhpho.to/3AGlcnI
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2022-07-10
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