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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

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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.

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
Lens Format CoverageFull-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 StabilizationNo
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"

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Reviews

Love This Lens!

By Amber247
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-10

I couldn't be happier with this lens...so much bokeh! I absolutely love it.

Stunning Lens

By Morgan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

Beautiful lens. Love it!!!

Great lens, not amazing.

By Phillip
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

This is a really nice lens, but I have some reservations about the quality control. This was my second lens straight out of the box (sent the first one back) and there are some very tiny dust particles in the lens. I didn't want to send a second version back so decided to keep it figuring it is what it is but for $1,400 it shouldn't be that way. I realize these are mass-produced but it just feels like Canon isn't trying as hard. Maybe they're focusing more on the R series. Aside from out-of-the-box quality... the chromatic aberrations are a little more pronounced than I feel like they should be for a top-tier lens. I'll likely keep my 85mm 1.2 as my primary mid/tele lens of choice as the 85 just seems a hair sharper and of higher quality.

Love it!

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

Such an amazing lens

Amazing lens, but....

By Dorian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-12

I had this lens a few years back and decided to sell it. As time went on, I decided that I wanted it back so I recently purchased it again. I love this lens. It's an all-purpose lens with AMAZING bokeh for portraits. The only negative I would say about the lens is that is heavy. It's a high quality lens but heavy compared to other lenses.

Reminder

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-12

I've been waiting for this lens, B&H contacted me when it came in, I ordered it and now it's out of stock again but who know how long! Glad they contacted me

A Perfect Portrait Lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

This is hands down just a wonderful lens! My two favorite primes to use for portraits are 50 and 85mm, and this is without a doubt the best 50mm I have ever used. Being f/1.2 you can achieve absolutely insane Bokeh if that is your thing. The images are crisp to the edges. If you are searching for your first pro level portrait lens this or the EF 85mm f/1.4 is usm would be a great choice. Between the two I find this handier and a little more versatile.

A King Among Kings

By Dik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

This 50mm f1.2 resides among the Gods of photography. The bokeh is insane and this piece of glass has little to no optical distortion. It is everything I expected and much more! Solid L construction and performance.

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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

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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

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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: 2018-08-27

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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

does it work autofucus on canon 77d?

does it work autofucus on canon 77d?
Asked by: pradhyumna
Absolutely!
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-03-19

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Will this work perfectly on a Canon 5D mark 2 body? Especially on the focusing system.
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L will be fully compatible with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, including focus.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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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: 2021-12-01
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