Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
Prime lens | Canon EF
Henk holland
 
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Well the canon 50mm 1.2 lens is just top, make almost any shooting whit this lens. nice lens with the canon d5m3 a beautiful combination.

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The 50mm f1.2L is on my 1Ds Mk3 more than any other lens!

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Raymondba
 
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Well, I have not tryed the 50mm 1.4 htat has got alot of posetives on the web. I moved straight from the 1.8 II to the 1.2 L And what can i say, well the diferance issent as big as i had hoped. It will be used as a gp lens for my family. And due to that family in my term means portraits of humans,cats and horses etc. And i do not want the flash on my camera this seemed like the right choice. I had looked at the 50 F1.0 and I really wanted to look at what this had to offer first. It is a verry ...

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JoeAmateur
 
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I bought the 50/1.2 for use on my 7D at events (where flashes are frowned upon,) but I use it as often as possible now. It's my favorite lens. There must be some manufacturing issues similar to the 24-70 (another lens I love,) because my copy is tack sharp, even at f1.2. It may be, as one reviewer said, the underestimation of just how thin the DOF at 1.2 really is, especially on a FF. This lens has a solid look and feel that makes the other Canon 50s seem like toys. Its focus is silent, ...

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SHillphoto
 
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This is a great lens. I love it. It can almost see in the dark. Great bokeh. Problems: None

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Philippe R
 
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That lens is a real gem but of course it needs a little effort to master its qualities. ;-) The bokeh is perfect starting at f/1.2, the color rendition is ideal. Of course this lens is pricy but what do you expect from a L lens ? The front element is large and it is heavier than the toy version f/1.8 but construction is not comparable, it's a real workhorse to any serious photographer. Its field of use is natural lowlight photography, ideal for portrait and/or wedding photography. Give it a ...

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tomKphoto
 
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I've rented one a few times for wedding work. On a 7D it will quickly focus in the lowest light imaginable. Crazy sharp at ƒ2 with buttery bokeh. Outstanding build, weight, etc. It just feels right. Problems: Cost - it's way more than a 135L - are you kidding me?

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Robert m0rdc
 
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Hi i own this lens it is outstanding in all aspects i have the 1.4 & 1.8 they are like toys next to it as they should be compared to tbe price 10x more than thd 1.8. I would recommend this to anyone going professional it will save you time and money further down the road.... Problems: Only the cost but its still worth it just plung and see

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Felipe Rodríguez
 
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Can't understand the bad reviews of this lens. I think that some people perhaps doesn't understand how shallow the depth of field becomes at f1.2 and how easy it's to miss the desired focus point. I love the colors, contrast and bokeh of the lens. It renders that great "pictorial" and 3D look that it is also produced by its "cousins" (35, 85 and 135 L lenses). I use it wide open very often, it's delightful. Focus is reasonably fast and very accurate. All in all, a superb lens!

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keithinmelbourne
 
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I have had this lens for about 12 months. I was apprehensive about buying it, having heard and read some negative comments about it - as well as the fact that I had an f1.4 version. I was not entirely happy with the f1.4 because I found it's focus a bit haphazard. Would the f1.2 be worth the extra expense? Well, it has. This lens is reasonably fast to focus and it is very accurate. It has beautiful contrast, colour and bokeh and it is very well built. One of its great strengths is its ability ...

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