Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Overview

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
Prime lens | Canon EF | 1257B002
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Announced Aug 24, 2006
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The Canon EF 50mm F1.2L USM is an exceptionally fast standard lens for Canon's full-frame and APS-C format DSLRs. The fastest lens in Canon's lineup (and anyone else's for that matter, at time of writing) this weather-sealed 50mm is a favorite of available light freaks and wedding and event photographers who use its incredibly shallow depth-of-field for creative effect. Optical construction comprises eight elements (a lot for a 50mm) in six groups, with one large aspherical element to keep aberrations under control. Wide-aperture images from this big, expensive, beautiful lens have a distinctive look. Distinctive enough that you might want to start saving up your pennies...

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 50 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Canon EF
Max aperture F1.2
Min aperture F16
Min focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Max magnification 0.15×
Weight 580 g (1.28 lb)
Length 66 mm (2.58)

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