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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Review
The canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is Canon’s full frame professional grade standard prime lens. The 50mm lens on full-frame cameras is very similar to the same field of view as the naked eye. As this lens is designed for full frame cameras it can also be used on APS-C bodies, but will yield a similar field of view to an 80mm lens on a full frame body. The f/1.2 aperture provides for great low light and shallow depth of field applications. Being an “L” lens the canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM has the professional grade build and image quality and is fully weather sealed.
- canon ef 50mm f/1.2L USM - $1449.00
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What I Like
- f/1.2 Aperture
- Build Quality
What I Don't Like
- Significantly larger than the f/1.4 model
- about 3x the price of the f/1.4 model
To be perfectly honest, a lens like this is representative of diminishing returns. Producing a lens like this requires significantly more glass which both translate to much larger and more expensive for about 1/2 stop more light than the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.
Overall User Rating
4.76 out of 5
based on 1263 user reviews online.
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|Focal Length||50 mm|
|Minimum Focus distance||18 inches|
|Number of Elements||8|
|Number of Groups||6|
|Aperture Blade Design||Rounded|
|Number of Aperture Blades||8|
|Filter Size||72 mm|
|Lens Mount Construction||Metal|
|Distance Scale||Yes - With Hyper Focal Markings|