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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

The EF 50mm f1.2L USM is no spring chicken yet remains highly sought after by photographers and videographers who’d like a super-bright f/1.2 maximum aperture and professional weather sealed construction. It has a fairly short barrel and isn’t particularly heavy at 580g. As a result it balances superbly with full-frame DSLRs and it produces images of magical quality when it’s used wide-open. Out of focus areas are smoothly rendered and it enables excellent subject isolation at f/1.2, though centre sharpness improves noticeably when it’s stopped down towards f/4. It’s the finest 50mm lens Canon has made in EF-mount and its depth of field control, fast focusing, and low-light performance is what makes it so popular with Canon users.

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'The EF 50mm f1.2L USM is no spring chicken yet remains highly sought after by photographers and videographers who’d like a super-bright f/1.2 maximum aperture and professional weather sealed construction. It has a fairly short barrel and isn’t particularly heavy at 580g. As a result it balances superbly with full-frame DSLRs and it produces images of magical quality when it’s used wide-open. Out of focus areas are smoothly rendered and it enables excellent subject isolation at f/1.2, though centre sharpness improves noticeably when it’s stopped down towards f/4. It’s the finest 50mm lens Canon has made in EF-mount and its depth of field control, fast focusing, and low-light performance is what makes it so popular with Canon users.'  

 


 

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L-series quality

The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM incorporates Canon's highest standards of precision optics. The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, combining superior image performance and ultimate operability with dust and moisture resistant construction.

Large f/1.2 aperture

A large maximum aperture of f/1.2 provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field.

Excellent background bokeh

A circular barrel aperture helps to create attractive, even background bokeh – ideal for isolating subjects at large apertures and for compelling portrait photography.

Fast, quiet auto focus

A ring-type USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm contribute further to AF speed. Good holding torque stops the focusing lens group without overshoot. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.

Super Spectra coatings

Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting – more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflections off of the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true colour balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.

Passes distance information to E-TTL II

The lens passes distance information back to the E-TTL II flash system of compatible EOS cameras to ensure optimal flash metering.

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Back Cap1
E-72mm Lens Cap1
ES-78 Lens Hood1
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iM2075 Flight Case / Original Packaging1
72mm UV Filter1

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