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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

PC Magazine
8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is one of the fastest SLR lenses you can buy. It's expensive and heavy, but can create an extremely shallow depth of field.
  • Pros: Unmatched light gathering capability. Extremely sharp from f/2 onward. Capable of creating a very shallow depth of field.
  • Cons: Expensive. Large and heavy. A little soft at maximum aperture. Noticeable distortion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
2 June 2011
  • Excerpt: This unique standard lens from Canon costs around £1235 currently and has a super-bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, silent ultrasonic focusing and professional-grade weather sealed construction.
  • Pros: Good centre sharpness from maximum aperture, Unique ability to control depth of field, Excellent build, Weather sealed
  • Cons: Expensive, Clarity towards the edges not at the same level as the centre
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 8
7.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 February 2010
  • Summary: Canon's fastest, highest quality, professional grade 50mm prime lens.Roughly two-and-a-half years ago Canon replaced the legendary EF 50mm f/1.0L USM with the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM. While its predecessor was the fastest (and one of the most expensive) mass-production lens ever made, by sacrificing two thirds of a stop, Canon was able to reduce the price of the lens significantly, although the 50mm f/1.2L USM remains very expensive for a standard prime lens. . .
  • Pros: You want a fast lens for available light photography and require high resolution across the aperture range., You'd like an ultra-fast portrait lens for a camera body with an APS-C sized sensor (the 1.6x crop factor provides the equivalent of an 80mm focal length)., You need a standard lens that can handle exposure to dust, spray and light showers., You require distortion-free images. Don't buy this lens if :, You can get by with one of the cheaper (and slower) alterna...
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 8
7.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 February 2010
  • Summary: Canon's fastest, highest quality, professional grade 50mm prime lens.Roughly two-and-a-half years ago Canon replaced the legendary EF 50mm f/1.0L USM with the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM. While its predecessor was the fastest (and one of the most expensive) mass-production lens ever made, by sacrificing two thirds of a stop, Canon was able to reduce the price of the lens significantly, although the 50mm f/1.2L USM remains very expensive for a standard prime lens. . .
  • Pros: You want a fast lens for available light photography and require high resolution across the aperture range., You'd like an ultra-fast portrait lens for a camera body with an APS-C sized sensor (the 1.6x crop factor provides the equivalent of an 80mm focal length)., You need a standard lens that can handle exposure to dust, spray and light showers., You require distortion-free images. Don't buy this lens if :, You can get by with one of the cheaper (and slower) alterna...
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