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8.8 out of 10

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Portrait Lens

Kevin, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I'm not sure if a full ★★★★★ (5-star) rating is warranted as I almost feel like that equates to perfection. This lens is not completely perfect, but I truly love the images that it produces so I'm going to go with it. I'm a photo editor and photographer on Maui. I've had the cheap $100 "nifty 50" from Canon for a long time. And for the price it's a fine little lens. Plastic and noisy, but you get what you pay for.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

GREAT LENS

Prima Vista Photography, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Sharp images, incredible colors, wonderful in low light situations. My favorite lens ever! It's very bulky. Heavier than non-L 50mm. Very nice bokeh.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Probably my favorite lens

RpM_NYC, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Its not the sharpest L lens that we own (compared to 85L, 70-200L and the sigma 35 art), but il renders beautifully. OOF areas simply melt away making the subject really stand out. The softness of 1.2 (and yes it is softer than the 35L and 85L) actually works really well on portraits. Not everyone wants all the details of their face in crisp detail on pictures. If you purchase this lens don't compare it to the sigma 50 art or go off off of test charts.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Fast! Perfect for low light situations!

paulifornia, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This is my favorite lens in my kit. It's fast, works great in low light and not too heavy. The fact it goes to 1.2 is amazing BOKEH for days!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Value for money 10
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Ease of use 10
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Durability 10
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Perfect quality!! Best lens ever!

AMcDonald, Bestbuy
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: The lens is made alot nicer than the other versions, and the photo quality does not compare to the 1.4 or 1.8.
  • Pros: beautiful quality
  • Cons: nothing
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Overall 10
10

When you have booked this good....

Addiecool, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Not a lens for the masses. Its an interesting piece of glass with a unmatched buttery smooth bokeh and a distinguishing color integrity. I can just differentiate pictures taken with this lens. due to its high aperture its a bit difficult to focus right but with practice it can be mastered. AF is not the fastest but suffices for portraits and landscapes. My favorite lens for some dreamy shots.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Value for money 10
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Overall quality 10
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Lightning fast

Shooter, Canon
26 June 2014
  • Conclusion: In a lens fight the 50mm 1.2 would be my first choice. Big, ultra fast and very good looking lens. Creating works of art in photography any L lens would be great to have. And the 50 1.2 has the potential for creative works or art in photography. I had this lens for one month and only beginning to see impressive results in image quality. The colors achieved at f1.2 are amazing. Creating works of art is doable with this lens.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Ease of use 10
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Durability 10
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It's my go-to lens

mattography1, Bestbuy
22 June 2014
  • Summary: Upgraded from my 50mm 1.4, and haven't looked back. Make sure to do the same if you are a pro.
  • Pros: everything
  • Cons: nothing
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
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Durability 10
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Takes some practice

Joethephotographer, Bestbuy
20 June 2014
  • Summary: I shoot with a Canon 7D I purchased this lens for portraits and it works marvelously . I am happy with the purchase overall.
  • Pros: 1.2 F makes great photos
  • Cons: Price tag
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Overall 10
10

Workhorse Lens

Miss, B&H Photo
20 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I always favored my 50s and have slowly worked my way from the 1.8 to this lens. This lens is FAR superior to the 1.4 and worth the difference in price. It's sharp, fast, and is just plain awesome!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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