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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
8.3 out of 10

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointed

Bee, B&H Photo
7 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Have only managed to shoot with the lens once. Every image was soft. Had to work my way through every image taken on a very busy day during Fashion Week to salvage anything from the day. I have given this a 1 star rating only because the system has made do it. My actual rating is no stars.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Yellow strip across images

Spacetank, B&H Photo
18 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I was looking forward to owning this lens. When my lens arrived I tested the lens and to my disappointment it seems defective. When I shoot indoor aiming at the wall next to ceiling light, a prominent yellow strip appears across the image.
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Overall 2
2.0

Big Disappoinment

Sarah, Adorama
17 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Bottom line. If the minimum focus distance on this lens is 17.7 inches, it should be tack sharp at 2-3 feet away on a tripod. I've tested two separate brand new lenses and each returned blurry images. I used black and white text of varying sizes on flat paper to make sure it wasn't a DOF issue.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth it

bobike, B&H Photo
17 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Does not focus well. Is not sharp and obviously this lens is defective,returning tomorrow. Sigma does better job.Very disappointed !!
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware

Krista Lyn Depew, Amazon
16 October 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this lens 2 years ago and it was amazing. After less than a year, I began having focusing issues (drifting focus). If I focused on right eye, left eye or behind my subject may be in focus. I've sent it into Canon 3 times over the past year and it still has problems and is unusable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Smooth, solid, piece of junk

David, B&H Photo
15 May 2010
  • Excerpt: [...]This is my second copy of the 1.2 and it feels great, wonderful color and contrast, but the focusing is total junk. I have tried to use the lens with manual focus due to auto issues, but despite a sharp focus point achieved manually in the viewfinder, the resulting image is nowhere...
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Worst Purchase Ever

3bb, Canon
8 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Terrible lens because of the price point. At 3 times the price the image crispness and durability is almost the same.
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Semi-sharp images
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

3bb, Adorama
7 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Terrible lens because of the price point. At 3 times the price the image crispness and durability is almost the same.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth it. Returned this item.

Joe, B&H Photo
9 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Does not focus well. Is not sharp. Chromatic aberration. Not good at any price. The 1.4 works much better.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Good luck getting sharp images below f/2

S. Meyer, Amazon
15 July 2009
  • Summary: Pros: Creamy smooth bokeh, good build, focused as fast as the 50mm f/1.4 (not faster), rich colors, and great contrast. Neutral: Mine backfocused by 3mm, which was not an issue because it is fixable on the 5D II, or I could have sent it in for re-calibration.
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