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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
8.6 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 4
4.0

I really wanted to love this lens

GP Photo, B&H Photo
19 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I am a commercial and portrait photographer and have used the 50mm f/1.4 lens for years. I have the 85 f/1.2 and have been loving it. I was realizing that I might actually want to buy the 50 f/1.2 and possibly get rid of the 85mm and the 50mm that I already have. So, I pulled the trigger.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Less than satisfied

DCM Photography, Adorama
17 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Autofocus performed poorly. Only center dot was relatively accurate on my 5D Mark III. My 50 1.4 af is spot on on all AF points. This was my second copy.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

DCM Photography, Adorama
17 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Autofocus performed poorly. Only center dot was relatively accurate on my 5D Mark III. My 50 1.4 af is spot on on all AF points. This was my second copy.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Happy

p6889k, B&H Photo
24 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This was my second attempt to buy this lens. The first time was 3 years ago and had to return it due to strong front focusing and poor image quality at wider apertures. This time around the picture quality seemed a lot better, but I still experienced front focusing issues at wide apertures and back...
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Focusing Issues
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

focus issues

alex wedding phot, Canon
25 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Slow focus, annoying front focusing issue (on 5D MkII and 60D). better built than 1.4, but in terms of images no different than 1.4. will try another copy.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

alex wedding phot, Adorama
25 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Slow focus, annoying front focusing issue (on 5D MkII and 60D). better built than 1.4, but in terms of images no different than 1.4. will try another copy.
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Overall 4
4.0

Less bang for the bug

Bulldoozer, B&H Photo
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I already have the 50mm F 1.8 and the 1.4 version bud i became iterested in this 1.2 version because iam taking pictures many times ate night to get a higher Tv speed whit the same ISO settings.So i rent it a vieuw days.In comparing to the 1.4 version you have to pay 1100euros more for just a half F...
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Not up to the L series level

SierraObscura, B&H Photo
25 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The chromatic aberration on this lens is terrible. Every shadow/highlight in every picture I take has a noticeable red or cyan line. This is a problem in the cheaper low end lenses but I've come to expect more of the L series lenses. Also, it recently fell apart.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Chromatic abberation, Heavy, Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Adorama
8 January 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a followup to my first review on July 7, 2009 titled "Disappointment". I returned the 50mm f/1.2 lens that I had reviewed for a full refund. Several months later I purchased a second copy, which I am reviewing here.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Followup to first review

Stuart, Canon
8 January 2011
  • Conclusion: This is a followup to my first review on July 7, 2009 titled "Disappointment". I returned the 50mm f/1.2 lens that I had reviewed for a full refund. Several months later I purchased a second copy, which I am reviewing here.
  • Pros: Superior build quality, less vignette wide open than the 50/1.4, creamy smooth bokeh
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, inaccurate autofocus, fringing under f/2.0
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