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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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Overall 8
8.0

Know your lens -- Avoid f/2

BidBox, B&H Photo
26 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Fantastic lens, but it requires careful use. Sharpness peaks at f/1.2 and f/8 to f/9 according to my tests with Reikan Focal. Sharpness bottoms out at f/2 with my copy. So I use it either wide open or stopped down, but not in between.
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Overall 8
8.0

ef 50 mm f/1.2l usm

Gabriel, B&H Photo
10 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Great lens. good for low light. also great for portraits
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Stunning Lens With Some Caveats

Perry, Aesthetic Photographer, B&H Photo
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a fantastic lens that delivers truly stunning detail in urban night scenes at f/2.8 and smaller aperture settings. Otherwise, at wider apertures, I would use it mostly for portraits because it seems to have focus issues.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens but tough to get used to.

manray17, B&H Photo
4 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I love this lens but can honestly say shooting under 1.8 its hard to get focused photos. I leave it at 1.8 and 2 and love it when its there. The other canon 50mm are good lenses but the images they make look cheap compared to this lens and don't have the mystique that this lens brings.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Love this lens

Mikhail Glabets, B&H Photo
4 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Love this lens. This lens gives me what i need to produce the photos i love and yeah, not much more is need to be said, its amazing. Why 4 stars? As much as I love it, its a little clunky and slow- I deal with it..but man are the images heavenly!
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Probably my favorite lens

RpM_NYC, B&H Photo
10 July 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful Lens

Daisy, B&H Photo
16 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I had the Canon 50mm 1.4 Lens and the focusing mechanism broke on it after only having it for 3 years. Because of this, I debated a long time about upgrading to the EF 50mm f1.2L USM Lens. I must say that I am impressed. It is heavier, which I like for my Mark ii 5D.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Super Fast and Easy To Handle

Gigi, B&H Photo
27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens because I love the creative value in it. I am using it for photographing people and of course landscape including pet photography. The bokeh isreally great, no question about that. I find it super fast and I used it taking photos on wedding and the performance is fast.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality Piece of Glass

Dylan, B&H Photo
23 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Using primarily on a 60D and t2i, so APS-C sensor. The build quality is fantastic and images are sharp, however a portion of the viewing area will express some odd 'cutoff' like bokeh.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Quality Lens

J, B&H Photo
17 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Extremely solid build, the sturdiest of all my L lenses. Felt like you could throw it against a brick wall and put it back on the camera and keep shooting. Unfortunately I did countless test shots comparing it to my 50mm 1.4 and there was absolutely no difference in image quality whatsoever.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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