Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
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R. Bauer, B&H Photo
14 October 2015
Excerpt: Used for portraits and landscapes. SOLID build. Beautiful contrast and bokeh. Back focus issues that you'll read about all over the Internet are legit. I had the lens for over a year, the focusing was a little frustrating, and no I'm not an amateur. Heavy.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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