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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM is a new medium telephoto lens. Can Read more

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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 9
8.8
Usability 9
8.8
Build quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens

PhotoReview
28 September 2012
  • Summary: Buy this lens if : - You want fast a prime lens that is ideal for portraiture. - You require good edge-to-edge sharpness for copying. - You want fast and quiet autofocusing. - You want a fast lens to use on an APS-C camera when photographing indoor sports and events that are poorly lit. Don’t buy this lens if : - You require built-in image stabilisation. - For macro photography and extreme close-ups. - You're concerned about size and weight.
  • Pros: You want fast a prime lens that is ideal for portraiture., You require good edge-to-edge sharpness for copying., You want fast and quiet autofocusing., You want a fast lens to use on an APS-C camera when photographing indoor sports and events that are poorly lit. Buy this lens if :, You want fast a prime lens that is ideal for portraiture., You require good edge-to-edge sharpness for copying., You want fast and quiet autofocusing., You want a fast lens to use on an AP...
  • Cons: You require built-in image stabilisation., For macro photography and extreme close-ups., You're concerned about size and weight. Don’t buy this lens if :, You require built-in image stabilisation., For macro photography and extreme close-ups., You're concerned about size and weight.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
3 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The new version of Canon's flagship medium telephoto lens costs around £1730 and sports a unique fast maximum aperture of f/1.2, fast, silent autofocus and is sealed against dust and moisture.
  • Pros: Outstanding sharpness in the centre of the frame, Beautiful out of focus blur, Very good build quality, Very low level of chromatic aberrations
  • Cons: Manual focus ring could be better damped, Autofocus is slow when compared to slower aperture lenses, Lens can be rotated in wrong direction on the lens mount when lens release button is pressed.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test

photozone.de
11 January 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L II is THE portrait lens in the Canon lens lineup and within this scope it offers excellent if not outstanding field capabilities. It has an extremely sharp center quality and a superb bokeh. Technically it has also some flaws like relatively soft borders/corners and high vignetting at large aperture settings. In high contrast situations you may also spot some LoCAs (bokeh color fringing).
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