Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Review
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.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test
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).