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Keeping it light, with a wide aperture lens.




With one of the widest apertures Canon currently offers, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM delivers simply astonishing low-light performance. Featuring the robust build quality found in each of Canon’s L-series lenses, this professional-grade lens allows you to handhold and stop action in even the darkest of conditions. While you will no doubt find many uses for this exceptional lens – weddings, events and still life photography, to name but a few – it really excels as a sports photography lens and as a portrait photography lens. With its wide aperture, USM autofocus and superb bokeh capabilities, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM makes light work of handheld shots in low light, delivering time and again when stopping action. As a portrait lens, its background blurring capability and outstanding optical performance comes into play, helping you create images that will truly set your work apart.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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CANON EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

The EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II is a fast lens that delivers superb optical performance. A maximum aperture of f/1.2 makes it the professional's choice for shooting without flash in low light conditions.

L-Series Quality

The lens embodies Canon's highest standards of L-series optics.

Large f/1.2 Aperture

Provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash.

Excellent Background Bokeh

A circular barrel aperture helps to create attractive, even background.

Fast Quiet Auto Focus

The ring USM drives rapid auto focus with near-silent operation.

Super Spectra Coating

Ensure accurate colour balance & high contrast, suppress flare & ghosting by absorbing light.

Passes Distance Information to E-TTL II

The lens passes distance information back to the camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering in any shooting situation.

L-Series Quality

The lens embodies Canon's highest standards of L-series optics.

Large f/1.2 Aperture

Provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash.

Excellent Background Bokeh

A circular barrel aperture helps to create attractive, even background.

Fast Quiet Auto Focus

The ring USM drives rapid auto focus with near-silent operation.

Super Spectra Coating

Ensure accurate colour balance & high contrast, suppress flare & ghosting by absorbing light.

Passes Distance Information to E-TTL II

The lens passes distance information back to the camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering in any shooting situation.

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    Detailed Specifications

    Specifications

    Focal Length and Max. Aperture
    85mm 1:1.2
    Picture Size
    24 x 36mm
    Filter Diameter (mm)
    72mm
    Diagonal Angle of View
    28° 30’ (43.2mm)
    Vertical Angle of View
    16° (24mm)
    Horizontal angle of view
    24° (36mm)
    Lens Construction
    8 elements in 7 groups
    Minimum aperture
    f/16
    No. of Diaphragm blades
    8
    Closest Focusing Distance (m)
    0.95m
    Focus drive
    Ring-type USM
    Dimensions
    91.5mm dia. x 84.0mm
    Weight (g)
    1025g
    Soft Case
    LP1219
    Lens Hood
    ES-79II
    *All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method
    *Subject to change without notice