Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Beautiful image quality from a lens with useful focal length.




As a 50mm lens, the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM features a very popular focal length – one that works well in a wide variety of settings. Whether you’re looking for a portrait photography lens, a sports photography lens, or a lens for weddings, events or photojournalism, this practical lens could be a great addition to your photographer’s kit. Featuring L-series quality, the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is solidly built, with the convenient addition of weather sealing. As for optical quality, this lens delivers excellent results, with easy handholdability, even in low light. Its ring-type USM autofocus and Full Time Manual focusing allow you to find superb sharpness within your shots, while flare, distortion and chromatic aberration are all very well controlled. Good bokeh is essential in a portrait lens – and this lens performs wonderfully, allowing you to highlight your subject by creating a smooth background blur.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

CANON EF 50mm f1.2L USM

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CANON EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Sharing the widest aperture of any lens in the range, the super fast EF 50mm f1.2L USM is a consummate low-light performer; ideal for controlling depth of field and shooting indoors flash free.

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.

Selected shots from the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

    Detailed Specifications

    Focal Length & Max. Aperture
    50mm 1:1.2
    Picture Size
    24 x 36mm
    Filter Diameter
    72mm
    Diagonal Angle of View
    46° (43.2mm)
    Verticle Angle of View
    27° (24mm)
    Horizontal Angle of View
    40° (36mm)
    Lens construction
    8 elements in 6 groups
    Minimum aperture
    f/16
    No. of aperture blades
    8
    Closest focusing distance (m)
    0.45m
    Focus drive
    Ring-type USM
    Dimensions
    85.4mm dia. x 65.5mm
    Image storage capacity (with 512mb flash card)
    Small / Normal: approx. 790 images