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A 50mm prime lens with a very large maximum aperture for fine depth-of-field control.
With its incredible f/1.2 maximum aperture, the super fast EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a consummate low-light performer. A lens that allows fine creative control over focusing and depth of field.
Very fast maximum aperture
A large maximum aperture of f/1.2 gives outstanding speed when shooting in low light. The lens also provides fine control over focusing, allowing extremely shallow depth of field for creative effects.
Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||40, 27, 46 degree|
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||8/6|
|No. of diaphragm blades||8|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.45|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.15|
|AF actuator||Ring USM (1)|
|Filter diameter (mm)||72|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||85.8 x 65.5|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.39 - 0.24|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||0.67 - 0.53|
|G.F.Holder III (hood III*)||(0)|
|G.F.Holder IV (hood IV*)||(1)|
|AF actuator||(1)Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.|
|*Maximum number of Hood III/IV attachable. In case of zoom lenses, the maximum number applies to the short focal length|
The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM incorporates Canon's highest standards of precision optics. The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, combining superior image performance and ultimate operability with dust and moisture resistant construction.
Large f/1.2 aperture
A large maximum aperture of f/1.2 provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field.
Excellent background bokeh
A circular barrel aperture helps to create attractive, even background bokeh; ideal for isolating subjects at large apertures and for compelling portrait photography.
Fast, quiet auto focus
A Ring-type USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm contribute further to AF speed. Good holding torque stops the focusing lens group without overshoot. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.
Super Spectra coatings
Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting - more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true colour balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.
Passes distance information to E-TTL II
The lens passes distance information back to the E-TTL II flash system of compatible EOS cameras to ensure optimal flash metering.
The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens comes supplied with a cylindrical lens hood and a soft case.