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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed

Style:Lens Only Product Description What’s in the box: Canon Normal EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Autofocus Lens, E-72U 72mm Snap-On Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap E (Rear), ES-78 Lens Hood, Lens Case LP1214, 1-Year Warranty From the Manufacturer Can...

Reviews by Features

Shot
(16 reviews)
Piece
(9 reviews)
Image
(37 reviews)
Bokeh
(48 reviews)
Color
(33 reviews)
Length
(22 reviews)
Quality
(42 reviews)
Photo
(20 reviews)
Result
(40 reviews)
Build
(26 reviews)
Lense
(40 reviews)
Mm
(36 reviews)
Focus problem
(23 reviews)
Dof
(14 reviews)
Review
(15 reviews)
Depth
(18 reviews)
Mind
(2 reviews)

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Reviews around shot (5.00 of 5)

  • Takes some getting used to, but the bokeh is amazing, and the low light shots are exceptional
  • With the low f-stop you can also get excellent shots in low light conditions such as a concert.
  • but I'm taking amazing shots with this lens set to Apeture priority as well
  • And being such a fast lens, it's incredible how dark you can get usable hand-held shots from
  • The shots I am doing, especially portiats, are incredible
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Reviews around piece (5.00 of 5)

  • I, like others, love this lens as a primary piece of glass
  • That said, it's an amazing piece of kit that I've been lucky to handle a few times
  • This is a gorgeous-looking lens, and is one of the best-built pieces of glass you can find
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Reviews around image (4.67 of 5)

  • The images I get with this lens wide open are breathtaking
  • Some says you get sharper images on certain stops with 1.4 but sharpness is not everything about image quality
  • Might not be as sharp wide open, but still makes images look nicer, a special feel, than any lens i owned
  • Finally I think I learned to use this Lens to get sharp images, after a lot of trial and error!!
  • With a new baby on the way, I wanted a lens that would allow me to take razor-sharp images of my new bundle of joy while blurring the background and surrounding parts of the image("bokeh").
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Reviews around bokeh (4.49 of 5)

  • This is a great lens with creamy smooth bokeh and fast low light performance
  • auto focus is fast, bokeh is creamy & smooth, all around great lens.
  • so I could use my expensive B+W Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with it.
  • Since the aperture is so big, the bokeh is just to die for
  • This lens at F1.2 can take great pictures in low light with amazing bokeh.
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Reviews around color (4.45 of 5)

  • It seems to do exactly what it purports to do and then some...it really makes some truly lovely pictures (and yes all that wonderful L color and contrast is there too)
  • I had a Sigma 50mm 1.4, two tamron sp 35mm and 85mm 1.8, all made for high megapixel wars, but none, no other lens besides the 85mm 1.2 L lens will give u the rendering, the bokeh, the 3d look, the beautiful L lens colors, transition from bokeh to sharpness, the amount of light u can capture with this lens, its superb
  • Chromatic abberation is rather harsh for an L-lens (even harsher than the 1.8 and 1.4 non-L lenses) and the vignetting on a full-frame sensor is kind of disappointing
  • I had a zeiss, nice colors, rendition, but no Canon L lens
  • BUT, there will be many lighting conditions in which shooting between f/1.4 to f/2.0 will give you less than perfect results (eg. distracting bokeh, terrible color, washed out photos, or complete lack of sharpness).
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Reviews around length (4.45 of 5)

  • I find 50mm to be a great focal length for many of the sporting events I attend locally, but it doesn't focus like a sporting lens should
  • I was debating this vs the 35L, but 50mm is my preferred focal length
  • For me, 50mm is the golden focal length and this lens is the best 50 you can get.
  • I had my eye on this lens for a very long time as 50mm is my favorite focal length, and I've never been a fan of the f/1.8 or f/1.4 50mm lenses from Canon
  • i love the 50mm focal length on a full frame body like my 5D mark II.
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Reviews around quality (4.42 of 5)

  • , its BOKELICIOUS!It has as good a build quality as you can get from a canon lens other than the white lenses
  • f/1.2 II - Sharper and generally better picture quality than the 50mm f/1.2 at any aperature and one of the very few lenses out there that has better bokeh, if not the best as some might argue.
  • And will you be using this lens professionally on a regular basis to exploit its build quality
  • Chromatic abberation is rather harsh for an L-lens (even harsher than the 1.8 and 1.4 non-L lenses) and the vignetting on a full-frame sensor is kind of disappointing
  • This lens produces superb image quality and is lightweight.
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Reviews around photo (4.41 of 5)

  • The color saturation of the photos was remarkable - I shoot in RAW and usually need to punch up the photos a bit, but not needed with these shots
  • The photos I am getting with this new lens are pretty amazing
  • It's well built, very fast, produces amazing photos, and is almost silent
  • Then you need to buy the 50L lens, you pay for what you get, everyone speaks of the 50mm1/4 giving great photos, and it does
  • This is a superb lens it is amazing and get spectacular photos in low light I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get stunning pictures!!
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Reviews around result (4.12 of 5)

  • HOWEVER, in practice, in most conditions it will only give best results when used as an f/2.8 lens.
  • You can count on one hand the number of times this lens is used at anything except 1.2 and the results are amazing
  • I've been shooting 1.2 wide at ISO 3200 at night with beautiful results
  • The results that can be achieved with this lens are simply mind-boggling
  • It's shallow depth of field and the results of this effect are simple amazing
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Reviews around build (4.01 of 5)

  • Creamy smooth bokeh, good build, focused as fast as the 50mm f/1.4 (not faster), rich colors, and great contrast
  • so I could use my expensive B+W Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with it.
  • , its BOKELICIOUS!It has as good a build quality as you can get from a canon lens other than the white lenses
  • Chromatic abberation is rather harsh for an L-lens (even harsher than the 1.8 and 1.4 non-L lenses) and the vignetting on a full-frame sensor is kind of disappointing
  • Other than that, the lens is of course well built, feels great in your hands and is just a pleasure to shoot with
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Reviews around lense (3.86 of 5)

  • I'm in the process of acquiring a full set of fast prime "L" lenses
  • The lens loses edge sharpness on a full frame quicker than longer focal length, or slower aperture lenses.
  • With the other 50mm primes I've owned, I never got filters for them...seemed overkill on cheaper lenses, but with the amount of moolah you fork over for this f/1.2 bad boy, you'll want to protect that forward element!
  • Chromatic abberation is rather harsh for an L-lens (even harsher than the 1.8 and 1.4 non-L lenses) and the vignetting on a full-frame sensor is kind of disappointing
  • all three lenses are very sharp above f/2 but the two cheaper lenses both have poor background blur rendering.
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Reviews around mm (3.71 of 5)

  • I even had a surplus 77mm UV/Haze filter sitting in my bag, but its of no use on this lens.
  • If you want the best 50mm L lens for the price, this is your go-to
  • If you want the best fast 50mm for Canon you can buy, this is the ticket.
  • This 50/1.2 along with my 70-200mm and the 16-35mm gives me everything I need, I can't recommend this lens enough
  • If you know you need/want the absolute best 50mm prime out
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Reviews around focus problem (2.30 of 5)

  • This is the daddy-o grande of normal primes: exceedingly well made, sharp at all apertures, contrasty and a riot of smooth 'n creamy bokeh
  • Sean Reid [...]. rated this as the L lens worth its price tag
  • This is where the focus problems come in, from what I have seen
  • I'm in the process of acquiring a full set of fast prime "L" lenses
  • On my 30D, I immediately experienced the focus problems, but I knew what to look
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Reviews around dof (2.03 of 5)

  • At f/1.2 you can get extremely shallow DoF but tack sharp images where you need it the most
  • The speed, shallow DOF, and dreamy bokeh are awesome and the ability to shoot extremely fast and in very low light is amazing
  • but I think that a lot of the people complaining about this lens have a pretty basic misunderstanding of the phrase "RAZOR THIN DOF" which is an inevitable characteristic of a 50mm f/1.2 design
  • This is the daddy-o grande of normal primes: exceedingly well made, sharp at all apertures, contrasty and a riot of smooth 'n creamy bokeh
  • Even at 1.2 and low light, the focusing was fast and the sharp, the bokeh was excellent with the understanding the DOF was shallow (and for close ups, very shallow)
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Reviews around review (1.74 of 5)

  • The negative reviews seriously have no idea how powerful and amazing this lens is
  • I always wanted this lens and I bought it few months ago, after reading the all the negative reviews about this lens I got worried and sold it online at a
  • This lens receives a ton of negative reviews, mostly dealing with focus problems such as back focus or focus shift
  • So far, I have had nothing but great reviews from my product
  • I own the 85 1.2L and was hesitant to purchase the 50 1.2L due to the bad focus reviews
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Reviews around depth (1.61 of 5)

  • I love it wide open, that beautiful shallow depth of field where only the eyes are in focus and the rest drops off
  • I love it wide open, that beautiful shallow depth of field where only the eyes are in focus and the rest drops off
  • The depth of field is not difficult to get used to and close up
  • However you must pay close attention to the focus point because the depth of field at 1.2 is very shallow.
  • This lens gives you excellent depth of field control, excellent bokeh, and gives super sharp focus.
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Reviews around mind (1.00 of 5)

  • ...this will blow your mind!
  • (Other than this, the image quality on this lens simply blows my mind.

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