With its incredible f/1.2 maximum aperture, the super fast EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a consummate low-light performer and a preferred lens for videographers who use a variety of cameras from DSLRs like the Canon 5D Mark III to mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7s or Super35 cameras like the Canon C300 Mark II or Panasonic Varicam LT. The 50mm f1.2L is a lens that allows fine creative control over focusing and depth of field.
• Large f/1.2 aperture
• USM autofocus
• Circular aperture for excellent background bokeh
• Provides distance information for the E-TTL II flash system
• Soft case and lens hood
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)||40º, 27º, 46º|
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||8/6|
|No. of diaphragm blades||8|
|Closest focusing distance||0.45m|
|AF actuator||Ring USM ¹|
|Max. diameter x length||85.8 x 65.5mm|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.39 - 0.24|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||0.67 - 0.53|
|Lens Cap||E-72U / E-72II|
|Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II||Not compatible|
AF actuator - ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focussing built-in
Lens Hood ES-78
Lens Case LP1214
Compatible with Filter Size - 72mm, (L type lens)