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Save £30 - Enter Voucher Code ‘W-CANL30’ at checkout to receive £30 instant discount. Sharing the widest aperture of any lens in the range, the super fast Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a consummate low-light performer; ideal for controlling depth of field and shooting indoors flash free. The Canon 50mm f1.2L USM Lens comes complete with Canon ES-78 lens hood. More
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one of the best lens ever.
About Me Professional
Comments about Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L USM Lens:
I was scared to buy this lens, because everyone was saying its slow focus. Let me tell you, this lens is the best lens I ever had and it stays on my camera 95% of the time.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing results once you learn how
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I considered the Sigma f1.4, but the lure or the red ring and the hype about this lens was just too much. It's still early days and many photos have ended up in the trash, but once you really learn how to compose a close up portrait and understand just how shallow the depth of field really is close up, the results are fantastic.
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I love this lens. it's made a big difference to my work. the Depth of Field is the only reason you'd buy this lens and that's because it's insane. ver very nice outcome for portrait, product etc. my only concern with the lens is slow auto focus. Also because it's f1.2 it's hard to get it right to begin with. VERY easy to focus on wrong part of face. but with a days practice you get much better and it pays off!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
What's not to like?
from West Midlands
About Me Semi-Professional
This lens looks wonderful on the camera and when you start using it, it doesn't disappoint. Wide open at 1.2 it isolates the subject from the background with an attractive softness. It gets sharper at 1.8. This is a lovely walking about lens on my 5D and my only comment about that is that the partnership is a little heavy.I love this lens and it stays on the camera unless I have a pressing need to fit something else. Would I recommend it? Oh yes. It's a 1.2 for goodness sake. What's not to love about that. Well, it does struggle to find a focus occasionally in really bad light, but since the light is usually really, really bad when that happens and when it does focus the image is wonderful, it's worth the wait.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Awesome. . . . no ifs, buts or maybes!
By Jee Jay
This arrived yesterday and by then end of this week it will have paid for itself. It's that good for some of the pictures I need. I have it fitted to a 1D and the combination of the two together is so outstanding I can't imagine it getting any better. The construction feels like the real deal (heavy and solid just like the 1D) and the images from the combined pairing are razor sharp. If you can afford it, don't think twice. Get it!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Sharp, but not that sharp!
No IS so watch your speed if shooting on the hoof. Considering the price it was not as sharp as expected when compared to a 24-105 f4 L IS. Have tried micro adjustment but it is best at 0.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Wished I had bought it years ago
Amazing lens with outstanding quality. Works so well in low light with amazing exposures. DOF is very vey shallow at 1.2 and closer in so be carefull to use 1.2 appropriately. At f2 and above it is miles better than the 1.4
from South Coast
Can't fault this lens, since moving over to primes its my go to lens for general use and weddings
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from South East England
I bought this lens for low light and party photography and it's excellent for those. However, to my surprise I have found it good for close portrait work but it does need precise and practiced attention to the focus which is best done manually (especially close up). The auto-focus easily floats and you may find that you have a focus on something you did not intend to highlight. With a very precise and shallow depth of field this lens can really prove a challenge to get the shot right! The auto-focus may also pick up on something you have not seen. So be careful, use it in a measured way and practice.I have found that this lens is also a pretty good lens on the camera for general purposes. Although as a prime it requires a lot of walking backwards/forwards to get the shot framed as you want it - which you would not do with a zoom. In very bright light you will not be able to open it to full aperture because the camera probably will not have a high enough speed. This limits the use of the bokeh in very close shots. In low light I have never used another lens that can match its speed and sharpness.I am really enjoying this lens and find it more fun as I use it more. And is it sharp? Oh yeah! Great.I thought about and researched this one for months. My efforts have been repaid. It is a great lens.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Wish I'd bought this lens years ago
from Prague, Czech Republic
After years of putting it off, I eventually bought this lens to replace my wonderful Canon f1.4 50mm USM lens. Seems like a lot of money to get f0.2 more, but now I have it I know it was worth it. Obviously you'd expect the L-Series glass to outperform my previous 50mm prime, and indeed it does in terms of sharpness and colour definition. Also, it focusses considerably quicker. These factors mean that I can dispense with flash in many more situations. Hurrah!This lens is also fantastic for shooting video if you have a dark setting such as a bar scene at night. Clearly with f1.2 you have to focus carefully due to the depth of field being paper-thin, but this is one of the joys of the lens.Downside? Only one so far. You will easily achieve some fairly bad CA if you use this lens wide open, or close to wide open, in a bright/high-contrast situation.However, realistically, you won't be using this lens wide open when there is brightness in your scene because your camera won't have a fast enough shutter speed even at ISO 50! So this is just something to be aware of, but not a problem in real-world situations.
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