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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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By Verdant Sphinx
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM Lens:
I use this lens on a full frame body, mainly for portraiture and general photography. While being a 50mm means that this lens ticks the boxes for most typical focal length and versatility, its 1.2 aperture makes it magical and will be its most important selling point. Having previously used the 1.8 50mm by Canon, I was expecting a lot from this one and it delivers! It is well known that this lens is softer, wide open, than the competition but this lens is not going to be used to score sharpness tests! I cannot put in words the dream-like quality that this lens imparts to captured images. In short, all the praise you've heard about this lens is true and some more. All the critique isn't strong enough to justify not buying it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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very good if you can nail it
This lens produces excellent images with great bokeh IF you can "nail it". With F1.2, it has incredible depth of field, and important to get your focus point right.If nailed, it has produced outstanding images which no other lens can produce, and my most best portrait images have come with this lens. If the object is moving, I find that it difficult to focus, and have missed great photo opportunities, so not sure if good for fast action scenes. The lens is amazing for low light situations and have used it without flash producing very nice natural light images. It is a very expensive lens, and only bought it by part exchanging my lens and taking advantage of Canon cashback offer...makesure you are 100% certain about this lens and understand its capabilities and limitations before buying.
A lens you learn to love.
By Tumbling Sheep
With paper thin DOF wide open, it takes some time and effort to get to know how to use this lens to it's full potential. However, I have to say it's worthi the effort. Get it right and the results are stunning. F1.2 isn't necessary, or even desirable for most shots, but for natural light photography in difficult situations it really is a remarkable lens giving the most beautiful Bokeh.For a busy event photographer it might just be too much trouble, but if you have the time to consider your shots and can take a few moments to consider your camera settings you will be handsomely rewarded with the most remarkable images.
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About Me Semi-Professional
Love this lens... You have to get used to it, but when you do its a dream
Top of the 50mm's
from East Kilbride
Exactly what I thought it would be like. Silky smooth bokeh, and as sharp as I need it to be.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Wood Green Studios
This has to be one of the best lenses I have used with a super wide aperture it is amazing in low light and just swallows up light from everywhere. It produces beautiful portrait photos and as a wedding photographer it is a great lens to use in low light situations without resorting to flash. I cannot say enough good things about this lens.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
One of the best lens I have ever owned..
About Me Professional
Amazing lens, super sharp.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I cannot recommend highly enough
By Keith 10net
The only complaint I have is that I didn't buy it sooner.
one of the best lens ever.
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.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing results once you learn how
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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