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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

"Maintain precise control of depth of field with this large maximum aperture lens, which is a consummate performer in low light."


RRP £1,909.99 Save £763.99


Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Maintain precise control of depth of field with this large maximum aperture lens, which is a consummate performer in low light.

  • Part of Canon’s flagship L Series lens range, made using the finest optics
  • Bright f/1.2 maximum aperture delivers incredibly shallow depth of field and ensures great shots in low light
  • Fast, quiet autofocus with ring USM for full-time manual focusing
  • Circular 8-blade diaphragm helps produce attractive background blur
  • Super spectra coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • 72mm filter diameter
  • Dust and moisture resistant construction
  • Supplied with lens hood and lens pouch

Park Verdict

Popular with portrait photographers, this lens gives precise control over depth of field for full creative flexibility, whilst the fast maximum aperture delivers great shots in low light.

We Love

♥ Fast f/1.2 maximum aperture allows hand-held shooting in low light
♥ Incredible image quality with extremely shallow depth of field
♥ Ultrasonic motor for fast, accurate focusing with full-time manual focusing

For more information on the benefits of the 50mm lens format, please read 50mm 1.8, 1.4 or 1.2. The lens every photographer should own


Full Details

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.

L-series quality
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.

Ultrasonic focusing
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.

The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.


Frequently bought together



Focal Length & Max. Aperture:50mm 1:1.2
Picture Size:24 x 36mm
Filter Diameter:72mm
Diagonal Angle of View:46° (43.2mm)
Verticle Angle of View:27° (24mm)
Horizontal Angle of View:40° (36mm)
Lens construction:8 elements in 6 groups
Minimum aperture:f/16
No. of aperture blades:8
Closest focusing distance (m):0.45m
Focus drive:Ring-type USM
Dimensions:85.4mm dia. x 65.5mm

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

"Maintain precise control of depth of field with this large maximum aperture lens, which is a consummate performer in low light."


RRP £1,909.99 Save £763.99


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