Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM
With its incredible f/1.2 maximum aperture, the super fast EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a consummate low-light performer. A lens that allows fine creative control over focusing and depth of field.
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- Large f/1.2 aperture
- USM autofocus
- Super Spectra coatings
- 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 with the Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM. 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 on the Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM. 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 on the Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM. 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 Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera’s E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.
The Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
Closest focusing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
Ring USM ¹
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
85.8 x 65.5
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II
E-72U / E-72II
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II
AF actuator – ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focussing built-in