Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L Lens¶
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens is a peerless standard lens for Canon digital SLR cameras. The lens is suitable for any shooting situation, with a lens coating and construction type that are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras. The lens also offers an ultra-large aperture that produces a narrow depth of field and the type of soft background blur so loved by photographers everywhere. The high-performance, weather-resistant lens delivers all the superb image resolution and contrast you expect in a Canon L Series lens.
The EF 50mm f1.2L USM is a peerless new standard lens featuring an ultra-large aperture for a narrow depth of field and soft background blur so loved by photographers everywhere. The EF 50mm f1.2L USM is suitable for any shooting situation; its lens coating and construction are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras. This high-performance, weather-resistant lens delivers all the superb image resolution and contrast you expect in a Canon L-Series lens.
Photos Taken with this Lens
Below is a list of articles in which this lens is discussed, or at least mentioned, on this site.
Making Better Photos (aug 11, 2013)
Many people believe that higher quality photography equipment makes necessarily better photographs. While equipment can make a difference, there are other factors that can compensate or undo the effects of a good camera and lens.
Almost All Things Being Equal (sep 19, 2011)
Since digital photography has become quite good, there has been a debate among photographers as to whether digital or film photography is better. I did an experiement to see which is better given almost all things being equal.
Update on Zoom Reduction (sep 2, 2011) ✨
Since I wrote about eliminating my zoom lenses, I’ve used my Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM zoom lens only three times. Of those photos, I’ve only used five of the photos I took with it.
Reducing Zoom (jul 18, 2010) ✨
In my collection of Canon EF lenses, I have a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens. It’s an excellent lens. I don’t think there’s any other lens in this range of zoom lenses that’s better than it for Canon EOS cameras.
Is Film Better? (apr 27, 2010)
As I improve my skills at using Adobe PhotoShop for processing images taken with film and digital cameras, I’m wondering if a state of the art, high-end digital camera can produce better images digitally and in print than any film camera.
Focusing Screens in a DSLR Camera (apr 26, 2010)
Some cameras are made with a focusing screen that are easily removable and replacable. This article explains how this is done with an example of the process.
Film Camera and Lens Combination (apr 19, 2010)
Lenses are key to taking high quality photo, but they can be expensive. This is a problem I had with film cameras. However, since I already own several excellent EOS L-series lenses, I bought an excellent Canon EOS film camera to use with these lenses.
A Fool and his Film (apr 15, 2010)
There are quite a few factors involved to make high quality photos from film. Each has to be at its best, or at least above a certain level. I strive for the clarity that I’ve seen in the photographs of many famous photographers during my lifetime.