February 21st 2010 2:48 am

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7.2
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    7.6
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    8.0
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9.5
4 reviews
7.0
PC Mag Aug 14, 2012

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is one of the fastest SLR lenses you can buy. It's expensive and heavy, but can create an extremely shallow depth of field.

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7.0
Ken Rockwell Mar 15, 2007

I'm not all that hot on this 50mm f/1.2 lens because I didn't get proper autofocus results 100% of the time. I'm used to that on my Nikons. If you can get over that, or you have better luck with autofocus or focus manually with a special screen, go get one!

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8.0
The Digital Picture Aug 15, 2012

I can't say that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens is as great of a value as the 50 f/1.4, but I do think it is worth the price to serious photographers who need what it can deliver.

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10
mjmesserli mjmesserli

I've had this lens for over a year and love it! There is a lot of discussion about the lens, but if you know what you're doing it's one of the best lens you can buy for the full frame canon. I love it.

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9.0
Strawe Strawe

An insane price doesn’t always turn out insane performance. This lens isn’t something you buy if you want value for money. Most will be perfectly happy with the f/1.4 or even the nifty f/1.8. In terms of sharpness, it is mediocre at best. It's the sharpest of any Canon 50mm between f/1.2 and...

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9.0
phalgun phalgun

I owned a 50mm F1.4 which would take forever to focus and would sound like grinding two stones together while it focused. So I bought this gem of a lens. Love it. World at F1.2 is very different.

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10
RSimpson RSimpson

After almost a year of use, I can say this has been a great lens. I'm glad I chose the 50mm over the 80mm - the main reasons for that choice were full-time manual focus (vs electronic manual focus of the 80mm) and closer minimum focus distance (1.5 ft vs. 3.1 ft per...

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