The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM incorporates Canon's highest standards of precision optics. The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, combining superior image performance and ultimate operability with dust and moisture resistant construction.

Canon EF 50 f/1.2L lens (mounted on a Canon 5D Mark III) review by Justin Van Leeuwen at Canon Rumors: It’s a pro lens, and with that comes the need for a pro’s experience to handle it.

"I knew why I purchased the Canon 50mm f/1.4 over the 50mm f/1.8; the more rounded (not hexagonal) bokeh, and the slightly better build. That’s a few hundred bucks. The Canon 50mm f/1.2 L is more than four times the price of the 1.4. This is a cost/value factor we often weigh, and I have personally never once been let down by the better glass I’ve purchased, where I have with less-than-the-best. The aperture may be a bit misleading, I don’t consider f/1.2 useful for me, I have a hard time focusing that shallow of depth of field, and while a good camera body like the 1DX or . . . read more

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L review at Photozone

"The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L is the brand new successor of the almost legendary EF 50mm f/1.0 USM L - the fastest mass production SLR lens ever. Surprisingly Canon decided to step down a little regarding the max. aperture but the good news about this is the substantially lower price tag of around . . . read more

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Now the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens (above right) enters the market. Being a prime Canon L Series Lens, the Canon 50 f/1.2 far exceeds all existing Canon 50mm lenses in nearly all aspects - including three negative ones: size, weight and price. Since Canon already has a 50mm f/1.4 lens, they would not release a slightly wider aperture version at a far higher price, size and weight without . . . read more

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM review at photodo

"For a 50mm lens, this optic is larger and heavier than the norm, which is to be expected with the bright maximum aperture. Still with it weighing 580g, it isn't overly heavy and it balances well on the EOS 5D MkII used for testing.

Being an L series lens the lens barrel is constructed from high quality materials and feels

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM review at SLR Gear

"This is a monster of a lens, and I think is the widest-aperture 50mm optic available for any of the major DSLR platforms. It's also incredibly well-constructed, as befits a Canon L-series lens.

That said though, we have to admit that we were a little surprised that the Canon 50mm f/1.2L's optical

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L (full format) review at Photozone

"Released back in 2007 the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L is the successor of the legendary EF 50mm f/1.0 USM L - the fastest mass production SLR lens ever ... and one of the most expensive around. Surprisingly Canon decided to give up two thirds of an f-stop (f/1.0 - f/1.1 - f/1.2 - f/1.4 in case you wonder) but the good news about this is the substantially lower price tag of around 1400 €/US$ so the . . . read more

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