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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
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  • One aspherical lens element
  • Two high-refraction elements
  • 8 Aperture blades
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

Overview

Description by Canon:
 
Lens Discontinued ( replaced by  Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM )
 
With a large maximum aperture of f/1.2, this is the fastest 85mm telephoto lens in its class

With a large maximum aperture of f/1.2, this is the fastest 85mm telephoto lens in its class. One aspherical lens element and two high-refraction elements give sharp images with little flare even at the maximum aperture.
The floating system corrects coma for high image quality.

Reviews

"On paper the EF 85mm f/1.2 USM L is usually described as a portrait lens though this scope is certainly much wider. Using an APS-C DSLR the field-of-view resembles a 136mm lens in full-format terms.

If you ever wondered when to use extreme shutter speeds this question will not arise with this lens. On a

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 16:15

"...Well, those were my first impressions anyway. I have since come to like the weight of the lens. Because I am frequently using the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens in low light conditions, my shutter speed is often dragging (long). The weight of the lens helps it to remain still during the shot. I am also getting used to the fatness feature. It seems to anchor well in my hand - also aiding steadiness. And the hood wobble? Well, the hood is very easy to get on and off - it is very forgiving to installation misalignment. And the wobble does nothing to hinder performance.

Post date: 05/02/2012 - 16:44

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
85mm
Angle of view: 
28.5°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
8 Elements in 7 Groups (one aspherical lens element and two high-refraction elements)
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture: 
f/16.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
No
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.95m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
91.0mm
Length: 
84.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
72mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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