As a 50mm lens, the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM features a very popular focal length – one that works well in a wide variety of settings. Whether you’re looking for a portrait photography lens, a sports photography lens, or a lens for weddings, events or photojournalism, this practical lens could be a great addition to your photographer’s kit. Featuring L-series quality, the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is solidly built, with the convenient addition of weather sealing. As for optical quality, this lens delivers excellent results, with easy handholdability, even in low light. Its ring-type USM autofocus and Full Time Manual focusing allow you to find superb sharpness within your shots, while flare, distortion and chromatic aberration are all very well controlled. Good bokeh is essential in a portrait lens – and this lens performs wonderfully, allowing you to highlight your subject by creating a smooth background blur.
  • L-Series Quality - Black Lens

    L-Series Quality

    The high image quality is achieved from the centre of the image to the peripheral areas.
  • Large f/1.2 Aperture EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

    Large f/1.2 Aperture

    Provides outstanding speed for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for flash.

  • Excellent Background Bokeh

    Excellent Background Bokeh

    A circular barrel aperture helps to create attractive, even background.

  • Fast Quiet Auto Focus

    Fast Quiet Auto Focus

    The ring USM drives rapid auto focus with near-silent operation.
  • Super Spectra Coating

    Super Spectra Coating

    Ensure accurate colour balance & high contrast, suppress flare & ghosting by absorbing light.
  • Passes Distance Information to E-TTL II

    Passes Distance Information to E-TTL II

    The lens passes distance information back to the camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash




Angle of view (Horizontal) 40º
Angle of view (Vertical) 27º
Angle of view (Diagonal) 46º
Lens construction (elements/groups) 8/6
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 16
Closest focussing distance 0.45m
Maximum magnification 0.18x
Distance Information Yes
AF actuator Ring USM ¹

Physical Specifications

Filter diameter 72mm
Max diameter 85.8mm
length 65.5mm
Weight 580g
Barcode 4960999354972
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focussing built-in

What's included

  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
  • Lens Cap E-72 II
  • Lens Dust Cap E
  • Lens Hood ES-78
  • Lens Pouch 1214
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing piece of Equipment Sharp as a tack - even at F1.2 - incredible bokeh thats 2nd to none - a lens that TRULY delivers what a series piece of craftsmanship should.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portraits Fines't lense I use this lens for portraits mostly. I've shot fashion campaigns with it and has done the work that I exected. The depth of field is superior on a professional level. Solid compact lense period. Will get it over and over again
Date published: 2017-12-11
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Compatibility & Support


The EF Mount is compatible with cameras that use a full-frame and CPS-C Cameras.
Full Frame Cameras

Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 6D

APS-C Cameras

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 200D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1300D

Check if your camera can use a EF Lens
EF Lens Compatibility Diagram

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