Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM


Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon RF

Release Date: 2018-09-05

MSRP Price: $2299.00

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Distinguished by its speed, the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM from Canon is a desirable normal-length prime due to its versatile focal length and bright f/1.2 maximum aperture. This fast design excels in difficult lighting conditions and also benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The optical layout incorporates one UD element and one aspherical element, which help to reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and sharpness. A rounded 10-blade diaphragm also benefits bokeh quality to suit isolating subjects with depth of field. Complementing the imaging capabilities is an apt ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast, near-silent autofocus and full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a unique Control Ring is integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself.

Photography Life Review Summary: Overall, the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM is one of the best standard prime lenses around, but its high price tag (and size compared to other 50mm lenses) will undoubtedly put some photographers off. If you can afford it and don’t mind the weight, though, I highly recommend it. You’ll find few lenses out there with such amazing optical characteristics as this. Read the full Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Review by Photography Life.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length50mm
Mount TypeCanon RF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.19x
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)46°
Optical Information
Lens Elements15
Lens Groups9
Diaphragm Blades10 (Rounded)
Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Aspherical Elements3
Super Spectra CoatingYes
Fluorine CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
UltraSonic Motor (USM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.31' / 40 cm
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77 mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions3.54 x 4.25" / 89.8 x 108 mm
Weight2.09 lb / 950 g
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesE-77 II 77mm Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap RF, ES-83 Lens Hood, Lens Case LP1319

Sample Images

Canon RF 50mm f1.2 Sample 1 Canon RF 50mm f1.2 Sample 2

Canon RF 50mm f1.2 Sample 9 Canon EOS R with Canon RF 50mm f/1.2

Canon EOS R Image Sample #5 Canon EOS R6 Sample #2


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