Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cam..." and save 50% off the $1,999.00 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras - Fixed
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- f1.2 maximum aperture
- Ring-type UltraSonic motor (USM), Focal length : 85mm, Closest focusing distance : 3.2 feet
- EF mount, medium telephoto lens, High-speed AF and circular aperture create shallow depth-of-field
- 111mm focal length for APS-H sensors, 136mm for APS-C sensors, Lens not zoomable
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Special offers and product promotions
|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ES-79 II|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Included Components||Caps, ES-79 II Lens Hood, LP1219 Soft Lens Case,|
|Item Dimensions||3.62 x 3.62 x 3.31 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1 Kilogram|
|Item Weight||2.26 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.95 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.2|
|Maximum Focal Length||85 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||85 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||8|
|Number of Groups||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||28 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||2.7 pounds|
Compare to similar items
This item Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras - Fixed
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Photo Savings|
|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||—||Canon EF,Canon EF-S, Canon EF, Canon EF-S|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||auto-focus||auto-focus|
|Item Dimensions||3.62 x 3.31 x 3.62 in||2.95 x 2.83 x 2.95 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||3.39 x 2.6 x 3.39 in||3.5 x 4.1 x 3.5 in||3.4 x 3.4 x 3.4 in|
|Item Weight||2.26 lbs||0.94 lb||5.61 ounces||1.28 lbs||2.09 lbs||1.7 lbs|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||medium-format||Prime lens||Prime lens||telephoto||Telephoto|
|Maximum Focal Length||85 millimeters||85 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||85||85 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||85 millimeters||85 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||85||33 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 millimeters||58 millimeters||49 millimeters||72 millimeters||—||86 millimeters|
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens uses a ring-type USM, high-speed CPU and optimized algorithms to achieve an autofocus speed approximately 1.8x faster than the original. The high-speed AF and circular aperture create a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is ideal for portraits and weddings. The floating optical system, which includes an aspherical lens element, suppresses aberrations and ensures excellent imaging performance. Diagonal angle of view-28°30' .Focus adjustment:AF with full-time manual
From the Manufacturer
Retaining the impressive optical performance and large aperture of the original Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L lens, this revamped medium telephoto lens employs a ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), high-speed CPU, and optimized algorithms to achieve an autofocus speed that's approximately 1.8x faster than the original. This high-speed autofocus system combines with the circular aperture to create a shallow depth of field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, an ideal effect for portraits and weddings. In addition, the lens's floating optical system includes an aspherical lens element that suppresses aberrations and produces an excellent imaging performance.
- Focal length: 85mm
- Maximum aperture: f/1.2
- Lens construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
- Angle of view: 28 degrees @ 30 feet
- Focus adjustment: Autofocus with full-time manual
- Closest focusing distance: 3.2 feet
- Filter size: 72mm
- Dimensions: 3.6 inches in diameter and 3.3 inches long
- Weight: 36.2 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
Top customer reviews
I'll leave the more technical reviews about this lens to those who study and compare lenses like it was their job, but just from my standpoint, it's worth it to have in your arsenal.
You however need to make investment in the hood for this lens.
Otherwise stray light can ruin your shots. I guess this lens comes with hood if you buy brand new. I didn't so had to learn that hard way.
Since is it is fixed focal length, you have to adjust to moving back and forth. Also I tried to shoot flowers with it. Not ideal for that because close focusing distance is bit much. I wanted to see how bokeh looks.
This is a portrait lens and that is what it does best. There isn't that much to figure out. I had no issues focusing wide open.
That leads us to the downsides to the lens. its relatively slow to focus due to the large amount of glass it moves around, the focus by wire is not ideal again due to large elements I would prefer a direct gear train. it's big, it's heavy, and it is expensive.
But it's totally worth the price if you can justify the costs in Money, weight and slightly slow AF, the results are amazing. It is THE portrait lens for Canon users in my opinion. The venerable Canon 70-200 f2.8 and 135 F2 are great too as is the Sigma 85mm f1.4 but there is that magic something extra with the Canon 85mm f1.2
1) Slow focus (especially if changing from something nearby to something further away)
2) Narrow Depth of field leads to blurry shots if you don't correctly pick where you are focusing
1) Great Saturation
2) Great Contrast
3) Fabulous Bokeh
4) Narrow Depth of field - makes for some great artistic shots
5) My favorite portrait lens for natural light, both with a crop-sensor camera (20D) and with a full-frame sensor (got to try out a 5D II)
I definitely recommend this lens for portraits, however be prepared to spend a lot of time learning to use it.
Unlike many other people, the weight does not bother me. I hand held it the other day for 5 hours with no problems whatsoever. Also, I have heard many complaints about chromatic aberration with this lens, but from my experience with this particular lens it is actually axial color (longitudinal chromatic aberration) which occurs when the subject is just slightly out of focus in certain lighting conditions. I notice it shooting a "wide" scene directly lit by sun at 1.2, especially on a slightly out of focus pattern such as a striped black and white tie.
I see no cons with this lens outside of expense.
Most recent customer reviews