Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the EOS 350D (converted RAW file via RawShooter Premium).

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/400s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.2 @ 1/4000s
Size 3471x2311
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.2 @ 1/4000s
Size 3471x2311
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/400s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.2 @ 1/4000s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/400s
Size 2311x3471

Verdict

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L is a specialty lens for those requiring the maximum in depth-of-field capabilities. At large apertures the lens produces the beautiful, buttery bokeh which can be expected from such a lens. Technically the resolution results are very good to excellent but not really superior to its cheaper cousin - the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. The center performance is generally stellar but the borders can´t quite follow although they remain easily in very good territory beyond f/1.2. The vignetting is quite high at maximum aperture and CAs are unusually pronounced for a fix-focal. The build quality of the lens is exceptional and the AF speed is very fast for such a lens.

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