Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens

Introduced in September 1989, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens is one of the greatest telephoto prime lenses with  large aperture of f/1.2, notable focus length range of 85mm and superior build quality. The body and mount of Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens are constructed with metal. EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens is intimately comparable with Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens. The telephoto lens is similar to Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens in sharpness and it performs very well with wide aperture and low light situations. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens uses a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic motor) to attain quick, fast, accurate and silent autofocus. Moreover, FTP (full time manual) focus is available in this telephoto lens.

The minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification of this lens is 0.95 m / 3.1 ft and o.11x in that order. The lens has a floating optical system with one aspherical element to reduce aberrations and make sure an excellent and accurate image performance. It also corrects comma for superb picture quality. The horizontal angle of view of the prime lens is 24°, vertical angle of view is 16° and by diagonally, it is 28°30′.

Optically, the construction of the lens is made of seven groups with 8 element including 1 aspherical element and 2 high refraction elements. With the help of these aspherical and high – refraction elements, the telephoto prime lens produces very sharp and clear picture quality. There are 8 diaphragm blades and it accepts filter size of 72 mm. high quality plastic and metal is used in outer barrel and mount respectively. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens produces an excellent background blur quality with an amazing focus length range. The lens’ front element does not rotate but it extends when zooming or focusing. AF (autofocus) speed is pretty quiet and fast. The camera lens is protected from moisture and dust. The 85mm lens weighs 2.3 lb / 1.025 kg and measures 84 mm in length x 91 mm in diameter (3.3 inches x 3.6 inches).

Specification of Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens

  • Name – Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
  • Release date – September, 1989
  • AF (Autofocus) Motor type – Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor)
  • Lens type – telephoto prime lens
  • APS Equivalent – 136 mm
  • Focal Length Range – 85 mm
  • Diagonal angle of view – 28° – 30’
  • Vertical angle of view – 16°
  • Horizontal angle of view – 24°
  • Dimensions –   3.3 inches x 3.6 inches (84 mm x 91 mm)
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Lens construction – 7 groups including 8 elements including one aspherical element
  • Closest focusing distance – 3.1 ft (0.95 m)
  • Filter size – 72 mm
  • Focus adjustment – Inner focusing system with USM (Ultrasonic motor)
  • Minimum aperture range – f/16 (long)
  • Maximum aperture range – f/1.2 (wide)
  • Number of aperture blades – eight
  • Manufacturer specification weight – 36.2 oz (1.025 g)
  • Lens hood model – ES – 79 II
  • Maximum Magnification (MM) – 0.11x
  • Focusing type – Internal

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