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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens

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  • L-series quality The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
  • Smooth background blur A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
  • Super Spectra coating Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting - a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
  • Very fast maximum aperture A large maximum aperture of f/1.2 allows the use of fast shutter speeds when shooting in low light. The lens also enables fine control over focusing, allowing extremely shallow depth of field for creative effects in portraiture, for example.
  • Ultrasonic focusing A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 9.1 x 9.1 cm ; 1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 1056B005AA
  • ASIN: B000EOTZ76
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Feb. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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12 months RTB

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EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II includes Lens Hood ES79/2
Lens Case LP1219
compatible with Filter Size - 72mm (L type lens)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By M. Kelly on 24 Jan. 2013
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First of all, this lens is relatively HUGE. With that size, goes a considerable mass. In isolation, one wonders how it could be useful, with such a large mass/weight. However, in use on my EOS 5D/BG-E4 grip, it feels remarkably 'balanced'. I wouldn't like a day's shooting with this lens without the BG-E4 though...

As to the images it produces, it's hard to explain when you first see the first 'roll' from using this lens. Initially, you almost feel slightly underwhelmed, thinking 'Is that it?', especially when the lens is bulky, heavy and extremely slow to focus (compared to other EOS lenses).

But after further use, 'the penny drops'; you have to learn to use this lens properly. This lens literally defines the meaning of 'sharp', which takes some getting used to. I think we get used to looking at images that sometimes lack clarity and 'bite'. This lens, however, is almost brutal in it's uncompromising ability to pick out every detail, AND every flaw. It's a bit like watching HDTV after a life of standard definition.

Also, the depth-of-field at f/1.2 takes some getting used to. Ever had a portrait where the DOF is so limited that a subject's pupil is in focus (as it should be for a portrait), yet the eyelashes on the outer aspect of the upper eyelid are out of focus? Me neither, until I started shooting with this lens.

Saying that, and with all of the above, this lens has produced some of the most beautiful images I have ever produced. OK, unless you learn to use this lens properly, the 'keeper ratio' might be a little low, but when you get that image that literally blows you away, you forgive all of this len's shortcomings, shortcomings that are in reality a result of the use of incredible, superlative technology and ability in the hands of a mere amateur.

So does this lens qualify as the 'holy grail' of Canon red-ringers? Well, IMHO and with my very limited experience, it may well have the potential to do just that.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By chrisfromlewis on 18 Jun. 2012
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had it a couple of months now, it really is an amazing lens. the depth of field is razor thin. backgrounds completely blown out, if im going to give a little criticism i have to say its a nightmare to focus, not just because focus is razor thin, but its quite slow to focus......but the images are well worth it.

build quality 5/5
image quality 5/5
ease of use 3/5
taking it out of your bag and putting it onto the camera with other photographers present 5/5
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By jamsari on 25 Jan. 2010
I have had this lens for over a year now. Initially on a 450D (what?? you might say) which performed very well but on a full frame 5D mk ii this baby truly shines! The images are sharp the colour rendition is amazing. The focal lenght is just perfect.

I have few Canon L lenses: 17-40mm f4, 100mm f2.8 IS and the 135mm f2. They all have their strengths but this is my favourite. Not quite my work horse (that would be my 17-40) but it never fail to wow me everytime I give it a bit of air-time.

It is hard to learn initially. The focusing is a bit slow compared to my fast performers but then again you know that already if you are considering this.

It is great at 1.2 even better stopped down to 1.6 or even 1.8, dependent on what you want of course.

With the 5D you might want to MA (micro-adjust) did that few times but but I always ended up going to 0 adjustment. I realised then it was my technique that needed improving rather than this wonder of a lens.

My advice is not to rent it because you'll want it even more. Sure it's not as versatile as a 70-200 2.8 for wedding portraiture but stunning images at shallow DOF is something else.

The L lens craving is an addiction (curse you Canon!) but secretly I pray that they keep giving us wonderful products.

My next target is the 24mm 1.4L mk ii. Should be great for indoor/night-time shots.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Tony on 5 Mar. 2014
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Easily the best in the bag. Superb for portraiture
Honestly, they don't come much, nay, I should say any,better than this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By recoveringacademic on 21 Nov. 2014
This is a stunning piece of glass. It takes a good deal of getting used to. Lots of experimenting, and patience. Looking at the reviews elsewhere on the web -probably by people who know more about it than I do - none appear to refer to the sheer pleasure of owning this lens. It's a beautiful piece of work. Its ideal for professional photographers for portraits and weddings
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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Roderick Peel on 4 Nov. 2007
Opened the sealed box - lens in hand - panic - manual focus DOES NOT WORK!
Later after phone call to Canon - agree to try it on camera body first and then decide if it needs to go back for repair. Back home - connected to my EOS 40D and - voila! - the lens comes to life. It appears that the manual focus actually uses the USM rather than a mechanical connection so the lens needs to be powered. Finally found an obscure reference in the instructions confirming this. I really feel that as this lens is different to the usual Canon lenses, then Canon should emphasise this in their documentation and inform their telephone support staff - ah well.

As to the lens performance - this one certainly sets the standard. Colour (chromatic) abberation is non existant, barrel and pincushion distortion undetectable, viginetting is nearly zero and the resolution probably exceeds the sensor resolution (10.1 Mpix) on the EOS40D (APS C sensor). Great for portraits but even better for isolating flowers from their background foliage. Very pleasing bokeh due to the circular apperture. All in all an excellent lens once you read the instructions carefully.
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