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Canon EF 85 mm f/1.2L II USM

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 85 mm f/1.2L II USM
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.2
Angle of view 28.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.95 m
Maximum magnification 1:9.09
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 8 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 91.5 x 84 mm
Weight 1025 g
Additional information Marketed March 2006
Average rating (12 owners reviews)
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4.58 Good
Owners reviews (12)
  1. sukasukagw
    sukasukagw 1 February 2012, 07:45
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    IP 111.94.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 2100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: price

    Pros: superb dof, very sharp @wide open

    Summary: best telephoto

  2. keithinmelbourne
    keithinmelbourne 12 October 2011, 07:57
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    IP 211.30.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $2,300 AUD
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Heavy, slow AF, MF is tedious

    Pros: Results, cost

    Summary: I have had the 50L for 12 months and loved it, so it seemed natural to get the 85L. The 85L has been a little more difficult to learn than the 50L, but it has given me some stunning results when I have got it right. I believe I will grow into this lens as time goes by.

  3. leeloojame
    leeloojame 18 August 2011, 15:47
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    IP 92.37.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: too much
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: manual focusing by wire and slow AF, cannot focus when shooting video, heavy, expensive

    Pros: wide open performance

    Summary: Worth only for those, who need to use it wide open. Canon should produce f/1.4 version like Nikon, which is half the weight and practically as good (at a price of only 1/3 of a stop - like anyone could see the difference between f/1.2 and f/1.4 bokeh). In short, if you really need godo portrait lens, you should get 200mm prime.

  4. samu78
    samu78 10 March 2011, 01:37
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    IP 109.70.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 2300
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: -

    Pros: everything

    Summary: best telephoto lens

  5. Sarah86
    Sarah86 15 February 2011, 03:40
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    IP 85.25.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 2000
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: slow af, expensive

    Pros: sharp, wonderful dof, best quality

    Summary: this lens is a a miracle

  6. HiResPic
    HiResPic 13 February 2011, 05:06
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    IP 67.159.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 2300
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: nothing

    Pros: fast and sharp

    Summary: extraordinary lens

  7. LeoJan
    LeoJan 9 January 2011, 00:44
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    IP 80.56.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 1000 euro'
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Non that really maters, yes it is heavy, yes it is not a super fast performer, but nothing bothers me.

    Pros: Sharp from F1.2, Bike out of this world, color, build. A joy to see all that glass...

    Summary: I own the Mark I, witch is a little slower, but still no problem for me. The best portrait lens you can buy and usable as nature lens to if you like razor thin DOF's. I bought it second hand for a reasonable price.

  8. Simon
    Simon 8 January 2011, 17:59
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    IP 86.158.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: ?
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy for an 85mm lens; evrything else is just picky

    Pros: Stunningly sharp; Fab bokeh; useable wide open;

    Summary: If you are planning to take pics of people - this is the lens for you.

  9. Puliukko
    Puliukko 21 November 2010, 10:15
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    IP 94.101.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Expensive. Slow AF.

    Pros: Bokeh. Rendering.

    Summary: Good.

  10. Valdemar Atterdag
    Valdemar Atterdag 3 October 2010, 02:20
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    IP 86.58.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 2200
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: nothing

    Pros: aperture, bokeh, sharpness, colors, quality,

    Summary: best professional lens for people photography

  11. spoony
    spoony 2 October 2010, 13:05
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    IP 80.109.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 2050 Euro
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: manual focusing by wire - the lens case is a joke and not able to protect this lens.

    Pros: excellent in all terms!

    Summary: a breathtaking lens!

  12. lightray
    lightray 26 September 2010, 13:37
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    IP 94.136.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 2000
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: price

    Pros: outstanding DOF, extremly sharp, wonderful colors,

    Summary: best portrait lens available!

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