Canon - EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens - Black

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Capture the essence of every moment with this medium telephoto lens that's perfect for portraits, weddings, action shots and more. The 85mm focal length draws attention to the point of focus by highlighting your subject against a softly blurred background, and the wide aperture performs brilliantly in low-light settings, without the need for a flash.

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Superb in performance Posted by: from: NYC on Here's a few facts you'll want to know to help you decide if this lens is worth your penny: What's in the Box • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Autofocus Lens • 72mm Snap-On Lens Cap • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear) • ES-79 II Lens Hood • LP1219 Soft Lens Case • Year Canon USA & Canada Limited Warranty • Filter Size 72mm • Minimum Focus Distance : 3.2' Notes of Interest: • f/Stop Range f/1.2-16 : • Lens Hood is a pinch/clip on – not the usual Bayonet style • Lens Hood turns with focus ring – but front lens element doesn’t turn • Slow auto focus in lower light situations – fine for Portrait, but, better go manual for dance floor shots! • Very fast focus in good light (overcast day – quick focus!) • Manual focus Ring – spins super easily (many don’t prefer it…very, very loose. Of note – when turning the focus ring manually, the focus ring bobbles a bit (like its not “screwed on tightly” – kind of like the sound of batteries in an old remote control where the end connections have weakened a bit – though tight enough to work, they “bobble around” a bit inside.) I was surprised by this and thought maybe my model was damaged. But, it only bobbles ever-so-lightly when you are manually turning it. Once it stops turning, it’s tight and rock solid again. • Focus Ring bobble has no apparent effect on the quality of the pic as far as I can tell. This lens is best suited for : a) Professionals who "grew up" on non-is, non-auto focus lenses - they'll adopt it with aplomb! b) Aspiring Professionals who opt to use "M/Manual Mode" on Your DSLR - it'll challenge you manual focus skills and make you a better photographer overall... and aide in setting you apart in skill level But if you're just seeking a fast lens with a great hit rate, then I'd suggest the 50mm 1.4 or the 85mm 1.8 from Canon. They both give similar image quality at 1/4th price (just about). For me, this lens was worth every penny

24 out of 25 found this review helpful.

Phenomenal Lens! Posted by: from: on I am using this lens with my Canon 5d miii. I rented it out first (from Calumet Photo) tested out, fell in love, and bought it the following week. I am pleased with every shot it makes. It is super sharp. Wide open, it creates superior bokeh that is out of this world. Portraits come out just stunning. According to other peoples reviews, it's slow, I don't think so. On the other hand, I am not chasing deers to take portraits. It is heavy but I don't mind, I feel like it gives me more stability at hand. It looks sexy on my camera, really draws people attention. Price is high, but you get what you pay for. I love it.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Professional Quality Tool Posted by: from: Louisville, KY on I'm a semi pro Fine Art photographer with many years of experience across traditional film and digital cameras. This is by far the best lens that I have in my bag now. Quality of the images captured is exceptional....even if the compositions aren't all perfect :) It is a challenging lens to use since as many others have mentioned, depth of field wide open in a sliver of focus. I like challenges and have found this aspect of using the lens to be the most fun for me. It's heavy and expensive but I knew that well before I purchased it and frankly don't care. Go to a local photography store and have them slap one on a pro body for you....check it out for yourself.....if you have a limited budget grab the 1.8 investment to date when paired up with my 5d Mark iii...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Awesome lens Posted by: from: on This lens is best portrait I have ever used. A must for any serious photographer.

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Fantastic Posted by: from: on The focus ring is a little loose on this lens but once you get it to the right focus its absolutely amazing. The quality of the image is stunning , but the lens is on the heavy side

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Superb Professional Lens Posted by: from: on Perfect lens for photographing females. Every serious Canon professional shooting women should have this lens.

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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

My new 85 Posted by: from: LA,CA on What can I say that everyone else has not already said. This 85 is great .

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Great Portrait Lens Posted by: from: on I love my 85 and refer to it as my 2k lens... it helps me achieve stunning portraits and I love having it in my bag. I didn't give it 5 stars because it is kind of heavy and does have slow focusing every now and then.

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Amazing lens! Posted by: from: on Outstanding bokkeh coming off this lens. A bit heavy to hold and carry around but if its images your after then this is a must prime lens for you. It produces sharp pictures. It's a must to have steady hands when using this lens or you could get pictures that may look ok but appear blurry upon processing.

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