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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM : Specifications and Opinions




Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USMCanon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM



The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2006. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1912 €;
140 users have given it an average vote of 9.8 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   85 mm
 Angle of view   28.6°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/1.2
 Aperture blades   8
 Lenses/Groups   8 elements in 7 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.95 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.11x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   72 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   1025 g
 Dimensions   92 x 84 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on August 04, 2015

Pros: Best bokeh: creamy, soft, with large out-of-focus circles, brilliant contrast and colors, very good sharpnes

Cons: Large, heavy and expensive. Electronically driven focus, so you can't adjust the focus when the camera is turned off. Filmsy lenshood, turns while manual focussing the lens, large rear lens element can easily be scratched when mounting the lens, very slow AF for a USM lens.

Opinion: This lens provides brilliant contrast and colors, and very good sharpnes. Even wide open the images are sharp and by f2 the sharpness is very high. Since it is large and heavy and since its AF ist comparatively slow, working with this lens is not always easy but the results are stunning! The lens hood can be easily mounted (clip on) but it is a little thin and flimsy and it rotates with the lens front when used in manual focus mode. The electronically driven focus requires you to connect the lens to a powered camera to be able to change the focus manually (typically when you want to retreat the extended front tube before packing the lens in a bag). The large rear glass element of the lens is unprotected an can be easily scratchen when mounting the lens on the camera.

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avatarjunior
sent on March 08, 2020

Pros: It's just unique... Toughness, openness, detail already in TA, three-dimensionality...

Cons: Weight, af slow, price, is not tropicalized

Opinion: I used Franco (I had given him a name...) for three years. I switched to 1.4 L for stabilization and autofocus... It's a mythical lens and that's why you have to know it. The autofocus is slow and you can't say no but otherwise it's fantastic... If you let the light into the frame, it does real magic. I used it with great surprise even in the night street and can find the light where it is not there. On the 5dsr the micromox is very obvious and for this I had to shoot with times of at least 1/125. My heart cried when I changed it with 1.4... It will remain a good memory forever.

avatarsupporter
sent on September 24, 2019

Pros: All

Cons: Nothing

Opinion: I realize I've written so many 85mm reviews but never about the Big One, the most fitting nickname that camera enthusiasts have ever coined. I had so many 85mm: Canon 1.8, Canon 1.4, Sigma Art 1.4, Tamron 1.8 to mention the last. All great and it's true but no one even resembles the Big One that remains the 85mm reference for lovers of this focal. Peculiarity, merits, defects, pseudodefects are now archnoti and I am not here to repeat them (great review of Roby that precedes this) but a portrait made with this lens is unmistakable and if you love certain atmospheres you will never be satisfied with anyone else. For those who want only as much sharpness as possible by passing over everything else (which is a lot) there are around great products that cost even much less. Vote 10 and praise.

avatarjunior
sent on April 20, 2019

Pros: Opening, Three-Dimensionality, Airiness, Off-Plan, Colours, Sharpness, solid Construction, Gradual and progressive Blur, complexion Rendition, L-Series

Cons: Maybe AF a little slow (but nothing dramatic), tendency to suck dust inside

Opinion: Magic Lens, without a doubt the best mediotele I have ever used and not only in the house Canon. I Have recently held the "Big One", nickname that I have been able to confirm as soon as I took in my hands this "specimen". Very large and powerful, with a very special build quality, being so bright needs "space" to accommodate the large front lens and the entire optical group: 1Kg abundant glass and steel.... Amazing and in my opinion the unique design and very appealing. Lens of the 2006, then not too "young" from the optical scheme inherited from the first series (dated 1989......). My first concern was the AF, which many have seen as slow.... I state that I had the 85 1.8 USM and all this slowness I did not see it compared to the less bright brother. It is perhaps a bit ' slow when you switch from subjects on the first floor compared to subjects "far", there maybe it is a slow thread to find the fire, but close up is fast enough, so you need to take your hand. Strong Piece of this lens is definitely the three-dimensional yield that gives, with the subjects that seem to literally "pierce" the photo and the background that slowly, progressively, seems to fade in the fog.... Wonderful indeed. I Think in so many years of photography, maybe only the Canon 135 L is approaching him... But as 85mm never saw anything like it. It matches with great naturalness to the performance of the FF sensors (I use it on 5D4 and 5D3 and it is excellent) giving to the images that stamp and that paste that reminds the film photos.... I read that this lens shares the optical pattern of the previous one, which in turn had been inherited from the Leica 85.... In fact, the airy, pastel colours, the artistic and dreamlike style of the blurred are sublime and not comparable with ANY of the modern lenses Hypersharp, Hypercorrect and Anonymous... About sharpness, however, is also high to 1.2, reaching from F2 in then impressive peaks. Having had the 1.8 I affirm with certainty that at the maximum openings is sharper this of the little brother, which is beautiful, fast, practical and sharp.... But the "big one" is something else... Try to believe. Reportage, weddings, portraiture are his fields of choice, and I add that serves so much, so much practice to know how best to manage. Compared to 135 I find it more comfortable the focal (85mm for me are the Perfection for portraits), very sharp both but more rosy the complexion of 85 (a bit ' more natural in my opinion).... For the rest are the 2 lenses that in a substantial "technical" kit can not miss. I reserve to try it in depth and to squeeze it to the fullest but my initial impressions are from "first of the class" undoubtedly some. Top!

avatarsenior
sent on February 04, 2019

Pros: Blurred, color rendition, lens character

Cons: Slow AF, delicate construction, no tropicalization.

Opinion: The optics that made legend. He always intrigued me and has always been in my most dirtiest desires then finally I managed to find it used at an honest price. What about... taken in hand you see that has many years on the shoulders, construction a little ' delicate, thin and raw plastics, front element that comes out. Then the mountains and you take two shots then the story changes. You immediately realize why he made a legend. A TA has a blurred never seen before, a deadlift of plans and an absurd three-dimensionality and finally a color rendition to make the various Sigma art Tamron and Nikon Pale. It is not true that at 1.2 has a yield too soft, already at 1.2 has all the resolution and micro-contrast that serves. If you close a couple of stops it becomes a blade. Pity only for the AF that although very precise is really but really slow. Is this a problem? Lol It is a portrait lens, to be used calmly. If your use is a handyman be absolutely away!




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