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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens

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Fast optical L-series performance

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM autofocus lens is a fast lens that delivers superb optical performance. A maximum aperture of f/1.2 makes it the professional's choice for shooting without a flash in low light conditions. The large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field for compelling portrait photography.

Flagship L-series lens

The iconic red stripe across Canon lenses is a giveaway that it’s an L-series – Canon's flagship professional lens range. The L-series offers image performance with a range of features and hardy dust and waterproof construction. Colour contrast and brightness, sharpness, bokeh effects and reduced chromatic aberrations are all exceptional with an L-series lens.  

Excellent in low light

With an aperture of f/1.2 this lens provides outstanding results for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for a flash. Enabling faster shutter speeds and a shallow depth of field in low light conditions, this lens makes it easy to capture detail even in unforgiving lighting situations. Whether it’s candlelight at a wedding, portraits at dusk, or night landscapes, you’ll be able to take in those moments without hesitation.

Fast and silent autofocus

The ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) creates fast and quiet autofocus so you’re always ready to take the next shot. The near silent shutter is perfect for those times when you don’t want to make a sound, like during a speech at a wedding or when capturing wildlife. With an internal focusing design, autofocus speed is enhanced with high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms. You can also take control with full electronic manual focus override always available without having to switch out of AF. 

Super spectra coatings

Super spectra lens coatings minimise reflections to stop unwanted flare and ghosting. This is a problem that commonly occurs with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. With a lens coating, you’ll be able to achieve excellent colour reproduction and vivid contrast.

Reduce chromatic effects

The aspherical element in the lens in the floating optical system stops chromatic aberrations for enhanced image performance. Unwanted flaring and ghosting is stopped to achieve clear images free from distractions. The result is clear, beautiful images that are truly professional.

Beautiful bokeh effects

Create beautifully soft bokeh with this L-series lens. The 8-blade circular aperture creates a shallow depth of field that blurs out the background to bring attention to your subjects. This is ideal for portraiture and weddings where you want to create soft effects.

More Information
Brands Canon
Format Full Frame
Lens Mount Canon EF
Focal Length 85 mm
Aperture Maximum:f/1.2
Diaphragm Blades 8
Angle of View Diagonal : 28° 30'
Horizontal :
Vertical :
Min. Focus Distance 95 cm
Magnification 0.11x
Max. Reproduction Ratio 1:9
Filter Thread Front, 72 mm
Lens Hood Yes, Removable
Tripod Collar No
Stabilisation No
Colour Black
Lens Type Prime Lenses, Telephoto Lenses
Speciality Auto Focus
Genre/Use Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action
Physical Dimensions 9.14 cm x 8.38 cm
Physical Weight (Grams) 1025g
Shipping Weight (Kg) 1.2000
GTIN/UPC Code 13803064056

Is this lens for full frame Canon DSLRs only?

This camera can be mounted on both full frame and APS-C Canon cameras. When mounted on a crop (APS-C) body, the focal length will be approximately 130mm – which would be great for portraits.

Will the images from this lens need a lot of post production?

Due to the gorgeous warm colours this lens produces, along with the lens coatings ensuring colour balance and high contrast, very little post processing is needed for images from this lens.

What’s an easy way to change lenses when out and about?

The Think Tank Lens changer makes it super easy and quick to do this while on the go.

What filter should I use?

When buying a beautiful lens such as this one, you want to protect it as best you can. We’d recommend a B+W Clear filter to ensure the front element of this lens is protected from scratches at all times.

What is this lens best suited to?

This lens performs best when used as a portrait lens, and the f/1.2 aperture gives beautiful bokeh.

  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens
  • E-72 II 72mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • ES-79 II Lens Hood
  • LP1219 Soft Lens Case

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