Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L USM
An extremely fast 50mm f/1.2 L-series prime lens for the Canon EOS R System
The RF lens that sets new standards in photographic performance, delivering supreme sharpness, extra creative control and a low-light performance that’s simply remarkable.
Setting new standards of optical quality and speed, the 50mm f/1.2 prime lens is the EOS R System’s fastest lens offering supreme sharpness plus remarkable low-light performance.
The Ultimate 50mm Lens
RF 50mm F1.2L USM delivers a new kind of optical performance in full-frame photography. Outstanding clarity and sharpness means you’ll see noticeably more detail, even right at the edges of the frame.
The lens’s 50mm focal length has a similar perspective to that of the human eye, and a super-wide f/1.2 aperture that allows for extremely shallow depth of field – ideal for emphasising pin-sharp features like eyes against a soft, out-of-focus background.
With its fast-maximum aperture and ability to focus exceptionally quickly, the RF 50mm F1.2L USM is the perfect street photography lens, offering new levels of definition when shooting in available light.
Printing a photograph that has been captured with a lens like the RF 50mm F1.2L USM is pure joy. Levels of detail are incredible, enabling fine-art photographers to produce ever-more impressive works for exhibition.
The Widest of Wide Apertures
The f/1.2 maximum aperture of the RF 50mm F1.2L USM is the widest available in the Canon EOS line-up. It gives both photographers and filmmakers the ability to shoot with extremely shallow depth of field – a great way to emphasise a subject against a complicated background.
Super Bright Standard Lens
The RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens is Canon’s premium 50mm ‘standard’ lens in the RF lens range, enjoying a special place in the EOS lens line-up thanks to an incredibly fast f/1.2 maximum aperture. Thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF, new levels of focus accuracy at f/1.2 are possible with Canon EOS R Series cameras and RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM. The RF mount, which has been built to allow an optimum distance between sensor and lens, brings new creative and low light performance capabilities to both photographers and filmmakers.
Super Sensitive in Low Light
The ability to work with such wide apertures lets photographers use fast shutter speeds in low-light conditions, which can freeze both subject movement and camera shake. The RF 50mm F1.2L USM is a great tool for capturing the atmosphere of any moment using only available light.
Fast and Precise Optical Performance
As a member of the legendary L-series range of lenses the RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM is nothing short of state-of-the-art. Setting new benchmarks in optical performance thanks to its ultra-wide aperture and superb light gathering capability, it redefines what is possible to capture. A ring-type ultrasonic (USM) motor delivers fast and precise focusing at blistering speeds thanks to the new lens design, offering the ultimate in prime lens quality and performance.
A ring-type USM autofocus system, more usually found in Canon’s super telephoto lenses, moves the large glass elements found in the RF 50mm F1.2L USM with ease. Sharp focus is found swiftly and accurately, and objects can be tracked and followed as they move around the frame.
Robust and Responsive – Designed for Professionals
The RF 50mm F1.2L USM is a member of the Canon L-Series range and is sealed against dust and moisture¹. A customisable Lens Control Ring provides direct access to camera settings, offering a manual feel with heightened control.
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Legendary L-Series Image Quality
Because it’s an L-series lens, you’d expect the RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM to be made to exacting Canon standards. Housed within its premium L-series body is the latest in optical engineering, consisting of one UD lens element, two ground Aspherical elements and a single moulded Aspherical element to eliminate any optical issues such as chromatic aberration.
Built for Everyday Professional Use
When you’re working under pressure, the last thing you want is any break in concentration. Looking away from the subject to adjust camera settings risks losing the shot altogether and Canon engineers have recognised this by incorporating the Lens Control Ring on all RF lenses. This allows for intuitive adjustments of camera settings such as Tv, Av and ISO while maintaining full concentration on the task at hand. Additionally, full manual control over the lens is offered by a precise focusing ring to allow close focus adjustments up to an impressive 40cm.
- Super bright standard lens
- Fast and precise optical performance
- Legendary L-series image quality
- Built for everyday professional use
- A high-performance 50 mm f/1.2 L-series prime lens designed for the Canon EOS R system
- Natural perspective with 50 mm focal length for beautiful images with near-zero distortion
- Sets new benchmarks for image quality thanks to its advanced optical design
- Featuring Aspherical and UD elements to eliminate optical issues such as chromatic aberration
- Outstanding low light performance with stunning background blur thanks to superfast f/1.2 10-bladed aperture
- Fast and near-silent autofocus using a ring-type ultrasonic motor – USM
- Incredible resolution thanks to new lens mount design giving optimum distance to the sensor
- Part of the Canon professional L-series flagship range, it’s designed for robust handling and resistant to dust and moisture