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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens
alaAverage 4.8

34 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 96/100.

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A Benz of a lens


Tack sharp with the right focus.

Price, but you get what you pay for.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

canon 85mm f/1.2


I use this lens for portraits and it is crisp and clear. I also use this lens for indoor sports, where flash is not allowed and at iso 400-800 i get shutter speeds of 500 plus.

Great for low light! Sharp all the way through. Quick focus. If you want a short telephoto for indoor shooting with no flash - this is your lens!!! No regrets…


Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Super lens


I have wanted an 85mm 1.2 since my first days of serious photography, back in the 70s and the old SSC (Super Spectra Coat) lenses. All my years of waiting ended about 6 months ago, and I couldn't be happier with this lens. As other reviewers have...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Exclusive look


Perfect for portraits, but only for pictures . Slow focus and critical depth of field.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (

Great lens


I'll skip the sweet stuff and go directly to things I disliked: 1, The focus by wire FTM ring. I understand that the lens is actually moving ALL but one elements -- that's a lot of glass-- while focusing but I'd still prefer a stiff, heavy,...

Mar, 2014

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very fast but at a cost.


I love this lens, the DOF is extremely low as one would expect. I can shoot in near total darkness as long as I have a light for focus assist. Ambient light looks true and beautiful! With that said however this lens is the worst of all I own for...

Superior build quality

Semi-sharp images , chromatic aberration

Oct, 2013

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Amazing Lens


I read the reviews on this lens and the 1.8 and thought a long hard about making the extra expenditure. Many people wrote about the 1.8 that they could not see any reason to buy the 1.2, to them I say then you should not. This lens was meant to shoot...

Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , silky smooth bokeh , perfect portrait lens

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (

The Portrait Lens


This is a Canon's flagship and THE portrait lens. Most of things that were said about this lens are true and I won't repeat what were said over and over, but I wrote MY OPINION on those issues. - SLOW FOCUS SPEED: People say it's slow but I say it's...

Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , bokeh , super image quality

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (

Like looking down a well


This lens is like looking down a well from the outside of the lens in. at 1.2 , you better have what you want in focus, because DOF is shallow, as it should be. the lens is amazingly sharp. for portraits of any kind, candid or posed, you're not going...

Nov, 2012

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Portraiture's Best Friend


Photography is my passion & my 5D Mark II my beloved. Each lens being a window to see the world in a different way, the 85mm f/1.2 offers a deeper more personal connection with the subject by allowing the rest of the world to fade from existance in a...

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

just a bit heavy , no is (a security blanket for me)

Aug, 2012