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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Review Sample Photos (D. Abbott)

Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L Review Sample Photos (D. Abbott)
The Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L, a highly acclaimed "boutique" lens for the EOS R

Dustin Abbott posted a set of Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review sample pictures.

The Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L is one of the “boutique lenses” for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system, i.e. a lens made to show off the capabilities of the RF mount. No reviewer had ever to be unhappy with the performance of this lens.

Dustin Abbott says:

Canon has also started to deliver on what was clearly the greatest strength of the platform – the new RF mount and all its potential.  While the bargain lenses for the RF mount are still few (though thankfully some third party support has started to come), Canon has delivered a number of their very best lenses yet on the RF mount…and one of those is the Canon RF 50mm F1.2L, which is one of the best performing 50mm lenses, well, ever.  It’s large, heavy, and expensive, but is also one amazing piece of kit.

Click here to see Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review sample pictures gallery over at Dustin Abbott’s site. We recommend you also have a look on his opinion about the Canon EOS R and the reasons he bought one.

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Key Features

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System

Canon is a desirable normal-length prime due to its versatile focal length and bright f/1.2 maximum aperture. This fast design excels in difficult lighting conditions and also benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The optical layout incorporates one UD element and one aspherical element, which help to reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and sharpness. A rounded 10-blade diaphragm also benefits bokeh quality to suit isolating subjects with depth of field. Complementing the imaging capabilities is an apt ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast, near-silent autofocus and full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a unique Control Ring is integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself.Normal-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras.Exceptionally bright f/1.2 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for selective focus applications and also benefits working in low-light situations.One UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) element is featured, and helps to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to provide greater clarity and color accuracy.An aspherical element is used to correct spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens has a weather-resistant design that protects against dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions.Rounded 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

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