Standard and medium telephoto
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An extreme portrait lens with a very fast maximum aperture and swift focusing.
A professional short-telephoto lens, precision-made for low-light shooting and those situations where extremely shallow depth of field is required. Perfect for creative portraiture.
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
A large maximum aperture of f/1.2 allows the use of fast shutter speeds when shooting in low light. The lens also enables fine control over focusing, allowing extremely shallow depth of field for creative effects in portraiture, for example.
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.
The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.
|35mm film equivalent focal length||-|
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||24º, |
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||8/7|
|No. of diaphragm blades||8|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.95|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.11|
|AF actuator||Ring USM¹|
|Filter diameter (mm)||72|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||91.5 x 84.0|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.25-0.15|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||0.42-0.33|
|Lens Cap||E-72U /E-72II|
|Lens hood||ES-79 II|
|Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II||Not compatible|
|AF actuator||¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in|
Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.
Attaches to your camera's lens, allowing you to get nearer to tiny objects. Fits lenses with a 72mm filter thread.
Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.
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