Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Standard and medium telephoto

EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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.

Benefits

  • Extreme f/1.2 maximum aperture
  • Fast, quiet autofocus
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture for smooth background bokeh
  • Integration with E-TTL II flash system
  • Soft case and lens hood

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Detailed Features

L-series quality

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.

Very fast maximum aperture

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.

Smooth background blur

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.

Ultrasonic focusing

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 coating

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.

Integration with E-TTL II flash metering

The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.

Accessories

The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.

Product specification

Image size -
35mm film equivalent focal length -
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 24º,
16º,
28º 30'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 8/7
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 16
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.95
Maximum magnification (x) 0.11
Distance information Yes
Image stabilizer No
AF actuator Ring USM¹
Filter diameter (mm) 72
Max. diameter x length (mm) 91.5 x 84.0
Weight (g) 1025
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
Soft case LP1219
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II Not compatible
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in
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Accessories & supplies

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Extension Tube EF 25 II

    When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Lens hood ES-79 II

    Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

    Lens Cap E-72II

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Dust Cap E

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Polarising Filter PL-C B 72mm

    A polarising filter for lenses with a 72mm diameter filter thread.

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  • Protect Filter 72mm

    Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 72mm.

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  • ND4-L 72mm

    When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 2 stops. For lenses with a 72mm filter thread.

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  • ND8-L 72mm

    When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 3 stops. For lenses with a 72mm filter thread.

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  • Close-up lens 500D 72mm

    Attaches to your camera's lens, allowing you to get nearer to tiny objects. Fits lenses with a 72mm filter thread.

    Lens pouch LP1219

    Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

    Macrolite Adapter 72C

    Allows Canon Macro twin lite or Macro ring lite flashes to be used with lenses having a filter-thread diameter of 72mm.

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