EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
The bright f/1.2 L II USM makes for a great portrait lens. Canon claims that version II of the lens is up to 1.8x faster than the original version. The lens uses a floating optical system for sharper image at any focusing point, ring-type USM (Ultra-sonic motor) and aspherical elements to suppress color fringing.
Retaining the impressive optical performance and large aperture of the original EF 85mm f/1.2L USM, this new medium telephoto lens uses a Ring-type USM, high-speed CPU and optimized algorithms to achieve an autofocus speed approximately 1.8x faster than the original. The high-speed AF and circular aperture create a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is ideal for portraits and weddings. The floating optical system, which includes an aspherical lens element, suppresses aberrations and ensures excellent imaging performance.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
8 elements in 7 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
AF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance
3.2 ft. / 0.95m
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
3.6 in. x 3.3 in., 36.2 oz. / 91.5mm x 84mm, 1,025g (lens only)
Hood: ES-79 II (cylindrical clip-on hood; attachable in reverse)