The Canon 50mm 1.2L mounted on a 5D Mark II camera

Canon 50mm f/1.2L Lens Hire

A super fast, super solid prime lens that produces outstanding depth of field

Launched in 2006, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L lens is a great prime lens to have in your portrait photography kit. Mimicking the field of view of the human eye, the 50mm can create a natural frame for any situation.

The main feature of this lens is its ultra-fast aperture, coming in at an amazing f/1.2 at its maximum aperture, resulting in beautiful background blur and stunning shallow depth of field. Given this, it also is amazing to use in very low light conditions without having to increase your ISO as much as other lenses need to.

This lens comes in at the top tier of the “Nifty Fifty” range of lenses and features the ultrasonic motor (Ring-type USM) that sets it apart from its cheaper, more plastic family members. Its small form factor is an advantage as well, allowing you to fit into smaller spaces. The lens is also weather-sealed, like all other L series lenses.

This superfast EF 50mm f/1.2l lens will make you work more as a photographer, forcing you to move about your space in order to fit more items into your frame, but the results will be worth it.

This kit includes the following:

  • Canon 50mm EF Mount f/1.2L series prime lens
  • Hoya HD Gold series 72mm UV filter for protection
  • Lens caps/covers for front and rear elements
  • Genuine Canon ES-78 lens hood
  • Canon lens soft carry case
Cost Per Day:
£30 + VAT

Technical Information

All the geeky facts and figures
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl):40º, 27º, 46º
Lens construction (elements/groups):8/6
No. of diaphragm blades:8
Minimum aperture:16
Closest focusing distance (m):0.45
Maximum magnification (x):0.15
Distance information:Yes
Image stabilizer:No
AF actuator:Ring USM (Mechanical full-time manual focussing built-in)
Filter diameter (mm):72
Max. diameter x length (mm):85.8 x 65.5
Weight (g):580
Source:Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Specifications – © Canon