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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II  Lens - UZ - Mint
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Constructed with 8 elements in 7 groups, the Canon EF 85mm lens renders incredible images with stunning clarity. The Super Spectra lens coatings on this Canon f/1.2 lens reduce the flare and ghost in the images and renders optimum color balance. The ring USM of this camera lens uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations for rapid focus with minimum noise. Featuring a 9-bladed aperture, this Canon f/1.2 lens renders excellent background blur for perfect focus on the subject. With 3.2 feet as the closest focusing distance, this camera lens captures the minutest details of your subject. The 72 mm filter size of the Canon EF 85mm protects it from moisture and dust.

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UPC013803064056, 4960999326429, 617215769136, 662425808892, 662425808908, 845251039382

Lens System
TypeHigh Quality, Standard, Telephoto
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focal LengthFixed/Prime
Focal Length (mm)85 mm
ApertureF/1.2
Min Aperture1.2

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Compatible BrandCanon
Camera TechnologyDigital

Dimensions
Diameter3.6 inch
Weight36.2 oz

eBay Product ID: EPID99692929

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Created: 06/13/10

Canon EF 85L 1.2 II

There is no better portrait lens available today. The optics and IQ of the 85L are just superb and the results speak for themselves. When wide open subjects are in pristine focus and the bokeh is smooth and beautiful. The focal length is perfect for a full-frame camera (it might be a bit long for a crop sensor in which case the 50L might be a better choice) and the auto focus, if you use it, is fast enough for any but the most demanding studio settings. Manual focus is "drive by wire" and takes a little getting used to.

This was my lust lense from the first time I saw what it could do. I couldn't be happier with it.

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Created: 02/10/10

Mark II vs Mark I - Canon EF 85mm f/1.2

Mark II
- faster
- picture is brighter (possibly due to new lens) with polarizer fiter in low indoor lights. UV filter is a must. Do not buy poor quality filters for lens of value greater than $500.
Mark I
- slower
- picture is creamier (possibly due to used lens) with polarizer filter in low indoor lights. UV filter is a must. Do not buy poor quality filters for lens of value greater than %500.

For speed, I like Mark II better.
For picture, I like Mark I better. (possibly due to the better quality of the optics).

If you are limited in budget, and want to do portrait photos, buy Mark I, cost of which should be about $1350 for an excellent plus used lens. By all means, use Canon 5D Mark II full-frame camera (price of which was going up since 2009).

For tests, use the self-timer and compare the picture qualities. Make sure you read the instruction manual of the camera first.

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Created: 06/29/09

Awesome Lens for low light

This is a great lens for low light situations unfortunately the depth of field at F1.2 is less than 1/2 an inch so you need to make the proper focusing of your shot or the image will be out of focus. I picked this one up on ebay for 'BIN' $1600 then took off 8% bing.com cashback. Couldn't get any cheaper that that. Thanks a bunch. Sample images with this lens are at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2​1292654@N06

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Created: 10/13/10

Amazing Bokeh

This lens allows a very shallow depth of field creating an amazing bokeh, background blur. The background just seems to melt away, even while doing shots in a studio setting it is noticeable. When my wife saw some of the first shots I took with it she asked when I bought a new backdrop. For this reason and the sharp photos it produces it seems to be most widely used as a portrait lens. The lens weight and having a fixed focal length does not make it the most idea walk around lens. But when I take a bag along I make sure it is there just in case. The shots taken with the lens have proven to be very sharp and crisp, but the focusing speed is not very fast compared to Canon’s fastest auto focusing lenses. With it's f/1.2 capability it makes for a nice indoor sport lens, however the slower focus speed means taking more shots just in case. The lens utilizes an electronic manual focus override, when using the focus ring you use the focus motor to adjust focus. Which means the camera has to be on to focus the lens, no real big deal however during focusing the lens will extend out a little so to return it to the most compact position you have to make sure the camera is on. On a full frame camera there is noticeable vignetting at f/1.2 but is pretty much gone by f/2.0. The lens does pass along the distance information to the E-TTL II flash algorithm, a nice feature when a flash is needed. All in all I am very happy with the lens and it has outperformed my initial expectations. But keep in mind it is a fixed focal length lens and if you use it on a non-full frame camera body make sure you have room to step back to get everything you want in the shot. If this lens matches your needs you can’t go wrong. My equipment 5D Mark II, EF 85mm F1.2L II, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L and a Speedlite 580EX. I am not a photographer by profession but by passion.

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Created: 07/03/11

The Mark I 1.8 50mm lives up to it's reputation easily!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I decided to find and purchase the Mark I version instead of the Mark II due to it seems much better built. These are getting harder to find these days too. I could have easily bought the Mark II and been happy, but I wanted a better built lens.
A lot of reviews suggest that the lens is very loud. I find the lens is not that loud at all. Sure, it's probably louder than a $1000 L series lens or another lens that cost 4-5x as much, but it's acceptable to me.
The images this lens produces is quite excellent. I have no trouble at all leaving it on ISO 100 in everyday general use. Even on cloudy days ISO 100 with a 1.8-2.4 aperature is possible.
The bokeh is really nice. It looks slightly less than on the 1.4 model, but you pay 2-3x the price for the 1.4 also. I have taken portraits in the most obscure backgrounds only to have the subject tell me there is no way this picture will look good. After the result he was amazed.
I do wish the lens was a tad bit heavier for balance is all. This version is constantly going for 150-200 on ebay these days. It appears the price has went up from several years ago. These lens's are in more demand seems like these days.
This lens whether it be the Mark I or Mark II needs to be in every photographers camera bag.

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