EF Lenses


EF85mm f/1.2L II USM

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Marketed March 2006
Original Price 235,000 yen (w/case, built-in hood)
Lens Construction (group) 7
Lens Construction (element) 8
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8(circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture F16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.95
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.11
Filter Diameter (mm) 72
Maximum Diameter X Length (mm) 91.5 x 84
Weight (g) 1025

Developed to succeed Canon’s highly acclaimed EF85mm f/1.2L USM lens launched in September 1989, the new EF85mm f/1.2L II USM is a medium-telephoto lens boasting the highest brightness in its class* to deliver the high-resolution, high-contrast images for which Canon’s L-series is renowned.

Employing large, high-precision aspherical lenses in combination with a floating construction that suppresses aberrations during focusing, Canon’s new ultra-large- aperture medium-telephoto lens maintains the superior image quality throughout the shooting range that its predecessor was acclaimed for. It employs lens element positioning and lens coating to ensure excellent color balance while minimizing the ghosting and flare that can easily occur when shooting in the digital format.

Moreover,the new Canon EF85mm f/1.2L II USM lens goes even farther to meet the needs of professional and advanced amateur users by incorporating such high-performance features, high-speed CPU, and an optimized AF algorithm to realize an AF speed 1.8 times as fast as that of its predecessor.

Ideal for professional photographers who shoot portraits and weddings, Canon’s EF85mm f/1.2L II USM medium-telephoto lens features a circular EMD (electromagnetic diaphragm) that achieves excellent background blur.

* As of February 22, 2006, among interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras with a 85mm focal length

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