Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Review by Tony Northrup: Amazing, but One Big Problem

Tony Northrup has tested the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens, and compared it with Canon 50mm f/1.4 (with the EOS adapter) and Fuji 56mm f/1.2 (on Fuji X-T3). Check out!

The 50mm lens is “normal” on full-frame cameras, providing an angle of view roughly equivalent to the human eye. Fast, normal primes are standard in photographer’s bags because they’re versatile and can blur the background, turning distractions into bokeh.

The Canon 50mm f/1.2 R only works with the EOS R camera, which means not many of you will actually buy it… especially since the lens is huge and expensive, mostly pros will be interested in it, but the EOS R body is definitely targeting consumers. The 50mm f/1.2 R will make more sense when Canon releases their pro mirrorless bodies, which we hope to see in the first half of 2019.

The new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping at major US stores.

Canon EOS R: $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama

Canon EOS R with 24-105mm Lens: $3,399 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens: $2,299 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Canon EOS R on Facebook: Canon EOS R PageCanon EOS R Group