DxOMark Published Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Review: 38 Points

DxOMark completed their Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens test results: Tested on the 30.3MP Canon EOS R ($2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama), the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens achieves an outstanding overall score of 38 points, with a combination of 22 P-Mpix Sharpness, 1.5 TStop Transmission, 0.2% Distortion, -2.2 EV Vignetting and 3μm Chr.aberration.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Key Features

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

Conclusion from DxOMark:

There isn’t a huge pool of f/1.2 50mm lens to compare the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM against, and most of its competitors have a maximum aperture of f/1.4 or f/1.8. If optimum image quality is your major concern, then the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A makes for a better choice, although it can’t be mounted directly on Canon’s mirrorless cameras. However, if you need the extra 1/3-stop of light, then the RF lens makes a good solid proposition that is a step up from the older Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM.

You can read the full review at DxOMark.

$200 off on Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens: $2,099 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$300 off on Canon EOS R body: $1,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.