Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Specifications and Measurements

SpecificationsCanon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
  Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
Year Introduced2006
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups8/6
Angle of View: Diagonal46°
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.2-16
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Rounded Aperture? Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 19.2 oz  (545g)
Actual Weight 20.8 oz  (590g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.2 oz  (35g)
In-Use Weight 22.1 oz  (625g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.36 x 2.58”  (85.4 x 65.5mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.39 x 2.9”  (86 x 73.6mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 2.9”  (73.6mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.89 x 1.78”  (98.9 x 45.2mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 4.48 - 4.48”  (113.9 - 113.9mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.57”  (14.5mm)
Filter Size 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N
AF Motor Type USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 152°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 17.72”  (450mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.15x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.39x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.67x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ES-78 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N
Extender Compatible? N
Case Included? / Type? Y / LP1214 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 50mm = 5.88'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 50mm = 1791mm
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