Solid build quality and good handling despite the size
Very accurate autofocus
Exceptional sharpness right from f/1.2
Beautiful, creamy bokeh
Very good control of chromatic aberration
Almost no distortion
Excellent color and contrast
Large and heavy
Canon came out swinging with the RF 50mm f/1.2L, and managed to produce an exceptional optic. The lens is extremely sharp right from f/1.2, with beautiful bokeh, and makes for an outstanding lens for portraiture, event photography and more.
I was really impressed with the lens in the time I had with it. It consistently produced images that were pleasing and impactful, and I loved picking up the camera every time I went to shoot with it. The high cost is going to limit appeal for the general consumer, but this is a staple lens for any portrait or event photographer who uses the RF system.
The RF 50mm f/1.2L is big and heavy, and it is extremely expensive at $2,299 US, but it is also the best normal lens I’ve ever had the pleasure to shoot with. A truly outstanding lens.
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