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My Thoughts on the Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM Lens

Updated: Jul 3, 2020

I have been using Canon EOS R for about a year now, so far I really like the RF lenses from Canon. RF 50mm F1.2 L probably sparks most joy in me when I am shooting portraits.

Model: @rosinashakirova | RF 50mm F1.2 L, ISO 100, 1/640, F1.2

Here are couple reasons I love this lens:

Versatile - This lens can be used at close up as well as full body. Especially for me recently, I have been shooting a lot more full body style fashion portraits for Shein. At 50mm and F1.2, the full body portrait has the right among of the bokeh and backlight blur. (See images below)

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Model: @rosinashakirova | RF 50mm F1.2 L, ISO 100, 1/5000, F1.2

Sharp at wide open - The sharpness of this RF lens is very good. I shoot wide open all the time for my portraits and the images are turning out very sharp at 1.2 aperture.

Model: @rosinashakirova | RF 50mm F1.2 L, ISO 100, 1/8000, F1.2

Creamy Backlight - One of the other elements in my portraits is backlight. I shoot a lot of backlight portraits and this lens suits my need for the backlight and perfect flare as what I want.

Model: @rosinashakirova | RF 50mm F1.2 L, ISO 100, 1/2000, F1.2

Below is the full BTS video on using this RF 50mm F1.2 lens:

Thank you so much for reading my quick thoughts on the RF 50mm F1.2 L lens.

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