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Canon 50mm F/1.0 L USM EF Mount Lens {72}

Canon Cameras
KEH Model# 212197
Grade Notes Price Qty
With Caps


Canon 50mm F/1.0 L USM EF Mount Lens {72} Description


The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM is a historic ultra-fast standard lens for EOS SLRs that features an aperture brighter than any other AF SLR lens.  The EF f/1.0 was originally introduced in 1989 alongside a similar EF 85mm f/1.2L USM; the the 50mm was more expensive and sold in smaller quantities than it's less rare telephoto sibling.  In 2007 Canon introduced a new L-Series normal lens, the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM.  This original EF 50mm f/1.0 model has been discontinued and is increasingly hard to find.

Key Features

  • Super-fast normal prime for Canon EOS EF-Mount cameras
  • f/1.0 maximum aperture, among the fastest optics ever made
  • 8 bladed diaphragm, f/16 minimum aperture
  • Unmatched low light and shallow depth of field capabilities
  • Outstanding image quality
  • Breathtaking bokeh
  • 11 elements in 9 groups
  • 2 large diameter ground & polished glass aspherical elements
  • 4 high refractive index elements
  • Super Spectra Coated optics
  • Close focuses to 0.6m (1.96ft)
  • USM (UltraSonic Motor) drives focus quickly   quietly
  • Full time manual focus override*
  • Three position focus mode/limit switch (.6m-∞, 1m-∞, MF)
  • Marked depth of field scale and IR focus index
  • Full frame 35mm format coverage
  • 35mm equivalent of a 80mm on APC-C format sensors
  • Weighs 985g, 81.5mm long, 91.5mm diameter

Available accessories include: ES-79 Lens Hood, ES-79II Lens Hood, LH-D12 Lens Case, 72mm filters, spare caps.

*Requires power for focus motor.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/1
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16
  • Camera Mount Type: Canon EF
  • Format Compatibility: Canon film and digital full-frame and APS-C
  • Angle of view: 46°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2 feet
  • Elements/Groups: 11/9
  • Diaphragm Blades: 8
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Autofocus: Yes, USM
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Dimensions: 3.6 x 3.2 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Manufacturer Part #: N/A


General information

Manufacturer Part Number C21-6222
Manufacture GTIN 082966212048
Brand Name Canon
Product information
Yes, Yes
Lens Type Normal

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 50 mm
Max Aperture f/1

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Canon EF