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

KEH Model# 212197

* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

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

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* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.



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.

Additional Information

Brand Name Canon
GTIN 082966212048
Manufacturer Part Number C21-6222
Filter Size 72mm
Focus Type Autofocus (lens motor)
Lens Mount Canon EF
Lens Type Standard / Normal
Max Focal Length 50mm
Min Focal Length 50mm

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