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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II versus Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM versus Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

DxOMark Score

Best at f=50mm & f/2.8[?]
16

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
8P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
2.1TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.2%
Vignetting
[?]
-0.7EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
6µm
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=50mm & f/1.4[?]
17

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
8P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
1.8TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.2%
Vignetting
[?]
-0.8EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
13µm
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=50mm & f/2.8[?]
16

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
8P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
1.6TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.2%
Vignetting
[?]
-0.8EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
25µm
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Announced1990-07-01 
Indicative price (USD) 99 
Aperturef/1.8  
Focal range (mm) 50  
Filter diameter (mm) 52 
Max diameter (mm) 68.2 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorDC Micro Motor  
Zoom typeNo  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusNo  
Number of lenses6  
Number of groups5  
Diaphragm blades5  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)41  
Weight (gr)130  

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Announced1993-07-01 
Indicative price (USD) 385 
Aperturef/1.4  
Focal range (mm) 50  
Filter diameter (mm) 58 
Max diameter (mm) 73.8 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom type/  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses7  
Number of groups6  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)50.5  
Weight (gr)290  

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Announced2007-01-01 
Indicative price (USD) 1574 
Aperturef/1.2  
Focal range (mm) 50  
Filter diameter (mm) 72 
Max diameter (mm) 85.8 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom typeRing  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses8  
Number of groups6  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureYes  
Length (mm)65.5  
Weight (gr)590  

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Aperture: 1.2 - 2.8 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 16

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