Canon 85mm f1.2L (L = expensive)
|An extreme portrait lens with a very fast maximum aperture and swift focusing.|
Very fast maximum aperture
Smooth background blur
Super Spectra coating
Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
With improved AF speed, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens is destined to be the choice of many as their indoor sports lens of choice. If 85mm is the focal length you need, this lens will capture your subject against a smoothly blurred background much better than any other available lens close to this focal length. The crowd will become a colorful blur while the basketball player is frozen in action. There is a significant difference in the background blur at f/1.2 compared to f/1.8 or higher. There is a 2x difference in shutter speeds at these two wide open apertures.
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens excels at portrait photography – Canon calls it their “definitive portraiture lens“. The 85mm focal length combined with excellent bokeh (evenly graduated blurring of out-of-focus areas) is perfect for portraits.
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens is an excellent low-light lens for handholding at events. The 85 f/1.2 L II is one of the best wedding lenses available. Taking pictures around the house using available light, shooting church events, photographing a speaker or business event, still life photography … There are many uses for the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens.