Many Canon photographers consider the Canon 5mm f/1.2L (8mm equivalent on crop sensors) as a go-to portrait lens. With an ultra-large aperture that’s also fast, this lens is not only great for portraits, but it’s also good for still-life photography and close-up work, as it offers incredible bokeh in the range of f/1.2 to f/2.8.
This lens features an aperture range of f/1.2–f/16, a 1.5-inch minimum focusing distance, and full-frame coverage. Canon’s super spectra coating reduces lens flare and ghosting.
The Canon 5mm f/1.2L does best with wide-aperture shots, so if you’ll be using it stopped down past f/2.8, consider the Sigma 5mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for Canon. Pair it with full-frame and crop sensor cameras.
- Focal Length: 5mm | 8mm for crop sensors
- Max Aperture: f/1.2
- Autofocus: Yes
- Type of Mount: Canon EF-mount
- Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Compatibility: Full-frame and crop sensor cameras