A New Lens from Canon: EF 50mm F1.2 L USM

Canon EF 50mm F1.2 L USM Lens

Why can’t they think up a cute name for lenses, instead of reciting the whole nine yards of its specs every time you mention it?

Our friend Totoro over at Akihabara News tells us that the latest Canon 50mm lens will start selling in Tokyo on January 26, but if you’re window shopping in Shinjuku you can actually view it at the Canon Center there.

The EF 50mm F1.2 L USM series L lens has a diameter of 72mm, Totoro reports. It measures 85.8×65.5mm and weighs a good 580g, as heavy as its price of 1300 euros, or about $1,680.

How about naming this The Big Spender? Or the 50Gs (as in Jeez…)?

[Via: AkihabaraNews.com]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.