88points

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM

54points

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
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20 facts in comparison

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM vs Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
88
points
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
54
points
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2

Why is Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM better than Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2?

  • Has focus motor
    ?
  • 25g lighter
    1.02kgvs1050g
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • Front element doesn't rotate
    ?
  • Is a telephoto lens
    ?
  • Includes lens hood
    ?
  • Lens hood is reversible
    ?
  • Can focus to infinity
    ?

Why is Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2 better than Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM?

  • 0.15m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.8mvs0.95m
  • 0.02x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.13xvs0.11x
  • 1 more aperture blades
    ?

    9vs8
  • Is a normal lens
    ?

Price comparison

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM

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Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Cano...Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras - Fixed
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$1,999.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens with Al...Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens with Altura Photo Advanced Accessory and Travel Bundle
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$1,999.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon...Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed
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$1,299.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto...Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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$349.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM - DSLR Lens ...Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM - DSLR Lens with IS Capability, Black - 2271C002
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$1,499.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM Telephoto Le...Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM Telephoto Lens (1056B002) w/ 64GB Accessories Bundle Includes, Sandisk 64GB Memory Card, Photo Camera Sling Backpack, Vanguard 60" Video Tripod and All-in-One Cleaning Kit
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$1,999.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for Can...Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for Canon EF Mount + Accessories (International Model)
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$1,550.18
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonRokinon Special Performance (SP) 85mm f/...Rokinon Special Performance (SP) 85mm f/1.2 High Speed Lens for Canon EF with Built-in AE Chip, Black
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$799.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Mediu...Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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$349.00
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Cano...Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras - Fixed (Renewed)
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$1,298.99
Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM walmart25 Piece Advanced Lens Package For The C...25 Piece Advanced Lens Package For The Canon EOS 7D 50D 5D 60D 70D T1I, T3, T4I, T3I, T5I, T5 SL1 650D, 15-85mm 18-200mm 28-135mm (EF 35mm f/1.4L, EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 135mm f/2L) Includes 72MM 0.43X
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$1,536.68

General info

1.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

85mm

85mm

2.minimum focal length
?

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

85mm

85mm

3.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

1.02kg

1.05kg

4.Front element doesn't rotate
?

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
5.has or is a prime lens
?

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
6.Is a telephoto lens
?

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2

Optics

1.optical zoom
?

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

1x

2.magnification
?

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.11x

0.13x

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.20

f/1.20

2.Has rounded aperture blades
?

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
3.aperture blades
?

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

8

9

Focus

1.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.95m

0.8m

2.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
4.Has full-time manual focus
?

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
5.Can focus to infinity
?

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2

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