Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
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Often nicknamed “The Magic CanonBall”, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L is easily the most desirable portrait lens on the market today. One of the widest-aperture lenses in the Canon mount, this lens can produce razor-sharp, striking images and a depth-of-field that’s as thin as an eyelash. This means that the lens can be used for some amazingly artistic effects, but it also means that it must be used with care, as it’s all too easy to get the tip of a nose in focus while blowing the rest of the image out of focus. Without a doubt, this lens produces one of the most incredible bokehs (background blur) of any lens in the lineup. You could shoot a portrait in front of a dumpster and as long as you shot it at f/1.2 or f/1.4, all you’re going to see is some soft, blurry shapes in the background that give no indication that you’re in that nasty alley behind your local convenience store. Moreover, that massive aperture is perfect for low-light situations too, seemingly giving the camera the ability to shoot in near-darkness. Beware, though - this is another of those lens rentals that will leave you broken-hearted when your time’s up. Plan accordingly.