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The about $2299 Canon RF 50mm f/1.20L USM delivers outstanding performance. So superior that I would rate it easily superior to any fast (f/1.2 or f/1.4) Canon EF DSLR lens that Canon has ever produced. Indeed, far superior to just about every f/1.4 lens ever produced by any manufacturer for the 35mm format, the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon being the exception. To my eyes the Canon 50/1.2L has a special quality to it that nothing else but the Zeiss Otus can deliver.
The price is high in absolute terms, but the value for professional and targeted usage is unbeatable.
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