Super Hot: EF 50mm f/1.2L USM for $1149, Brand New, at Amazon

Amazon has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM for $1149.00. This is sold by Amazon (not a third party), and is the lowest price seen yet for this lens brand new from a Canon USA authorized dealer.

Amazon’s price is $200 below the minimum advertised price of $1349 for this lens; this deal likely won’t last long.

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27 comments on “Super Hot: EF 50mm f/1.2L USM for $1149, Brand New, at Amazon

  1. Cd
    January 1, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Could it be a sign that a new 50mm L lens is on the horizon?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      January 2, 2017 at 12:25 am

      It’s more a sign that Amazon has a bunch of unsold 50L; so many that they’re willing to openly break MAP (and invoke the ire of Canon) to sell them.

  2. January 2, 2017 at 1:01 am

    This is cheaper than refurbished right now. Wow. No brainer

  3. January 2, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Unfortunately for me it’s still way too much 🙁 I wish I. Could afford this lens. But I do have 50 mm f.1.8

  4. January 2, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Will this lens be replaced by a newer version soon?

    1. January 2, 2017 at 1:58 am


      Rumor Version 2, and rumor Version 2 for 135mm

      Rumor for hecka long!

    2. January 2, 2017 at 2:01 am

      I heard that too, that is the only reason I am not jumping on this deal.

    3. January 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      My thoughts are: if this lens is replaced by a newer version, it will likely have an introductory price of around $2000-2100.

  5. January 2, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Such a killer deal! Wish the CAD/USD wasn’t so terrible right now or I would jump on this.

  6. January 2, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Tyrek Roach Boss Lens!!!!

  7. January 2, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Awesome deal!

  8. January 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Lisa Mesanza

  9. January 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    pift……..only 1.2

    1. Matt
      January 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Yes! Bring back the 1.0!

  10. January 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Karen Mardyniak Cepil

  11. LS
    January 2, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    How is Amazon managing to drop the price? I thought it was against Canon policy for a while now.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      January 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      It is a MAP violation. There could be penalties for the dealer breaking MAP…

  12. Matt
    January 2, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    It could be an opening shot from Amazon at Canon that they need them more than vice versa, but I sure wish it was on the 85 rather than the 50. But I bet ultimately CPW is right and Amazon will move a few hundred units in the time it takes Canon to write a letter bitching at them over the holidays.

    Still wish it was the 85! You rock Gordon happy 2017 to you wishing you lots of good snaps.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      January 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm


    2. CanonPriceWatch
      January 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      And, you too! Happy New Year!

  13. Siaj
    January 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Damn those tax of $106 totals more than the street price.

  14. January 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Most disappointing lens I’ve owned. Went through 3 copies before switching to the 50mm 1.4 which has never let me down. Had hoped it would be just like the 85 1.2 :-/

  15. January 2, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Have just about every lens. This thing has the worst AF around. Praying for a Mk II

  16. rainer
    January 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I tested and found 50 1.2 is not as good as 85 1.2. So, I will keep waiting for the 50 1.2 II.

  17. Haje P.
    January 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I’ll probably save $129 from regular retail price after sales tax. But this lens isn’t sharp at all compared to any 50’s in the market…I’ll wait for version 2.

  18. CanonPriceWatch
    January 2, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Wow, what a controversial lens. 🙂

  19. John S.
    January 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    The deal expired

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