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Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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  • Floating focusing mechanism assenting sharp rendition at very close distances

  • Magnification ratio of 0.5x (half of real life)

  • Fixed focal length of 50mm

  • 9 lens elements arranged in 8 groups

  • Filter thread specification of 52mm

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro




This lens is ideally suitable for those who want to get started into macro photography with a built-in option to create 1:2 (half-size) magnification. With the Life Size Converter EF the lens a 1:1 magnification (life-size) is possible. The lens has a focal length of 50mm.


A superior-performance lens offering excellent optics and focusing from infinity down to one-half life size (0.5x). Its nine-element design features a floating optical system, which ensures top-notch performance even at close focusing distances. Light and compact, it functions beautifully as a general-purpose normal lens. The optional accessory Life Size Converter EF enables focusing down to life size (1:1), and actually increases working distance - very desireable in close-up shooting.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

50mm 1:2.5


Lens Construction

9 elements in 8 groups


Diagonal Angle of View

46°


Focus Adjustment

Front group linear extension system with AFD


Closest Focusing Distance

0.23m / 0.8 ft. (film plane to subject)


Filter Size

52mm


Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

2.7" x 2.5", 9.9 oz. / 67.6 x 63.0mm, 280g


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Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Consistent output (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (4)
    • Special effects (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
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    4.0

    Good Lens

    By charmaine57

    from Texas

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus

    Best Uses

    • Close ups
    • General Use
    • Special Effects
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

    Too new to accurately assess durability and ruggedness. Overall, I am very happy with the lens. Photos are easily blurred with slight movement.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    50 mm f/2.5 ef macro lens canon

    By arturo

    from san juan, puerto rico

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Focus
    • Sharp Focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

      strong const.
      sharp focus
      the best

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Tool!

      By Kristy

      from Glen Burnie, MD

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Lightweight
      • Sharp Focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Details
        • General Use
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

        I am what I call a beginning professional. I have a few published photos and have won a handful of small contests. This is a great macro lens for the amateur who wants more! The range is great and the detail you gain from small objects is wonderful. I take a lot of photos of insects and plant life and this is perfect for those finer details you just can't get otherwise. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to get the finer things in life.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quality Macro for the Price!

        By vixie

        from san antonio, tx

        About Me Getting started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Clean
        • Lightweight
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus
        • Snug Fit

        Best Uses

        • Special Effects
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

        This lens produces gorgeous photos. However, the lens does not glide on when attaching. It fits too snuggly and you can feel a slight grind when attaching or detaching. I imagine you could damage your camera over time if you were careless about mounting and dismounting the lens.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent Lens for a good Pric

        By Kamikaze Fighter

        from Yokohama, Japan

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • CloseupsMacro
          • Special Effects
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

          I like Nikon... But, I use Canon as well.

          I dropped this lens before from an unstable tripod....however, the lens survived the ordeal. Image quality didn't change, still fast focus, perfect.

          It's not the lens you use everyday, however, you can still use them for general purposes. If you want to get up close to a small object, this is what you want.

          Compared to Nikon 60/F2.8, this lens gives less contrast, seems to be darker (I'm not sure why?), and can't get closer than Nikon. It also appears to be less durable (although it survived the fall... to compare, I must smash my Nikon lens, which I would not try)

          Said that, this lens is cheaper and lighter. It also gives better color than Nikon under tungsten light. But that may be more of a camera. You should not decide which camera tgo bu based on macro lens. Look at other reviews if you are not sure if you want to get Nikon or Canon.

          Well, wait, I guess that's more that I like about this lens. It makes less noise/sound when auto-focusing, and focusing is really much faster than Nikon. (I prefer manual focus, so I don't notice these good things about the lens).

          Verdict:

          Get one if you have Canon Camera. That's simple! But remeber, it's a macro lens, so when using for general none-close up photos, it appears to have very narrow deapth of field... Excellent Macro Lens!!!

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Solid Performer

          By Lightchaser

          from Newark, DE

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Lightweight
          • Sharp Focus

          Cons

          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Macro Art
          • Portraits

          Comments about Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

          Lens is great for macro work and general outdoor shots, the auto focus performs quickly and in the right situation I have found it to produce nice crisp results. The body of the lens is not particulary robust so I treat it with care.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love It!

          By APRILJD

          from CLERMONT FLORIDA

          About Me Student Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Easy To Clean

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Work

            Comments about Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

            I really love this lens. I purchased the canon digital rebel eos with the kit lens.The kit lens is really bad,so I picked this lens up and I am much happier!

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