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Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro Lens

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Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro lens

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro lens

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro lens

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Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1987

Optical design: 9 elements in 8 groups

Features: Macro lens
User reviews (2)

Photos (4)

Tests (0)

Owners (5)

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Average price: $310

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mmf/2.5f/3260.2352280/9,963/2,5

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Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 28.07.2010



Photos taken with this lens Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro:


Balls
Autor: Nusha
4 0 1197

Green Flower
Autor: James McDonald
0 0 676

bokeh
Autor: kenjiz
0 0 1111

Mechanical quality3.176
Optical quality4.506
Usability3.836
Pricing / Value4.336
Bokeh3.176
Overall lens rating
3.80

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Owner reviews: Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 2.5  Compact Macro

James McDonald 05.08.2014 22:22:18
Period of use: 4 years

Strengths:

Compact, very high image quality from wide open, perfect as a portrait lens on APS DSLR cameras, nice to use and handle, excellent value for money.


Weaknesses:

Older AF a bit noisy.


Comments:

I have used many different lenses over the years. This is my personal favourite as it delivers great bang for the buck considering the low price for a pukka macro lens from a major manufacturer. Very sharp and I use it as portrait lens on my DSLR and its great for close ups of flowers and small objects. I love the handling and feel of this lens. I bought mine on Ebay for £160 but I have seen them new for as little as £200. 




PitHazlenut 30.03.2014 18:06:00
Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Good and Sharp for macro and product photography when You start .


Weaknesses:

Long tube on 1:1,

Autofocus problem when You have not enought light ( checked with Canon 5D Mk II )


Comments:

Good price to value at begining with macro and product photography