Canon 50mm f 2.5 macro

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Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

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The Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

The Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro is a small, lightweight macro option for Canon users. The f/2.5 aperture allows for a large amount of background blur in a variety of shooting conditions. It can reproduce 1:2 macro shots, allowing users to shoot very small objects. This lens features a floating optical system for high-quality images at all focus distances.

Tim's Take

This is a less expensive alternative to the other Canon macro lenses. It gives decent results wide open and sharpens up nicely as you stop down. Keep in mind it is one of Canon’s older-design EF lenses, so the autofocus is pretty loud and a bit slow. It doesn’t have full-time manual focus, so you have to flip the switch to fine-tune focus. Otherwise, it’s a decent lens.

One strange thing to note: the distance scale at its closest focusing point says the lens reproduces at 1:2, while the marking on the barrel says 1:1. The lens does only give a 1:2 macro. The barrel is referring to using an add-on Life Size Converter EF accessory. We do not stock this.

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