Why Stock Photos?
The short answer is that we use stock photos on some listings to save us time and to save you money. The longer answer is that we love to take photos of each and every lens, camera, and accessory, but doing so takes a lot of time and makes it difficult to get everything listed. So, we decided to compromise: take gorgeous photos of some things and charge a little more for them, and use stock photos for other items and charge a little less for those, all else equal.
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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.
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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