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Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens
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|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 2.68 x 2.48 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.75 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||0.23 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.5|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||6|
|Number of Elements||9|
|Number of Groups||8|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||46 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.7 pounds|
|Zoom Type||motorized zoom|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 2.48 x 2.68 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||2.87 x 2.76 x 2.87 in||2.91 x 2.01 x 2.91 in||2.13 x 2.99 x 2.13 in||3.07 x 4.84 x 3.07 in|
|Item Weight||—||5.61 ounces||0.74 lb||0.64 lb||1.32 lbs||1.38 lbs|
|Lens Type||macro||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||60 millimeters||50 millimeters||100 millimeters||100|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||60 millimeters||50 millimeters||100 millimeters||100|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||52 millimeters||58 millimeters||58 millimeters||67 millimeters|
The Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lens is lightweight and compact for general-purpose standard focal length shooting and for close-up 1:2 half-life size macro photography. A floating optical system enables sharp delineation at all focusing distances. With a large f/2.5 maximum aperture, the lens is effective in low light and provides shallow depth of field and its truly circular 6-blade diaphragm offers beautiful background blur.
From the Manufacturer
Want to bring small things into full-sized view? Turn to the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lens, which can uncover detail that would otherwise be impossible to detect by the naked eye. Ideal for shooting extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, the lens offers a nine-element design and a floating optical system that focuses down from infinity to one-half life size (0.5x). Despite these macro optics, however, the lens also functions beautifully as a general-purpose normal lens. And should you want to focus down to life size (1:1), you can add an optional Life Size Converter EF to increase the working distance--a valuable feature in close-up shooting. Other details include a 46-degree diagonal angle of view, a 0.8-foot close focusing distance, and a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 50mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.5
- Lens construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 46 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Front group linear extension system with AFD
- Closest focusing distance: 0.8 feet
- Filter size: 52mm
- Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches long
- Weight: 9.9 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
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Like the 1.8 the lens is very slow and sounds like a fisherprice toy from walmart. I had a real difficult time focusing with AF. The lens would only AF on areas with high contrast in textures, as for the fine details you are out of luck. To me, the AF on this lens is useless. MF is the way to go. I even had some back focusing problems out of the box.
It feels and looks better than the 1.8 and the close up stuff is pretty cool. But if you are anal like me I would highly suggest getting the 60mm macro 2.8.
If you DO plan on getting this lens or keeping it you'll really want to crank up the shutter speed... or your focas points will be soft. And turn off the AF!