Reviews and Problems with Canon 52mm Close Up Lens 250D
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Close-up lens excels in camcorder use
Tech Appreciator, B&H Photo
11 November 2008
Summary: The Canon 52mm 250D is the smaller of two 250D models offered by Canon. The larger version is 58mm. The 250D's name contains its focal length of 250 mm, which is equivalent to 4 diopters (diopters = 1000 mm / focal length in mm = 1000/250 = 4). The two Canon 52mm 250D copies that I purchased from B&H Photo arrived in well-protected factory cases of clear plastic, with screw-on lids.
Summary: It's a great product and has allowed me to take the close up photos I was after without having to buy a dedicated Macro lens which I can't afford at this point. It takes a bit of getting used to in terms of distance to focus, etc. but the results have been all I could have expected.
Pros: Clear Optics, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Summary: I noticed no change in optical quality using it on a canonef 50mm 1.8 with superb results. For only 80 bucks you can begin a new style of photographythat would normally cost much more. make sure you read the specs to purchase the appropriate250D or 500D for your lens. Expertise: Avid photographer Problems Encountered: My product out of the box had some scuff marks on the outermetal parts. pure aesthetic, lens is fine. heavy for afilter but not really a problem.