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Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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Overall 8

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens

The Digital Picture
29 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Although designated and classified as a macro lens, the 50 macro natively offers only 1:2 (.5x) magnification (vs. 1:1 (1x) in most true macro lenses). Coupled with the expensive (it costs about as much as the lens itself) optional accessory Canon Life Size Converter EF, the 50 macro can focus down to 1:1 lifesize.
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Overall 8

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens Review

23 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Canon's 50mm f/2.5 macro lens offers a compact, lightweight half life size macro option for EF and EF-S cameras, which costs around £230. An optimal converter is also available for this lens, which costs around £250 and provides life size magnification with the lens at its closes focus.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness, Negligible distortion, Good build quality, Compact
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, No focus limiter switch
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Overall quality 7
Build quality 6

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro - Review / Test Report

9 November 2007
  • Conclusion: So if you're looking for an affordable, high performance standard lens with macro capabilities the EF 50mm f/2.5 macro can still be recommended.
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