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Canon-ef-50mm-f-2-5-compact-macro.299273
8.2 out of 10

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 10
10

Great Lens!

AdirondackSquirrel, B&H Photo
2 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to specifically shoot food photography and I couldn't be happier! Fantastic sharpness with lots of pretty bokeh. Took it for a spin outside for some landscapes and was impressed there too! This lens is versatile and perfect for my needs!
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

AdirondackSquirrel, B&H Photo
2 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to specifically shoot food photography and I couldn't be happier! Fantastic sharpness with lots of pretty bokeh. Took it for a spin outside for some landscapes and was impressed there too! This lens is versatile and perfect for my needs!
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great for professional or amateur use.

Christopher Kimball, Amazon
12 October 2014
  • Summary: I use this lens professionally everyday. It is a great lens. Light, fast, and the image quality it produces is on par with much more expensive glass. I was not surprised by that as it comes highly recommended from many of my peers but I think I was not sure it would be as good as it is. As a MACRO lens, it produces a razor sharp depth of field at f/2.5 in close to an object. The bokeh is beautiful as well. If you need a fast, high quality MACRO lens, check this one out.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens that won't break the bank!

Katie J, B&H Photo
6 October 2014
  • Excerpt: For the cost, this lens is great. I was looking for a "details" lens as I begin to focus more on wedding photography. This lens helps be get the detailed shots I need!
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Lhsmultimedia, B&H Photo
1 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Great lens for the price. Good for shooting 50mm and macro photography on a budget.
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Overall 8
8.0

a good lens

Giovanni Alvarado, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Im a macro photographer and for it price is one of my favorite lens the only downfall on it is the sound on autofocus
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Save your money and buy a 100mm macro.

MacRow, B&H Photo
24 September 2014
  • Excerpt: After reading all the positive reviews for this lens I couldn't wait to try it. I mainly wanted it for insect and plant macros. The macro capabilities of this lens were underwhelming. Side by side, my 18-55 kit lens produced equal quality macros. It did do well for portraits, however. Very nice color and sharp. My expectations may have been too high, but I wasn't going to pay for a new lens that was nearly the same as my kit.
  • Pros: Sharp Great Color
  • Cons: Not True Macro
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Overall 10
10

Excellent journeyman lens

kkrome25 "kkrome25", Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: One of the first questions that came to mind was if this lens could be used professionally. The answer is yes. Optics is more than good enough for working photographers. If you don't believe me, go to Ken Rockwell's photography website and read up on this lens. Personal experience with this lens has shown me that it has very good bokeh. The magnification is only 1:2, but for what I used it for (botanicals), it's perfect, because I don't need to go microscopic.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but a little delicate

Adela, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I appreciate the lightness of this lens, the optics are great. It seems a little delicate though, because of the lightness.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens and good service

MEHaux, B&H Photo
11 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great macro lens. Seems a little flimsy compared to my other Canon lenses but it gets the job done. I love it paired with a ring flash. Works well to get a glamorous look while shooting people and portraits and evenly lights subjects of macro work.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Weak construction
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