Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
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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.
Summary: For me, I thought this would be an upgrade to a "niffty "fiffty" but it's basically the same thing but with Macro - minus the f-stop amount. 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.
Excerpt: At f/2.5 sharpness in the centre is already excellent, and the quality towards the edges approaches good levels. Stopping the lens down improves sharpness across the frame until f/5.6, where the clarity exceeds excellent levels from edge to edge.Light and compact, it functions beautifully as a...
Summary: Having already owned the 50mm 1.8 and the Tamron 17-50 2.8, I wanted a real macro lens and decided to get this. Unfortunately the construction is shoddy (similar to the 50mm 1.8) and I could not get a much closer shot over the 17-50. Overall it was the worse of both lenses I owned.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens to shoot weddings, real close-up of the rings, flowers etc. I found that its not the best lens for my wedding portraits..too slow. But with the flowers and rings and details...amazing : ) Alittle too slow focusing in a darker room such as the reception.
Excerpt: Bought this to use with the Vector HD spotting scope for digiscoping. It's light compared to other 50mm prime lenses I looked at, and cheaper than most. Slow and hard to focus compared to the USM lenses I'm used to.
Excerpt: I was looking for a 50mm Canon lens to mainly shoot kids indoor. I planed to use it to shoot in street also. The camera body was Canon T1i. I compared it with a Canon 50mm 1.4 then decided to keep the 1.4. My main complaint is that auto-focus of 2.5 macro is not precise.