LensTip.com

Lenses

There are 1628 lenses in our database and 3107 owners opinions.

You can also
compare lenses side-by-side

Search by:

Canon EF 50 mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

Pictures:
Specifications:
Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 50 mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.5
Angle of view 46.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.23 m
Maximum magnification 1:2
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 9 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 67.6 x 63 mm
Weight 280 g
Additional information Marketed December 1987
Average rating (5 owners reviews)
Build quality
Optical quality
Value for money

Overall

4.80 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. Hasgarn
    Hasgarn 14 June 2012, 11:53
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 31.32.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 300 €
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Slow AF

    Pros: Everything else : -f/2.5 very good and excellent f/4 sharpness from the center to the border -low Cas -accurate AF -No distortion -Macro possibilites (even if it's limited), on APS-C -Wonderful fo portrait

    Summary: JUST A CLASSIC. Some 50mm open wider, but they are not that good all over the field

  2. Qarl
    Qarl 7 June 2011, 12:46
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 87.0.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: € 28
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: No AF limiter and full-time manual focus

    Pros: Incredible sharpness at f/4 and above, very low chromatic aberration, reliable autofocus, no distortion, no flare using studio strobes. Quite good construction.

    Summary: Imho the best choice if you're looking for a Canon prime.

  3. Roberto Orrù
    Roberto Orrù 23 December 2010, 16:05
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 201.228.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: $ 250
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: AF very slow and loudy. Poor design. No true usm. Maybe it's time for Canon to put in it a true usm motor...it worths

    Pros: Outstanding image quality. Versatile and very very sharp.Fast aperture enough. Good color.

    Summary: At this price, we could buy a great lens like this, or a poor zoom. Not difficult choice!

  4. Cezary
    Cezary 11 October 2010, 10:06
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 174.3.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 225
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Non USM lens. Very slow focusing, especially from macro to infinity. Not true macro lens.

    Pros: Outstanding picture quality. Wonderful colors, much better than those of 50mm f/1.8 II (I have both lenses)

    Summary: This Canon's best standard lens. IQ is better than ANY of Canon 50mm primes, including L lenses (IMHO). Very under-appreciated and I think the only reason for that is a slow lens.

  5. chuckov
    chuckov 6 February 2010, 08:58
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 24.45.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 250
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: need extension tube for 1:1 macro. No usm; manual focusing difficult.

    Pros: sharp, compact. Can also be used as regular 50mm lens.

    Summary: Bargain lens: prime, compact and a true macro.

Add your opinion

Build quality 0 1 2 3 4 5
Optical quality 0 1 2 3 4 5
Value for money 0 1 2 3 4 5