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EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro

A superior-performance lens offering excellent optics and focusing from infinity down to one-half life size (0.5x). Its nine-element design features a floating optical system, which ensures top-notch performance even at close focusing distances. Light and compact, it functions beautifully as a general-purpose normal lens.

$369.99 MSRP

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 50mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ2.5
    Minimum: ƒ32
  • Angle of View 46°
  • Lens Construction 9 elements in 8 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 6
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 23cm (9.055")
  • Filter Size 52mm
  • Autofocus Type Front group linear extension system with AFD
  • Weight 280g (9.88 oz)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Review
The Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens is Canon's shortest (in both focal length and physical length) macro lens. 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...
Read more: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-50mm-f-2.5-Compact-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro - Review / Test Report
The Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro was introduced back in december 1987 so it's one of the oldest lenses in the line-up and it seems as if Canon has discontinued the lens with the recent introduction of the new EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM (w/reduced image...
Read more: http://www.photozone.de/reviews/161-canon-ef-50mm-f25-macro-test-report--review

Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 50mm Macro
Canon's sharpest 50mm lens, this 50mm Compact-Macro works great for everything for which you'd use a 50mm fixed normal lens, and it focuses super-close for macro shots with no fiddling required. It uses a complex 9-element floating-element design...
Read more: http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/50mm-macro.htm