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(based on 7 ratings)
Brand: Canon
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Open a whole new world to yourself with Canon's razor sharp 50mm Macro lens. Flowers, insects and everyday objects can be seen in a different way when viewed very close-up and isolated from their surroundings. This Macro lens from Canon can focus from as far as infinity to as close as 9 inches from the subject, creating an image that is 1/2 life size on the negative! What does "1/2 life size on the negative translate to? An amazing 9 times life size in an ordinary 4x6 in. print!

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4.4 stars
(based on 7 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(5), Durable(3), Easily interchangeable(6), Easy to clean(4), Fast / accurate auto-focus(6)
Best Uses:
General purpose(4), Special effects(3), Wildlife(3)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(3)

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good Lens
By charmaine57Verified Purchaser from Texas on 12/31/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Blurry Focus
Best Uses:
Close ups, General Use, Special Effects, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

Too new to accurately assess durability and ruggedness. Overall, I am very happy with the lens. Photos are easily blurred with slight movement.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
50 mm f/2.5 ef macro lens canon
By arturoVerified Purchaser from san juan, puerto rico on 10/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

strong const.
sharp focus
the best

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic Tool!
By KristyVerified Purchaser from Glen Burnie, MD on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Details, General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

I am what I call a beginning professional. I have a few published photos and have won a handful of small contests. This is a great macro lens for the amateur who wants more! The range is great and the detail you gain from small objects is wonderful. I take a lot of photos of insects and plant life and this is perfect for those finer details you just can't get otherwise. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to get the finer things in life.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Quality Macro for the Price!
By vixieVerified Purchaser from san antonio, tx on 8/19/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus, Snug Fit
Best Uses:
Special Effects, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

This lens produces gorgeous photos. However, the lens does not glide on when attaching. It fits too snuggly and you can feel a slight grind when attaching or detaching. I imagine you could damage your camera over time if you were careless about mounting and dismounting the lens.

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Glass Bead Shot With Canon 50M F/2.5 EF MACRO LEN

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Lens for a good Pric
By Kamikaze FighterVerified Reviewer from Yokohama, Japan on 3/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
CloseupsMacro, Special Effects, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

I like Nikon... But, I use Canon as well.

I dropped this lens before from an unstable tripod....however, the lens survived the ordeal. Image quality didn't change, still fast focus, perfect.

It's not the lens you use everyday, however, you can still use them for general purposes. If you want to get up close to a small object, this is what you want.

Compared to Nikon 60/F2.8, this lens gives less contrast, seems to be darker (I'm not sure why?), and can't get closer than Nikon. It also appears to be less durable (although it survived the fall... to compare, I must smash my Nikon lens, which I would not try)

Said that, this lens is cheaper and lighter. It also gives better color than Nikon under tungsten light. But that may be more of a camera. You should not decide which camera tgo bu based on macro lens. Look at other reviews if you are not sure if you want to get Nikon or Canon.

Well, wait, I guess that's more that I like about this lens. It makes less noise/sound when auto-focusing, and focusing is really much faster than Nikon. (I prefer manual focus, so I don't notice these good things about the lens).

Verdict:

Get one if you have Canon Camera. That's simple! But remeber, it's a macro lens, so when using for general none-close up photos, it appears to have very narrow deapth of field... Excellent Macro Lens!!!

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Solid Performer
By Lightchaser from Newark, DE on 12/1/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Macro Art, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

Lens is great for macro work and general outdoor shots, the auto focus performs quickly and in the right situation I have found it to produce nice crisp results. The body of the lens is not particulary robust so I treat it with care.

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love It!
By APRILJDVerified Reviewer from CLERMONT FLORIDA on 3/23/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean
Best Uses:
Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Student Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF Macro Lens:

I really love this lens. I purchased the canon digital rebel eos with the kit lens.The kit lens is really bad,so I picked this lens up and I am much happier!

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My Little Hannah

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