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Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
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15 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price.


On average, users rate this product 71/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Expert review by : Markus Stamm (

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro


The Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro was introduced back in december 1987 so it's one of the oldest lensesin the line-up and it seems as if Canon has discontinued the lens with the recent introduction of thenew EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM (w/reduced image circle)....

The EF 50mm f/2.5 macro is a fairly unexciting lens but it offers a very high performance despite its ancientdesign. The quality of the construction is fairly decent though not stellar.By today's standards the micro motor as well is a little outdated....

Aug, 2005

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Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro


I do like the lens but can get some better macros using a 200mm zoom,,,,,,,,practice will make it better.

The overall product is very good,,,best to use inside though, as trying to chase bees etc etc is impossible.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro


Sharp lens, lovely macro, lovely nature and portraits

Sometimes it takes time to focus

May, 2014

Consumer review (

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro


Just find it exactly how I thought it would be.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro


ease of use and quality of image

a slightly shorter focal length might suit the sort of close focus photography this lens is best at, and leave the longer close focus lenses to do portrait-style macro work.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro


For the money this is a great lens to buy if you want to take portraits

no lens hood

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro


Good value, Good build quality

noisy AF

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:9.06
Diagonal angle of view (max):46
Fixed focal length:1.97
Lens structure:9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/8
Maximum aperture number:32
Minimum aperture number:32
Number of diaphragm blades:6
Thread diameter:2.66
Viewing angle, horizontal:40
Viewing angle, vertical:27

Other Features



AF actuator:ADF / AFD

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:2.05