Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 macro - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the EOS 350D (converted RAWs).

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 800
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.5 @ 1/100s
Size 2312x3472
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/10.0 @ 1/4s
Size 3472x2312
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.5 @ 1/50s
Size 2312x3472
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 50.0mm
Exposure Data: f/16.0 @ 1/8s
Size 3472x2312

Verdict

The EF 50mm f/2.5 macro is a fairly unexciting lens but it offers a very high performance despite its ancient design. The quality of the construction is fairly decent though not stellar. By today's standards the micro motor as well is a little outdated. Same goes for the life-size converter which is needed to achieve a 1:1 magnification. The new EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM macro has been improved in these respects - at higher costs and with reduced image circle.

So if you're looking for an affordable, high performance standard lens with macro capabilities the EF 50mm f/2.5 macro can still be recommended.

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