Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro


EF 50mm f2.5 Compact Macro

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

Standard lens with perfect macro capability

Light and compact, perfect as a general-purpose macro lens or as a flexible standard lens.


  • Standard 46° angle of view
  • 23cm closest focusing distance
  • 1/2 life size image reproduction
  • AFD focusing system
  • 52mm filter size
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare

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Detailed Features

Multi purpose macro

Lightweight and compact macro lens for close-ups up to 0.5x (half life size). The optical system uses a floating construction for performance at all focusing distances. With a large f/2.5 aperture, beautiful background blur is possible. This multi-purpose lens is ideal for portraiture and other applications besides macro photography.

Large f/2.5 aperture

A maximum aperture of f/2.5 allows for fast, flash-free shooting in low light settings, plus excellent depth of field control.

Fully Electronic Lens Mount

As part of the acclaimed EF lens family, this lens features a built in AF motor to provide fast direct AF performance. The lens also includes an Electromagnetic diaphragm (EMD) which enables incredibly accurate aperture control, ensuring your chosen aperture remains accurate and constant every time.

Super Spectra coating

Super Spectra coatings help ensure accurate colour balance and high contrast, whilst also suppressing flare and ghosting by absorbing light that might be reflected off internal lens elements and digital EOS sensors.

Product Specification

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 40°, 27°, 46°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 9/8
No. of diaphragm blades 6
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.23
Maximum magnification (x) 0.50
AF actuator AFD
Filter diameter (mm) 52
Max. diameter x length (mm) 67.6 x 63
Weight (g) 280
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.74 x 0.24
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 1.04 - 0.54
Lens Cap E-52 / E-52II
Lens hood -
Hard case LHP-C10
Soft case ES-C9/LP814

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