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Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

 
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Dec 16, 2010 18:09 |  #76

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With the 5DMarkII

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Love the frog shot very nice!


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Dec 16, 2010 23:59 |  #77

These were taken in Costa Rica with the rebel Xt


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Jan 22, 2011 21:04 |  #78

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Jul 12, 2011 21:24 |  #79

too many lenses, not enough money.


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Jul 12, 2011 22:06 |  #80

jobv2 wrote in post #12748703 (external link)
too many lenses, not enough money.

Seek not and you shall find....well, that's what I've experienced......just roaming through ads and thriftshops I've found a lot of great stuff without looking for anything in particular....I think the trick is to not NEED the stuff...


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Nov 18, 2011 09:21 |  #81

This lens can produce great results, but lacks the USM motor that the 100mm macro has so is a little slower to focus. Supposedly it's not a true 1:1 ratio, but a 1:2 ratio. I'd like to get a little bit closer than it will allow, but nothing some cropping wouldn't take care of. The front element extends but does not rotate. The focusing ring could also be a little stiffer. If you are shooting objects that aren't moving, this is a great lens for the price, just don't expect to be wowwed by it's noisy motor that isn't lightning fast. I wouldn't use this for portraits or any other human work except when necessary. here are some samples :

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Dec 06, 2011 21:25 |  #82

So you guys wouldn't recommend this lens for portrait work ? I know it lacks the usm and it is loud but is It that important if you are stills and portraits ? I read that this lens is the sharpest 50mm that canon makes.




  
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Dec 28, 2011 01:29 |  #83

Ken Rockwell is certainly of that opinion and I would agree with him when it comes to the 50 f/1.8. I've never tried the 1.4 or 1.2 but, anyway, I tend not to take Mr Rockwell too seriously.




  
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Jan 05, 2012 00:03 as a reply to  @ LudwigVB's post |  #84

I just ordered this lens as I like what I've read about it and the photos shown here. I do have a question though. When taking a closeup (macro shot) do you typically use the AF or manual focus? Just curious




  
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Jan 05, 2012 03:22 |  #85

Depends on the subject and how close you are to the subject, for the most part I use the AF since it quicker than MF since the focus ring is quite long, If I want more precision I have to MF it since there is no Full time manual focus either, so if you want to manually focus it the AF must be turned off.

Hope that helps.


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Jan 07, 2012 01:35 |  #86

nWmR12 wrote in post #13649643 (external link)
Depends on the subject and how close you are to the subject, for the most part I use the AF since it quicker than MF since the focus ring is quite long, If I want more precision I have to MF it since there is no Full time manual focus either, so if you want to manually focus it the AF must be turned off.

Hope that helps.

Sure does. Thanks! I should have it next week some time. Can't wait to play with it




  
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Feb 10, 2012 22:29 |  #87

I just picked one of these and a life size extender. I am liking it so far. Not much good to shoot here macro wise this time of year but I snapped a few. Hoping it snows so I can try some snowflakes.

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Feb 12, 2012 11:54 |  #88

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Feb 16, 2012 15:41 as a reply to  @ BobbyT's post |  #89

why has this lens not been updated like the 100mm?


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Feb 16, 2012 18:34 |  #90

I guess probably because the longer focal lengths have proved more popular.




  
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