San Francisco, CA


Want to bring small things into full-sized view? Turn to the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lens, which can uncover detail that would otherwise be impossible to detect by the naked eye. Ideal for shooting extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, the lens offers a nine-element design and a floating optical system that focuses down from infinity to one-half life size (0.5x). Despite these macro optics, however, the lens also functions beautifully as a general-purpose normal lens. And should you want to focus down to life size (1:1), you can add an optional Life Size Converter EF to increase the working distance--a valuable feature in close-up shooting. Other details include a 46-degree diagonal angle of view, a 0.8-foot close focusing distance, and a one-year warranty.
Focal length: 50mm
Maximum aperture: f/2.5
Lens construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
Diagonal angle of view: 46 degrees
Focus adjustment: Front group linear extension system with AFD
Closest focusing distance: 0.8 feet
Filter size: 52mm
Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches long
Weight: 9.9 ounces
Warranty: 1 year