Photographer's Note

About two weeks a go I’ve got a new second hand lens I bought on eBay. It is an old standard macro lens (CANON EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens).

Getting a new lens; and especially fixed one is like getting new pair of eyes with whole new perspective on the world.

That day, I heard about a toys fair in Lyon, so I decided to go there and test my new lens.

On my DSLR this lens gets a focal lens that is equivalent to 80mm, which is quite ideal for portraits, and at the same time it provides nice macro facilities.

While playing with it, I found it extremely sharp; maybe too sharp for portraits, so I will have to attach a soft filter if I would like to use it for some classic portraits.

The Macro is not a life size macro but 1:2, but my impression is that it provides a superb quality result and I think it answer my current needs; however if in the future I will find need it, I can always use a small extension tube to achieve the life size or buy the dedicated life-size converter provided by Canon.

The lens build quality is quite good, but the Auto-Focus system is not USM, so it is quite accurate as long it doesn’t start hunting. Anyway, for Macro I use only manual focus, and I don’t plan to use it for sport photography, so it answers my needs.

I guess with a different lens I would go for a different composition of this giant 4 in a row game, but because I couldn’t go further backwards, I tried to get something more abstract. I know it is very different from my usual style, but I like it.

I took it with the aperture widely opened because I didn’t have time to set-up a tripod, and there was not enough light to go for a higher DOF.

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