|MACRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||36.8° (35mm full frame)
29.4° (Canon APS-H)
23.6° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||10 elements in 8 groups, including 1 UD|
|Closest focusing distance:||24 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1-5:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||6|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø81 x 98 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
Design and Features
This manual focus lens, used alone without attachments, performs macrophotography from 1:1 to 5:1 magnification. The lens cannot be used as a general purpose lens like Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro (1987). It is a special application lens mainly for industrial or scientific purposes aimed to demanding professional photographers. It offers much better portability and operability for outdoor high magnification macro photography of flowers, insects, etc., than conventional bellows systems. The lens requires knowledge in setup and shooting in terms of depth of field, illumination and image stabilization, which may lead to further investments on the corresponding accessories. Thus if you are not sure whether it is the right lens for you, you should first try other macro lenses.
The lens barrel is heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic. Focusing must be performed manually using the focusing ring located on the lens barrel. The angle of rotation of the focusing ring is approximately 470 degrees. There is a distance and magnification ratio scale. The front element moves forward and the overall length of the lens increases by 13 cm (!) with changing of magnification ratio from 1:1 to 5:1.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 58 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The diaphragm is electromagnetic. The effective aperture value is F/5.6 at magnification ratio of 1:1 and F/16.8 at 5:1. The working distance is 10.1 cm at magnification ratio of 1:1, 5.1 cm at 3:1 and 4.1 cm at 5:1.
Macro flash photography is possible with the optional Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or Macro Tin Lite MT-24EX.
The dedicated lens hood is not a part of the package.
For general information on macro lenses please refer to the article dedicated to Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM lens.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The lens incorporates a floating system that provides correction of aberrations and ensures constantly high image quality at the entire range of focusing distances from infinity down to the closest focusing distance. Learn more
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 326 KB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (MF, 57..73 mm)
|Venus Optics LAOWA 60mm F/2.8 Ultra Macro 2:1||2:1||2014||⊗|