40/2.8 or 50/2.5 macro?

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
amosf Contributing Member • Posts: 680
Re: 40/2.8 or 50/2.5 macro?

Seem to be two different sorts of lenses. The 40 is reliable and sharp and very light and compact. Nice fun lens.

the 50 is a macro, albeit just 1:2

You would expect the 50 to be sharper for macro use at least, but I have never used one.

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Canon EOS 550D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro +3 more
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