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Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM

75points

Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro

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Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM vs Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro

Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro

Why is Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM better than Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro?

  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 20mm longer maximum focal length
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    70mmvs50mm
  • 26mm shorter minimum focal length
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    24mmvs50mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • 2x greater zoom range
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    3xvs1x
  • 38° wider maximum angle of view
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    84°vs46°
  • 3 more aperture blades
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    9vs6

Why is Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro better than Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM?

  • 10.71% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.5 vs2.8f
  • 0.15m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.23mvs0.38m
  • 0.3f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    2.5fvs2.8f
  • 525g lighter
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    280gvs805g
  • 10f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    32fvs22f
  • 0.29x Better magnification factor
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    0.5xvs0.21x
  • Has or is a prime lens
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  • Is a macro lens
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Price comparison

Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM

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Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard ...Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
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$1,899.00
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens + UV...Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens + UV Filter + Canon EW-88C Lens Hood + Canon LP1219 + Lens Cap Keeper + 24-70mm II f/2.8 L USM Lens - International Version (1 Year AOM Warranty)
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$1,898.96
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon 5175B002-cr EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II U...Canon 5175B002-cr EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens, Black (Renewed)
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$1,747.25
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens...Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, White - 3044C002
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$2,099.00
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens ...Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras, Lens Only
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$1,299.00
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L is II USM Telep...Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L is II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Renewed)
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$1,729.00
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM Standard ...Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens (Certified Refurbished)
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$1,299.99
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
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$2,399.00
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM AmazonCanon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens, Bla...Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens, Black
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$2,399.00

Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro

Buy used:

$168.00

ProductStorePrice
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro AmazonTronixpro 52mm Pro Series Soft Rubber Le...Tronixpro 52mm Pro Series Soft Rubber Lens Hood for Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
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$6.99
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro AmazonLens Cap Cover Keeper Protector for Cano...Lens Cap Cover Keeper Protector for Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens
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$8.95
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro AmazonCanon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, B...Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, Black - 2973C002
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$499.00
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
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$125.00
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard and Med...Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, Fixed
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$399.00
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro AmazonCanon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
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$149.00

General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
3.Has a metal mount
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
5.Front element doesn't rotate
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
6.weight

805g

280g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
7.Includes lens hood
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
8.has or is a prime lens
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
9.Is a macro lens
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.

Optics

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
3.Can focus to infinity
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
5.Has focus motor
Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 50mm F/2.5 Compact Macro
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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