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Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Offers +4 Magnification
  • Two Achromatic Elements

The 52mm 250D Close-up Lens from Canon is for quick and easy close-up photography. The close-up lens is screwed on to the front of a lens like a filter. Close-up lens 250D has two achromatic elements to correct chromatic aberrations. It does not degrade the high optical performance of EF lenses.

Compatibility
EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus
EF 35-80 4.0-5.6 III
EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
EF 55-200 4-5.6 USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
PowerShot A10, A20, A40, A510, A520, A540, A570 IS, A590 IS, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95

Requires Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52 for attachment to PowerShot A20 & A10. Requires Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52B for attachment to PowerShot A30 & A40

Magnification +4
Rear Mount Diameter 52mm
Front Mount Diameter 52mm
Construction, Elements/Groups Not Specified
Lens Diameter 2.1" (54 mm)
Length 0.4" (10.2 mm)
Weight 1.9 oz (54 g)
Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens
  • Hard Plastic Holder
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (10)
    • Firm mount (10)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Casual photographer (3), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Just What I Needed!

      I bought this lens to attach onto my 50mm f/1.8 lens to use for macro photos before I decide to spend money on a dedicated macro lens. I was really happy with the...Read complete review

      I bought this lens to attach onto my 50mm f/1.8 lens to use for macro photos before I decide to spend money on a dedicated macro lens. I was really happy with the sharpness of the photos and how much of the frame I could fill with an object. It is threaded on the front, so you can add any filters or a threaded lens hood if you need to. If you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to buying a macro lens, this is the right choice for you.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not as good as I expect

      It's not good as I expect. Maybe it works for many things but it didn't work well for my tiny LED products(0.25mm). There is no big difference with this Lens for the...Read complete review

      It's not good as I expect. Maybe it works for many things but it didn't work well for my tiny LED products(0.25mm). There is no big difference with this Lens for the tiny objects.

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      5.0

      Excellent Results

      By David-eye

      from Texas Hill Country

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Firm Mount
      • Serious Glass
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Limited Range

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

      I have used The Canon 250D and 500D Close-up lenses in the 77mm, 72mm and 58mm sizes with a number of lenses (Nikon & Fujinon mounts) and if you work with the limitations and parameters of this screw-on, somewhat heavy, filter-like attachment, and attach it to a very sharp lens, the results can be stunning. Unlike a macro lens, you are limited to a narrow focus range of just a few inches, so you cannot use it for macro and then turn and snap a photo of something 10 feet away without removing it. Another tip is that you can't stack it on top of another filter, as this moves the glass away from the front element of your lens and changes the optical formula. The 250D and the 500D cover different focal ranges, so be sure and get the one that is appropriate for your lens. This particular 52mm model, I use on my Zeiss Touit 32mm, mounted on my Fujifilm XE-2. (see pics)

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      4.0

      An inexpensive way to try macro

      By Sunshine

      from Barboursville, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Firm Mount
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

        I wanted to try my hand at macro photography...love those bugs. The 250D lens works great, nice clear and crisp pictures.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Really Works!

        By DocArth

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close-up photos

          Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

          Unlike some other close-up lenses I've tried, this one really allows you to get near to your subject. Bought it after an online recommendation. Not a macro lens, but the next best thing.

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It was what I expected

          By Bruno, birder

          from Londrina, Brazil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

            The two elements wont do miracles. This is still a close up filter and will do what a filter do. If you need great quality, go for a macro. But if you don't want to spend your money to have some nice macro photos, then this is your product.
            It will cause distorcions in the borders and it won't give you much focus deepness.

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            5.0

            Fun as heck to use

            By Flytyr99

            from Wyoming

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

              Use this close up lens on my Canon 60mm f/2.8 EF-S Macro. Works best with 50mm to 100mm lens range. You'll love the close up pictures you will get of flowers, bugs, small stationary items. Very fun close up lens to have.

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              5.0

              Great Product!

              By Tim

              from WI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                    The canon 250d is a great, affordable way to get into macro photography. It does it's job very well. I had a 500d for my telephoto lens, but upgraded lenses, and the 500d didn't fit the new lens. So bought this 250d to use with my Nikkor 35mm af-s lens. If anybody wants to dabble into macro photography, but doesn't want to pay an arm and leg, I recommend this product hands down.

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                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just What I Needed!

                    By Jason

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro

                      Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                      I bought this lens to attach onto my 50mm f/1.8 lens to use for macro photos before I decide to spend money on a dedicated macro lens. I was really happy with the sharpness of the photos and how much of the frame I could fill with an object. It is threaded on the front, so you can add any filters or a threaded lens hood if you need to. If you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to buying a macro lens, this is the right choice for you.

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                      (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good quality lens - but don't bother.

                      By Christinesbeadworks

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                            Lens works best to pull in light for close ups but it's really hard to tell the difference without it when using a Canon Powershot A80 for studio-like shots of jewelry.

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            A very nice anc cheap macro tool

                            By Alon

                            from Tel-Aviv

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                This is a cool macro tool for those of us that can't spring the cash to buy a full macro lens. I use it in coupled to a Nikon 50mm prime lens mounted on a D40 and a tripod. I got really nice, tack sharp, images of flowers and insects. I recommend using manual focus since the D250 can confuse the autofocus. In any case there is more artistic control with manual focus.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By cytochromec2

                                from Tucson, AZ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Close up photography

                                  Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                  works as advertised, in my case for close up photography.

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Close-up lens excels in camcorder use

                                  By Tech Appreciator

                                  from Maryland, USA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                        The Canon 52mm 250D is the smaller of two 250D models offered by Canon. The larger version is 58mm. The 250D's name contains its focal length of 250 mm, which is equivalent to 4 diopters (diopters = 1000 mm / focal length in mm = 1000/250 = 4).

                                        The two Canon 52mm 250D copies that I purchased from B&H Photo arrived in well-protected factory cases of clear plastic, with screw-on lids. Oddly, the black metal lens frames of both lenses had small scraps down to the bare metal, at equal 120 degree spacing, on the camera side of the frame. At first I was concerned about impairment of the threads; but upon closer inspection, I found that the scraps were caused by three round protrusions on the lid of the plastic cases, designed to hold the lenses in place in the cases, perhaps a minor oversight by Canon in the packaging the lens. The scrapes proved to be of cosmetic concern only. The threads worked fine.

                                        With suitable adapters, the 250D worked well as a close-up lens when tested with two camcorders. One camcorder was HD (1080i) with a 10X zoom lens. With the 250D in place, this camcorder could maintain its auto focus at a distance of 220 mm, +/- 32 mm throughout its zoom range. The other camcorder was SD (480i) with a 25X zoom lens. With the 250D in place, this camcorder could maintain its auto focus at a distance of 210 mm +/- 30 mm throughout its zoom range. Chromatic aberration was so close to zero with both camcorders as to be a non-issue, a tremendous compliment to this lens and to the two camcorders. Some geometric distortion was evident with both cameras, but more so with the SD 25X camcorder, perhaps because of its greater zoom range. It was not clear to me what role the camcorders, versus the 250D, played in this distortion. Corner-corner and edge-to-edge focus was excellent with the HD 10X camcorder, and good with the SD 25X camcorder throughout their respective zoom ranges, suggesting that any focusing issue was likely confined to the SD 25X camcorder itself.

                                        In sum, the 250D is an excellent close-up lens for use with camcorders. Now, if only Canon would offer the 250D in a smaller size, preferably 37 mm, which would better accommodate the smaller lens sizes of camcorders. That would reduce the cost of the lens, would eliminate the need for an adapter ring in many cases, and would reduced the number of required adapter rings from two to one in other cases.

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                                        3.0

                                        not as good as I expect

                                        By Doris

                                        from Hacienda Hts.

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                              It's not good as I expect. Maybe it works for many things but it didn't work well for my tiny LED products(0.25mm). There is no big difference with this Lens for the tiny objects.

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                                              4.0

                                              Very good lens ,Comes with its own case,

                                              By dave

                                              from nj

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Clear Optics
                                              • Consistent Effect
                                              • Firm Mount

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Artwork
                                                • Color Correction
                                                • Lens Protection

                                                Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                                Good for flower close up ( nature )
                                                Clear and crisp photos.
                                                easy to Carry and store.

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Great Product - Works as described

                                                By Photomom24

                                                from Bennington, VT

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Clear Optics
                                                • Firm Mount
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Artwork

                                                  Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                                  It's a great product and has allowed me to take the close up photos I was after without having to buy a dedicated Macro lens which I can't afford at this point. It takes a bit of getting used to in terms of distance to focus, etc. but the results have been all I could have expected.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Product!

                                                  By Rod

                                                  from Ohio

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Clear Optics
                                                  • Consistent Effect
                                                  • Firm Mount
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Image Manipulation
                                                    • Macro Photography

                                                    Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                                    I bought this to use with a Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens and it works wonderfully for macro photography. Image quality does not change with adding this lens and maintains its sharp details. Works best with manual focus and tripod but that's true with any macro lens

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                                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Quality and Cost Effective Purchase

                                                    By Chris

                                                    from The Rockies, Canada

                                                    Comments about Canon 52mm 250D Close-up Lens:

                                                    I noticed no change in optical quality using it on a canonef 50mm 1.8 with superb results. For only 80 bucks you can begin a new style of photographythat would normally cost much more. make sure you read the specs to purchase the appropriate250D or 500D for your lens.

                                                    Expertise: Avid photographer

                                                    Problems Encountered: My product out of the box had some scuff marks on the outermetal parts. pure aesthetic, lens is fine. heavy for afilter but not really a problem.

                                                    Items I Recommend: normal to short telephoto lens.

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