Compact-Macros for DSLR filmmaking

Of the various Canon EF lenses I’ve experimented with for video use, the only one that has consistently impressed me (surprise) as an unusually good value – as a used lens on eBay – is the Compact-Macro 50mm f/2.5: No, Canon did not pay me to say this (sadly). Granted, we’re still referring to a lens that has aperture limitations for cine use, as – like all Canon EF lenses – the iris is controlled electronically from the camera body and cannot be de-clicked. Yet, the lens has a beautiful…

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