Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO Review

January 15, 2018 | Amy Davies | |
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Sharpness at 50mm

For this review, the sharpness test is carried out by photographing a real-world sample, rather than a test chart. The Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Lens was mounted on a Canon EOS 6D Mark II, which was in-turn mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay was activated to prevent camera-shake. Any changes in tone you might see across the crops are due to natural light changes during the shooting session.

The full frame at 50mmThe full frame at 50mm

At the centre, the image is sharpest between f/4 and f/11, but is still very sharp at f/2.8, and f/16. Sharpness drops off a little at f/22, being more noticeably soft at f/32. At the edges, you’ll find the sharpest results between f/5.6 and f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f4.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg
f/32 f32.jpg f32.jpg