|Closest Focusing||0.205 m|
|Max. Magnifcation||1:2 (0.5x)|
|Filter Size||55 mm|
|Diameter x Length||65.8 x 59.5 mm|
|Weight||310 gr (0.68 lb)|
One of the best "traditionnal" standard macro lenses. Sharpness and contrast are perfectly uniform wide open and close up while it is necessary to close the diaphragm to f/8 to achieve perfect sharpness in the extreme corners at greater distances. Comparing the Canon FD 50 mm f/3,5 SSC to the Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55 mm f/3,5, the latter has better corner sharpness at infinity, while the former has less vignetting wide open and less distorsion.
This is one of my all time favorite lenses to shoot with, incredibly versatile and tack sharp. The light weight can be seen as a pro or con, it's very well constructed but the actual glass only takes up maybe 1/3 of the length of the lens so you're getting a lot of hollow space. That being said, you can't go wrong with this spectacular lens.