Reviews and Problems with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
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It is not easy to use
J. Rapp, Amazon
11 June 2015
Summary: But be cautioned: This is a very specialized lens. It is not easy to use. It is not a normal lens in any way. I use it for macro pictures of bugs, and for that, it works. I'm very happy with this lens, the buying experience and the seller.
Summary: Disappointed with this lens. It's definitely not practical for someone on the go because it takes much set up to capture an image. It's a great lens for sure but it's use is limited to still photography mainly in studio conditions. It's not a lens that one would take while hiking.
Excerpt: Beautiful lens for all types of very close up photography, be it still life or wild life/nature. While focusing can be a challenge it was easier than many have conveyed and you will get better with practice.
Summary: Over the years, I've used reversed macro lenses with extension tubes and bellows a number of times. The first time I assembled this lens, its dedicated lens hood, and the Canon macro twin-lite, I got more and better results around the house than in all the previous decades.
Summary: This is an excellent Canon lens if you're interested in going beyond the standard 1X magnification of a normal Canon Macro lens. The lens does require a modification in technique as there is no manual or automatic focusing as found on most lenses.
Summary: This is MANUAL only, forewarning, and you have to plan for lower light at full magnification...I use this for micro/macro photography of mineral crystals as small as 0.5-1mm...this is the ULTIMATE macro lens..
Excerpt: I do a lot of macro work. Until now, I have been using a Sigma 105 Macro lens with a full set of Kenko extention tubes. The MP-E 65 allows my greater maginification without having to use tubes. Sharp lens!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction