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Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
8.2 out of 10

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

A unique manual-focus lens designed exclusively for macro Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

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Overall 8
8.0

great lens with practice

mike, B&H Photo
4 January 2016
  • Excerpt: use the lens for macro photos. it will take a great picture but its hard to focus without practice and paitents
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a well built special purpose macro lens with manual focus. It can only focus on very close, flat objects. This lens rewards patience with excellent sharp magnified photos. I only use this lens with a tripod, and a rack focusing rail, and generally have to use live-view to get the focus just...
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Overall 8
8.0

My serious attempt into macro photograph

Basis, B&H Photo
29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a lens that any Canon fan would eventually buy, because of its uniqueness. It basically allows you to take a microscope with you. However, for it to really shine, I still need to get a sturdy tripod (Gitzo Systematic), a stable ball head (Arca-Swiss d4), macro rails, and macro flash...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not hard to use at all

Gerillja, B&H Photo
22 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Fantastic lense. Fun for the entire family to look at things with it. It's more like a microscope than a lens. You can't photograph anything longer than an inch/2,5 cm away.There is no focus, so you focus by moving the camera closer and farther away from the subject.
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Overall 8
8.0

Macro lens is amazing

Neuman, B&H Photo
12 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I was truly amazed at the power this lense has. It can be tricky to use, but with enough practice you can take amazing photos. You will definitely need a tri-pod and some other source of light when using the 5x magnification. The lack of auto focus is not that bad.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing lens but not easy to use.

Geordie, B&H Photo
16 May 2012
  • Excerpt: When I first got this lens I thought I'd made a big (expensive)mistake getting it. The main concern was it does not have any way to focus. The lens is used by moving the lens and camera to or from the subject until it is in focus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Macro

Les, B&H Photo
16 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This is one of the of the nicest lenses I have. Good for making small stuff big and great in detailed work where you want to see a fine detail or pattern. Tripod and focusing rail not a must have to use the lens but an asset.
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Overall 8
8.0

MP-E 65 f/2.8 used for fragile film cap

cafool, B&H Photo
18 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Using lens on home made copy stand, Manfrotto slide, light box to capture ancient 16mm film frame by frame. Film is too brittle to run through any commercial machine. Canon 5D with this lens set slightly over 2x macra works well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Lens - But definitely not for greenhorn

RHadi, Canon
15 January 2012
  • Excerpt: By far the most difficult lens I've ever used. It does what it is supposed to do better than any other lens, but handling the lens is a real challenge. At this magnification level, 5x, even the slight breeze throws the object out of focus.
  • Pros: very high magnification
  • Cons: extremely sensitive to slight vibrations
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

RHadi, Adorama
15 January 2012
  • Excerpt: By far the most difficult lens I've ever used. It does what it is supposed to do better than any other lens, but handling the lens is a real challenge. At this magnification level, 5x, even the slight breeze throws the object out of focus.
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