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

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

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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

Blah!

Isaac A., Amazon
26 October 2014
  • Summary: A great idea, but hard to focus and use practically.
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Overall 8
8.0

This is a special purpose lens

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 right. Many times. I need to add artificial light because the lens is so close to the subject that little ambient light can get in.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Unique
  • Cons: Close Focus Only, Learning curve, Requires patience, Tripod Suggested
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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 right. Many times. I need to add artificial light because the lens is so close to the subject that little ambient light can get in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun, fun, fun!!!

C. Smith, Amazon
6 January 2013
  • Summary: This was a gift. Yay me! It's really fun. No, it isn't the easiest lens in the world but, that's alright. Photography should be fun and challenging shouldn't it? Yep, it should.- It's a great big hunk of glass. A little expensive. Not bad if it's a gift though:) It's also a bit heavy. Doesn't bother me. I really like it and can't wait to get some snowflake pics. Anyway, if you buy it you know what you're getting yourself into.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens

LR, Amazon
14 December 2012
  • Summary: This is a super lens, very sharp and clear, excellent for macro work. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that it is not a simple lens to use. It requires a very solid tripod and focusing is done by changing magnification or moving the object or sometimes the camera. At high magnification such movements have to be made very carefully.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Lens - But definitely not for greenhorn

RHadi, Canon
15 January 2012
  • Conclusion: 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. Not only a very sturdy tripod is a must, but in my opinion, a remote trigger is same as much necessary since merely touching a camera to click results in vibration and out of focus picture.
  • 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. Not only a very sturdy tripod is a must, but in my opinion, a remote trigger is same as much necessary since merely touching a camera to click results in vibration and out of focus picture.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

JDub, Adorama
14 November 2011
  • Excerpt: You'll have a high rate of throwaway shots with this lens, especially in the beginning as you adapt to this specialized manner of shooting. With no focusing ring you'll be physically be moving the lens to focus the subject and depth of field is incredibly shallow. This lens will frustrate you at times, but when you nail a good result, it's very rewarding. NOT a starter macro lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Challenging and Fun

JDub, Adorama
14 November 2011
  • Excerpt: You'll have a high rate of throwaway shots with this lens, especially in the beginning as you adapt to this specialized manner of shooting. With no focusing ring you'll be physically be moving the lens to focus the subject and depth of field is incredibly shallow. This lens will frustrate you at times, but when you nail a good result, it's very rewarding.
  • Pros: Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Challenging Lens, Need ringlight at 4-5x, Requires patience
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Mackaboogie, Adorama
3 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I have this lens along with the ring flash and thought it would be great fun when I first purchased it. It is very difficult to operate because the depth of field is about 1mm when at 5x. You definitely need a tripod, flash and ideally a remote trigger to get clean shots. At 5x a photo of a house fly's eye will fill about half of the image and will only have about half of it in focus because if you focus on the front of the eye the back half will be a blur.
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