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

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

A unique manual-focus lens designed exclusively for macro shooti 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

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

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...
  • Pros: Fun
  • Cons: Expensive
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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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fun, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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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.
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing lens but not easy to use.

Geordie, B&H Photo
15 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction, Very powefull macro
  • Cons: Difficult to Use
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Overall 8
8.0

New worlds

Macroman, B&H Photo
22 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is a world unto itself. Very challenging to get used to, yet the rewards are great.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Macro

Les, B&H Photo
15 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
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