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.
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!
Excerpt: I bought this lens based on a few reviews and some colleagues reccomendations! I have gotten a lot of use from it and it has been exactly what I was looking for for special macro tight images! I love it. I would totally recommend it for photographers who are comfortable with manual focus!
Excerpt: I've been using this lens since 2004. It was the reason I went with Canon rather than Nikon. I wanted a dissecting microscope mounted on my camera---and I got it. Pair it with a 24EX twinlight, a focusing rail, and focus stacking software and you will will go where no photographer has gone before.
Excerpt: This lens is in a class all by itself. With up to 5x magnification you can take portraits of a fly. It does have a learning curve as there is no autofocus and when you get up to 5x the depth of field is so shallow you can throw off the focus just by pressing the shutter release.