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

Manufacturer Canon
Model MP-E 65 mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Photo
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 65 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 18.14 o
Closest focusing distance 0.24 m
Maximum magnification 5:1
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 10 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 81 x 98 mm
Weight 710 g
Additional information 1 UD element
Marketed September 1999
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  1. Diorpus
    Diorpus 10 July 2013, 13:31
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    IP 80.254.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $1050
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No cons at all! If someone found them, it is because they haven't found the way to use it.

    Pros: there is no any other lens for canon EOS for ultra macro photography! f2.8 aperture is very creative! I use it for insects (1:1-3:1). If You want to have quality images at (4:1-5:1) You should close to f5.6 any less. As for me f8.0 is perfect. I shoot insects and have nice pics, using macro flash ring without any macro focusing rails. I bought them, but do not use them.

    Summary: Practice gives You experience! Perfect lens!

  2. Rainer
    Rainer 22 December 2011, 21:12
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    IP 80.174.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 700
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Difficult to use (needs a lot of practise), very small DOF, expensive with flash and special rail, no AF (but this is not so necessary for macro) and loss of sharpness from lifesize 4:1

    Pros: Incredible optic performance, very sturdy, lifesize 5(!!!):1, can be used for sientific work, nice colours, up to 3:1 extremly sharp and detailled.

    Summary: For a real macro-freak the very best choice, but very expensive with accesorys (about 1800€), difficult to handle and should be used only by very experienced fotografers

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