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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Lens Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 1:1 to 5:1 Magnification, 9.4" Min Focus
  • Manual Focus Operation
  • Three-Group Floating Element System
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • 6-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Macro Ring or Twin Lites
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  • 1Description

A specialty lens designed for extreme close-up imaging, the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo from Canon lets you render subjects at up to five-times life-size magnification with a minimum focusing distance of 9.4". Dedicated solely to macro applications, this lens's unique design employs a floating elements system to maintain quality throughout the focusing range and one ultra-low dispersion element helps to control color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color accuracy. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast. This 65mm f/2.8 is strictly manual focus operation only and features a removable rotating tripod collar for improved stability when working atop a tripod. Additionally, the front of the lens is designed to accept an optional Macro Ring Lite or Macro Twin Lite for greater, more even illumination of close-up subjects.

Short telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 104mm equivalent focal length.
Specifically designed for macro photography, this lens has a 9.4" minimum focusing distance along with a 1:1 to 5:1 magnification range for life-size or greater rendering. This lens does not offer infinity focus.
Manual focus operation for precise control over focusing distance when working with close-up subjects.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range.
One ultra-low dispersion (UD) element greatly reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
Six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality when using shallow depth of field.
Removable rotating tripod collar is included and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Front ring of the lens supports direct mounting of an optional Macro Twin Lite or Macro Ring Lite and the lens has electric contacts for full-support of the E-TTL II flash system and for relaying accurate focus distance information.
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Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens
  • E-58 II 58mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 1-Year B&H Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Focal Length 65mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/16
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 18 40'
    Maximum Magnification 5x
    Macro Reproduction Ratio 5:1
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" / 24 cm
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Focus Type Manual Focus
    Image Stabilization None
    Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
    Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.19 x 3.86" / 81 x 98 mm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 710 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 166.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great niche lens This lens requires some skill, but it can get results that no other DSLR lens can. I have both this and the 100mm f2.8L macro. The 100mm is arguably a better lens for 'regular' macro, but this one can get incredible magnification. It opens up a whole new world. . Here's an idea of scale: I shot the side of a blade of grass at a 45 degree angle (5x, tripod, sunlight, no flash). It more than filled the frame. Only a small ribbon is in focus, and there's a really nice blur in the background and foreground. . If you love macro and you're willing to put in the work, get this lens. If you want an easy lens to walk around with, get the 100mm f2.8L.
    Date published: 2012-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best there is for extreme macro This is the only game in town for extreme macro. Forget reverse mounting lens, forget bellows, ext tubes etc. Save your pennies and get this lens. Is it a challenge to use? You bet it is. But I am here to tell you that you do not need a tripod if you use proper form and take advantage of things like your camera bag. A little tip, set the lens at the mag you want to use and rock your body to get the focus. Now, if you wish to photo stack you will need a solid support system. I have used this lens for a month now, and I am amazed daily with what it can do. Sharp, clear throughout its range. Canon, you did good.
    Date published: 2010-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only if you are really good. This is a very advanced lens. It is superb for near microscopic work, but it takes some time to learn to use. Admittedly, I am at best an intermediate photographer, but I also have a 50 and a 100 Macro that I have pretty much mastered, and this is far more difficult to use. That said, if you want to take a full frame view of a 1/4 inch flower, this is the way to go. Would not advise even thinking about hand-held shots. The depth of field with the faster speeds is infinitesimal and unless you are looking for that effect of a minimal plane of focus, use a tripod. This is worth the price, but only if you are good and only if you are into micro.
    Date published: 2011-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opens up a whole new realm Was able to get excellent results the first time I used it at 5x with my EOS 5D & MR-14EX macro Ring Lite. Tripod is a must but have gotten decent results hand-held outdoors at 1x with continuous shooting when there is no wind (just shoot lots of photos, be prepared for an extremely shallow depth of field, examine the results closely, and plan to discard most of them!). Note that you must remove any filter(s) before you attach the Ring Lite so take extra precautions not to scratch the lens. The lens extends WAY OUT as you increase it to 5x so also be careful that you don't touch the subject.
    Date published: 2008-08-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from hard to learn how to focus This lens is sharp and powerful! However, its usefulness is limited because of the focusing. I knew that it did not autofocus when I purchased it, but I did not know that there is no manual focus either! Focusing is obtained by moving back and forth slowly. I do have a focusing rail and it works very well on a tripod with the focusing rail. However, I wanted to use the lens with flowers, bugs, butterflies, etc. and it is too hard to move back and forth to focus on things that move. People looking for sharp images of stamps, coins, and other inanimate objects will love it, but nature photographers might just be frustrated, like me.
    Date published: 2012-06-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Steep learning curve but worth it This lens is a blast and I love it but, be prepared for a steep learning curve. Some people have complained about a lack of auto focus may they not understand how different and complicated working is this environment can be. Let's just be glad we live in a digital world and don't have to spend a fortune on processing film anymore. Also, you might was well plan on getting a macro focusing rail. It's easier than moving the camera or subject 1mm to the front or back. Construction is very solid but think for the price they could have included the lens shade and a case. Let's face it, what this lens is is basically a 65mm reversed lens with about a foot of extension tube.
    Date published: 2010-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Lens This lens is not for the novice. You literally have to be 2 inches away from an object to take a pictures. Macro rail and macro ring flash is highly recommended. If you are new to macro photography you should start with 100mm 2.8 lens instead. Also, not a best lens for taking pictures of jewelry. Even at 65mm 1:1 zoom you can only get half the ring in the view finder. Focus area is very small - that's why macro rail is needed to make fine adjustments instead of moving the whole tripod. Lens body is very sturdy and quality built. Because you need macro flash and macro rails to use this lens on a stationary objects - it would cost almost $2000 to get started with proper setup.
    Date published: 2011-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing MACRO lens....a microscope I use this product for insect and flower macro work currently. It will get you there at 5:1 macro. Images are clear and sharp. It truly is a microscope on a digital camera. It is a little heavy and will wear down the few (like me) who at times hand hold it. Soon you will find that you need a tripod or need to be satisfied with 1:1 or 2:1 Macro. At 3:1 or more, even the slightest shake will alter measurably your photo. A tripod and mag slide are must tools as is a circle light. This entire set-up is not cheap when you add up all the necessary items. But then, nothing beats it. You will be shocked at what you see through this lens. The only problem is getting light to the subject.
    Date published: 2010-01-25
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    question

    If i use this lens on a Nikon d800e body with the fovslxeosnik adapter will i be able to adjust the aperture?
    Asked by: Francis K.
    The FotodioX Vizelex Canon EOS Lens to Nikon Camera Adapter with Macro B&H # FOVSLXEOSNIK does not pass electronic signals so no aperture adjustment is possible.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Can I adapt this lens to a Nikon F mount with a converter like the Fotodiox mount adapter?
    Asked by: Gene W.
    The lens was designed to allow a Canon body to control the aperture electronically. To use the lens on any other body, you need a mount adapter with an integrated iris for manually controlling aperture.
    Answered by: Eugene
    Date published: 2019-02-26

    question

    Is canon MP-E65mm USA works well in Indian climate also or there is any problem? please inform the right answer.
    Asked by: Dr.Himangsu M.
    The Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens just as well as any lens in most climates, but it is not weather-sealed. If too much humidity or rain builds up outside the lens it could leak inside it and cause moisture problems that a weather-sealed lens may not encounter.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Whats the maximum focal lenght? I wonder if it can work for portraits as well as Macro photography!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yeah--you can't focus this lens. Or to clarify, the only way to focus this lens is to move toward or away from the subject. It is very much a specialty lens for macro photography, not portraits. You'd be sorely disappointed if you attempted to use this for that purpose.
    Answered by: nick c.
    Date published: 2018-11-07

    question

    is it possible to use this lens hand held and and get decent pictures? or is a tripod and rail mandatory? Also can this lens work with an APS-C sensor?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The use of a tripod and rail is not necessary when using the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8, however, when shooting with a macro lens, it is highly recommended to use these products when shooting macro photography, as you will typically be using slower shutter speeds. This lens can be used with cameras that have APS-C sized sensors as well as full frame.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2019-01-19

    question

    I am in the learning stage of extereme macro. I have a Canon 100mm macro and use it a lot. Looking at lo=me websites I see using a stacking rail and Raynox lens are used. Would these be necessary? I can see the stacking rail, maybe not the Raynox? what are your thoughts.
    Asked by: Bill D.
    I would be thinking about a sturdy tripod, a rail and lights. I do not see the reason at all for a Raynox conversion lens. I would suggest starting with the lens and tripod. As you go you will see better what you want as accessories.Here are some suggestions as possible products. Velbon Super Mag Slider Macro Rail - Magnesium B&H # VESUPRMGSLID or Kirk FR-2 Focusing Rail with Neoprene Pouch B&H # KIFR2WBAG. Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light B&H # BOVM110 or Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite B&H # CAMR14EXII. The prices reflect affordability vs precision and durability.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens work with EF Mount specifically the 5dm3?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens is EF mount and will be compatible with the Canon 5D Mark III, as well as all other EOS DSLR/SLR cameras.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    can this lens fit to Sony NEXFS700R 4K Super 35mm ...

    can this lens fit to Sony NEXFS700R 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS ?
    Asked by: ruixue
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