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

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

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 96/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

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This summary is based on the products: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : George Ponder (

Field Test: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro


Maybe you've been playing around with macro photography, either with a dedicated 1:2 or 1:1 prime macro, or with a zoom lens that close focuses to about 1:3 magnification. Maybe you've even experimented with extension tubes or magnification filters to...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

totally brilliant! !!


well,read about the lens and thought thats the one to get, loving macro, its a wowwy! !! i use tripods usually and remote too brilliant !! also recently i tried the 1.4 extender on it. now it stays on the lens, even better superb, inside flowers once...

1.4 extender

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

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...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (

Excellent Lens - But definitely not for greenhorn


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 high magnification

extremely sensitive to slight vibrations

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Not for the occassional experiment


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...

Superior build quality, Super-sharp images

must have ring flash, must have tripod, must have remote

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

A must have lens


This is the ultimate macro lens when used correctly. The more you work with it the better it gets. Best when you used with strobes. This lens is a lot easier to use if you go to live view. This allows you to use the rear screen to focus in normal light...

best using live view

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

Interesting piece of equipment


I have used this lens several times through CPS loans and it is the only lens that I have found that does what it does, but boy is it a challenge. field of view and depth of field are so narrow that I have no idea how one would get a photo of anything...

Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, only lens that does what it does

difficult to find subject in viewfinder

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

Macro On A Whole New Level


I first owned an MP-E about a year ago from this writing and eventually ended up selling it for a 180mm L macro. Now I've managed to get my hands back on this great lens and paired with the right lighting equipment, it is phenomenal for any bug from...

solid build, nice weight, great image quality, the only one that does what it does

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Life size + lens


Not realy a lens I needed for any aspect of my Photo Biz but One of those great "toys" that I felt I couldn't Live without. Using the lens on a mark 2 canon 5d with a led ring light

Consistent Output ; Durable ; Easily Interchangeable ; Rugged ; Strong Construction

Learning curve

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (


Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:9.45
Diagonal angle of view (max):18
Lens structure:10/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/8
Maximum aperture number:16
Number of diaphragm blades:6

Other Features



Compatible products:Canon

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:2.28