Lenses such as Canons other macros, 50/60/100/180mm, can be used not only for macro work but also lanscape and portrait work because they offer a focusing ring so if you want to buy a lens to start macro photography look at these first. Not only are most of those lenses cheap but they ... Read review
This high quality Dot.Foto lens cap offers excellent protection for the sensitive lens on ... more
your camera. Dust and scratches won't be a problem anymore. The lens cap can be easily attached and removed; the two high quality spring claws enable it to fit securely onto the lens or the lens hood.When taking a picture you can let the lens cap dangle from the lens with the included cord. Lost lens caps are now a thing of the past.
This is an excellent 'protector filter' to be left on your lens at all times. Not only ... more
does it protect your expensive lens from scratches, it protects the thread from cross threading when additional filters are stacked on top.This filter can be used for colour or black and white photography and has no effect on the focussing or metering of cameras or video.
JJC TR-2 tripod mount ring is a high quality replacement for the Canon original Tripod ... more
Mount Ring B. By adding a tripod collar to your lens you can achieve a better balance when mounted on a tripod. Rotating the camera is also much easier and faster when using a tripod ring.This tripod mount ring is designed to replace the manufacturer branded version. It will only work on the exact lens or lenses shown in the product title
Excellent image and build quality. Does what no other macro lens can do - zoom in!
Hard to get used to. Needs a dedicated macro flash to work properly.
"...spend a lot more. Canon do two macro flashes, one is £679 but the big daddy (MT24EX) is £1099!! (I managed to grab an MT24 off ebay for just over £350 so there are bargains out there to be had). Sigma also do one that is around £280ish I think. (prices are correct at time of review 27-03-10)
Obviously having a flash on the camera as well means more weight to lug around. My set-up (Canon 7D, MPE65 and MT24 flash) weighs about 1.7kg which really ..."
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Product Information for "Canon MP E - macro lens - 65 mm F/2.8" »
Manufacturer's product description
This lens, used alone without attachments, performs macrophotography from life-size to 5x magnification. This lens offers much better portability and operability for outdoor high magnification macro photography of flowers, insects, etc., than conventional bellows systems. The optics uses a 3-group floating system, which moves three lens groups independently for focusing. This compensates aberrations caused by the large changes of image magnification inherent in macrophotography, while achieving high magnification from life-size to 5x and a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. A UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass lens element corrects chromatic aberration, which is often a problem in high-magnification macrophotography, and achieves a high-resolution and high-contrast image without color fringing. Automatic aperture drive by EMD (Electro-Magnetic Diaphragm) unit makes possible AE shooting with TTL metering for the entire range with EOS-1, EOS-1N and EOS-3 cameras (Manual exposure control for other EOS cameras). The wide manual focusing ring and detachable tripod mount assure good operability, and macro flash photography is possible with the optional Macro Ring Lite ML-3. The Angle Finder C, being marketed concurrently, is convenient for waist-level/low-angle shooting. Its 19.5mm long eyepoint and easy switching of magnification between 1.25x and 2.5x are very useful for macro photography.