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

A unique manual-focus lens designed exclusively for macro shooting, between life-size (1x) and 5x life-size – at its maximum magnification, you can fill a 35mm frame with a grain of rice. Please bear in mind that this lens has a MAXIMUM focusing distance of roughly 4".  That's right, I said maximum, so basically this lens is a blind as a bat and can't see anything thats further than 4" from the front of the lens.  Its what happens within those four inches thats magical.  You can expect razor thin depth of field, especially as you get beyond the 1x magnification factor.  You will need a lot of light to shoot in the 3-5x magnification range and a flash is recommended.   

Compatible with the Macro Ring Lites and new Macro Twin Lite, it eliminates the need for awkward bellows accessories for many macro shooters. A floating system preserves optical quality at different focusing distances, and features a UD-glass element.

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 65mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction 10 elements in 8 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 18° 40'
Focus Adjustment Manual
Closest Focusing Distance 0.24m / 0.8 ft. (from film plane to subject)
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.2" x 3.9", 25.8 oz. / 81.0 x 98.0mm, 730g (lens only)


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