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Another Canon lens for the EF-mount appears to have been discontinued, the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro.
At a glance:
- 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
asobinet.com reports that the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro has been discontinued. It’s still in stock at major retailer, though.
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Overview
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.