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

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

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 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.

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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The Canon 65mm f/0.75 Was Made For X-RAY Machines, And This Guy Shot A Video With It

Canon 65mm F/0.75

I have to admit I never heard of the Canon 65mm f/0.75 lens, made for X-Ray machines. It’s a very rare lens, and one of the fastest ever built.

Mathieu Stern adapted the Canon 65mm f/0.75 to a Sony mirrorless camera, and shot a short video entirely at f/0.75. Wait for “The Witch” to start to see an f/0.75 lens used for video.

Below you can see a photo shot with the Canon 65mm lens.

Shot using the Canon 65mm F0.75 (image © Mathieu Stern)

Must be a challenge to properly focus with f/0.75. More images shot with the 65mm f/0.75 can be seen on his website and Instagram.

Canon also made a 50mm f/0.75 lens for X-Ray machines. If you are interested in more exotic lenses, have a look at Mathieu Stern’s online ‘Weird Lenses Museum‘.

[via DPReview]

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO Lens For Canon EOS M (and other mounts) Announced

Laowa 65mm F/2.8 2X Macro APO

Venus Optics released another interesting lens at an affordable price, the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO.

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO will be available for Canon EOS M, Fujj X and Sony E camera systems. The price of this manual lens is $399. Laowa lenses are listed at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO MFT and specifications:

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Focal Length65mm
Angle of view24.4°
Aperturef/2.8 – 22
Lens Structure14 elements in 10 groups 
Aperture Blades9
Min. Focusing Distance17cm
Max. Magnification2:1
Filter Thread52mm 
MountFuji-X/ Canon EOS-M / Sony E

Press release:

Venus Optics announce pricing and availability of Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro lens, a compact macro lens with 2:1 magnification and invisible CA

Anhui China, Jan 24, 2020 – Venus Optics, the Chinese camera lenses manufacturer endeavoring in crafting unique manual lenses that no two alike, unveil the pricing and availability of the highlighted product in 2020: Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro APO. It is the first macro lens that Venus Optics specially design for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. Looking at market offerings which can focus up to 1:1 at most, the Laowa macro lens is the only APS-C mirrorless lens in the market that is capable of achieving a 2:1 magnification. Despite its unique specifications and features, Venus Optics has decided to keep the lens reasonably affordable at US $399 (ex-VAT) only. Pricing varies in different countries. It comes with Fuji X, Sony E & EOS-M mounts.

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