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

SKU : CA6528MP
Replacement Value : $1364
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Focal Length


Maximum Aperture


Minimum Aperture


Lens Mount

Canon EF

Format Compatibility


Angle of View

18° 40'

Maximum Magnification


Macro Reproduction Ratio


Minimum Focus Distance

9.45" / 24 cm

Optical Design

10 Elements in 8 Groups

Diaphragm Blades


Focus Type

Manual Focus

Image Stabilization


Tripod Collar

Removable and Rotating

Filter Size

58 mm (Front)

Dimensions (ø x L)

3.19 x 3.86" / 81 x 98 mm


1.6 lb / 710 g

- Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens (CA6528MP)
- B+W 58mm Protective Filter (FL-58)
- 58mm Lens Hood (LH-58)
- Lens Pouch (MR-LP)
- Tripod Mount Ring
- Lens Front Cap
- Lens Rear Cap

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The Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Lens is a specialty tool for extreme close-up imagery. It renders subjects up to 5x life-size magnification with a minimum focusing distance of 9.4". It is strictly manual focus only.

Specialty Macro Lens
The Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Lens picks up where other macro lenses end and is essential for scientific imagery as well as creative macro applications. The Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro can magnify an object up to 5x, which would fill a 35mm frame with a grain of rice. This is a unique specialty lens best used by experienced macro shooters. It’s a good idea to use a focusing rail and macro flash with this lens. If you don’t have a macro flash we strongly recommend the MT-24EX flash.

How Macro Is It?
The MP-E’s resolving power is limited by the size of the pixels on your sensor at most aperture and focus distance combinations. Since typical pixels are 5-10 µm square and the MP-E can give up to 5x magnification, this means it’s capable of picking out features only a few micrometers across.

Dedicated solely to macro applications, this lens's unique design employs a floating elements system to maintain 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.

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. 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.

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  • The Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro is a Short telephoto prime 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.

  • This lens is manual focus only.

  • It does not offer infinity focus.

  • The focus distance range is very small (41mm at 5x) on this lens and essentially begins where other macro lenses end. This means the lens is not suitable for subjects other than macro.

  • This lens is specifically designed for macro photography.

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