MPE-65mm macro lens

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
DannH Contributing Member • Posts: 517
Re: MPE-65mm macro lens

John K wrote:

There are a few ways to get above life size, but none more convenient than Canon's MPE-65mm macro. No infinity focus, and no auto focus (the focus indicator lights in the view finder do not work with this lens). Check out the links in my signature for tutorials. All single frames (no focus stacking).

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F13, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (0 FEC). I used a grape leaf to keep the background from being black. This image was selected by Deviant Art for my 4th Daily Deviation.

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F11, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ 2.8x) + a diffused MT-24EX (-1/3 FEC)

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F14, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ 3.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (-1/3 FEC) and a 320 EX set to group C and slaved off of the MT-24EX to illuminate the background.

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F13, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ 4x) with an 81A warming filter + a diffused MT-24EX.

Tech specs: Canon 1D MKIII (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ ~3x) + a Canon MT-24EX macro twin flash.

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Great shots as usual (have been following your work for a while on flickr). It always surprises me how much you manage to get in focus with the MPE-65 and always makes me considering adding it to my collection when I see shots like these! I'm curious why you don't ever focus stack your shots though?

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