Do you remember this image from my last post?…
The Canon MP-E 65mm Lens is different from any other Macro lens I’ve used. First of all the focal distance is only 1.6 to 4 inches from the subject, depending upon which magnification you are using (that’s REALLY close!).
Secondly, unlike other lenses the depth of field is VERY thin… in my other lenses I can focus to infinity… not this lens, there is a very small amount of focus area. To ‘focus’ you move the camera closer or further from your subject (this is best done with a focusing rail).
Overall it is a really cool lens, it just has a rather high learning curve.
All images have the same stats: f/11 1/200s iso400… I altered the flash rather than changing the camera settings.
Until next time…