differences

Reasons to consider the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Much more magnification 5:1 (5) vs 1:1 (1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 5x larger in your photo
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM goes 2 f-stops narrower
Cheaper $59.50 vs $1,005.39
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The best price we've seen is $946 cheaper (16.9x less)
Shorter 70 mm vs 98 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Lighter 335 g vs 0.7 kg
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2.1x lighter
Smaller diameter 73 mm vs 81 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
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the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Great zoom Help
MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro5:1 (5)
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM1:1 (1)
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$780 - $799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Length Longer
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$341 - $349

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro Competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$780 - $799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification Much less magnification
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Macro lens

$597

Auto focus Auto focus
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Much less magnification
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

$2,082

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Magnification Much less magnification

discussion Which do you think is better?

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