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Is the MP-E 65mm too much of a specialty lens for most?

 
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Feb 11, 2013 08:16 |  #1

I ask because I thought for sure it would of sold within the first few hours of listing it at the price I'm asking. Maybe it's just the economy :confused:


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Feb 11, 2013 08:19 |  #2

It's a total specialty lens. for macro shooters only. That's all it does.


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Feb 11, 2013 08:24 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #3

yes. There is no reason to buy it unless you want more than approximately 1.5:1 or 2:1, which you can get with a standard macro lens and tubes. I do mostly macro and have never seriously considered buying one.


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Feb 11, 2013 08:33 |  #4

cmartin72 wrote in post #15597578 (external link)
I ask because I thought for sure it would of sold within the first few hours of listing it at the price I'm asking. Maybe it's just the economy :confused:

Yeah, it kind of is. That's not a bad price you're asking; a new one at Adorama is $996 (in basket). There is the economy, as you mentioned (I'm having a tough time selling my Harley). But it is a very specialized lens, catering largely to us bug-shooters. I used to drool over the MP-E 65, but when I actually had money in hand, there were other things I knew I'd use more, or at least under more conditions.

If I had more money to spend as I wished... yeah, I'd have one. I guess for now I'll make due with my 100mm 2.8L IS and a stack of tubes.


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Feb 11, 2013 08:43 |  #5

Some people call the 85L a specialty lens, some call the tilt-shifts such, and some yet even call super-teles specialty glass. The MP-E is a niche lens even by those standards.

Also, how about a pic of the lens not on a carpet? I wouldn't buy a lens from anyone, even if I really wanted it, if I saw it on the floor. Just me, but you know... might not be just me..


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Feb 11, 2013 08:50 |  #6

I'd buy it but I'm in the netherlands and only buy locally. It very much a specialty lens, but easily the best true macro lens for extreme details. I'd give it a month or two for the macro season to start and you'll probably find more buyers.


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Feb 11, 2013 09:31 |  #7

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #15597662 (external link)
Also, how about a pic of the lens not on a carpet? I wouldn't buy a lens from anyone, even if I really wanted it, if I saw it on the floor. Just me, but you know... might not be just me..

Why is that? Does it come off as not respecting the equipment being represented? The carpet is soft... Figured it was better than a hard table???


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Feb 11, 2013 09:56 |  #8

cmartin72 wrote in post #15597825 (external link)
Why is that? Does it come off as not respecting the equipment being represented? The carpet is soft... Figured it was better than a hard table???

To be blunt, it's because you're a photographer and that's a crappy picture. Show it in a clean, high key shot and I bet you it'll sell in a couple of hours. Photographers are humans too. We shop with our eyes first and that picture does not make me want to buy it.


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Feb 11, 2013 10:09 |  #9

HiepBuiPhotography wrote in post #15597889 (external link)
To be blunt, it's because you're a photographer and that's a crappy picture. Show it in a clean, high key shot and I bet you it'll sell in a couple of hours. Photographers are humans too. We shop with our eyes first and that picture does not make me want to buy it.

Never really thought about that!!!:oops:

Fixed. However, I am not the best photographer! HAHA


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Feb 11, 2013 10:31 |  #10

Now that looks like a lens I'd buy! Too bad I don't do macro.


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Feb 11, 2013 10:55 |  #11

cmartin72 wrote in post #15597923 (external link)
Never really thought about that!!!:oops:

Fixed. However, I am not the best photographer! HAHA

Looks much better. And you're a fine photographer :D

Good luck with the sale!


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Feb 11, 2013 12:59 |  #12

I'm a very amateurish macro shooter, but I got the 65 MP-E to take pictures of ticks, which are a lot smaller than the sensor. I have the 100L IS and the 65 MP-E. There is nothing like the MP-E, it's an amazing lens. BUT you're basically committing yourself to also having a macro flash and probably a fine focusing rail. When you get to bigger magnification than 1:1 it is REALLY hard to keep your subject in focus. Hell it's hard to even keep it in the viewfinder.

There are good deals for it on KEH, I've seen it in the 700-800 range.


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Feb 11, 2013 13:11 |  #13

That price isn't going to compel anyone not already intent on buying the first used MP-E they come across. Complete copies hit as low as $650-700 a few months ago, so this incomplete copy might need to find a more specific buyer to move.


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Feb 11, 2013 13:18 |  #14

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That price isn't going to compel anyone not already intent on buying the first used MP-E they come across. Complete copies hit as low as $650-700 a few months ago, so this incomplete copy might need to find a more specific buyer to move.

Incomplete copy? Not sure I follow that. Do you mean missing the original box and warranty card?


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Feb 11, 2013 13:23 |  #15

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Incomplete copy? Not sure I follow that. Do you mean missing the original box and warranty card?

Believe it or not, that adds to the marketability of a used item.


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