Is Canon EOS Rebel T3 and Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x compatible?

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Canon EOS Rebel T3

Canon EOS Rebel T3
Released: 2011
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
12,2 Megapixels
4272 x 2848 pixels

Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x

Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x
Released: 1999
Normal Lens (prime) & Macro
Focal Length: 65 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: September 2023

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

Canon all the way

The possibility to combine these two products is great since both Canon EOS Rebel T3 and Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x are manufactured by Canon.

Versitale lens

Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Canon EOS Rebel T3.

Lens does not support Autofocus

Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x does not support autofocus but this is not because of the camera in any way since this lens only support manual focus.

Focal Length

The Canon camera has a sensor of type APS-C, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.6x.

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
65 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
104 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Canon EOS Rebel T3
495 gram

Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x
710 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1205 gram (equal to 2,66 lb).

Please note that Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x has a tripod mount which is great.

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