Most macro lenses offer 1:1 magnification, which is more than enough for most work. However, when you really want to push the limits, there are lenses that can offer higher levels of magnification. This helpful video review takes a look at such a lens, the Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5x Super Macro lens.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this great video review takes a look at the Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5x Super Macro lens. The Super Macro is quite an interesting lens. Canon offers the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens, but that costs over twice as much as the Zhongyi, and of course, it only comes in the EF mount. One thing to note is that this lens only works at macro distances. You will not be able to have it double as something like a portrait lens like many people do with more traditional 1:1 macro lenses. It is also manual focus only, but when you are working with the extremely thin depth of field characteristic of high-magnification macro work, you will want full control over focus anyway. It looks to be an intriguing lens at a very affordable price. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts.