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Old 12-03-2006, 18:56   #1 (permalink)
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canon 100mm 2.8 USM macro?

Thinking of adding a macro to my bag to play with. Was thinking of the canon 100mm as it could double as a portrait lens on my 20D.

Who's got one?... What do we think?


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Old 12-03-2006, 20:29   #2 (permalink)
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/ taps fingers waiting for Jamie..
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It's great, get it
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This is the macro you use Dod?

Bugger....no pressure to produce great results then!
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This is the macro you use Dod?
Yep, but useful for so much more than macro Only thing I haven't tried it for is motocross, probably a bit slow to focus
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But seriously....

I bought busterboy's one and I've never looked back. Really happy with it as both a portrait and macro lens. I tend to use it whenever I take photos of static objects under 'controlled' conditions (ie on the floor, using my flashgun as a light source).

As the weather gets better, I intend to try more candid/street portraits with it.
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I also have this lens.
I've yet to master macro photography in the way Dod has but the lens is superb.

Everyone has seen macro shots from it so here are a couple of portraits taken at F2.8

http://www.ph-digitalphotography-mot...l-group-02.jpg




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Old 14-03-2006, 21:52   #8 (permalink)
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Sorry SDK^ but....
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Looks like we are onto a winner, I have a friend heading to the states next month so I think he might be bringing me one back

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No DOF on that at all - well-focussed that one, spot on the nearest eye. Good lighting too. Spotty Dog mate - you'd be amazed how easy it is to foul stuff like that up. Some (very well-known) pros sometimes have difficulties with even simple stuff like this. Me included.
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