I'm considering a 100mm f2.8L Canon lens. But it's pretty spendy so I'm taking time deciding. Wondering if anyone has a favorite.
My favorite by far is the EF-S 60mm 2.8 it gets in close but still can do portraits. I actually never take it off my camera, it has become my point and shoot lense too. I got it for food photography but it has proven useful for so much more. The only downside as a walk around lense is it is a fixed focal length and I am constantly backing up from the subject to get a wider angle. Also being an EF-S it only works EOS/cropped sensor bodies.
My last page I uploaded this morning was actually about my love for macro and all these photos were taken with this lense: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/66892-my-first-love-macro
These too: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/65976-triangles
Good luck on whatever you decide. :)
well darn it, my camera is Full Frame. I've heard good stuff about this lens.
I have that lens and love it. I've never tried any other macro.
Which one Tina? The 100mm?
I have the 100mm too, I love it, although it is slower to focus than other lenses that I have, I have crop I suspect the focal length would be better for portraits on full frame, depending on what you want it for....
I agonised over the decision and eventually bought it 6 months later, I wish I had got it sooner because I moved in that time and there was so much more cool macro stuff to shoot where I used to live.
i don't have any other macro lenses but I do have a few other lenses and this is one of my favourites.
I am pretty sure Tracey Clark loves her 50mm compact macro. I have never tried it, but it is more affordable.
Wow AAGIRLZ, that is a great shot. Such clarity! Did you purchase the L or the standard?
@ursula check this out! http://www.lensprotogo.com/item/1216/product/canon-100-macro-is/
i have the 100mm canon lens and love it...
Thanks Vera, checking......
Hmmm, that is a sweet price indeed Vera. The temptation increases to go L
i have the 100 2.8. i DO have fun with it, and for certain shots it is indispensable. however, could i live without it? possibly.
I have the Tamron 90 mm (Nikon mount) and have had good luck with. I'm on my iPad so I don't have any pics to share.
I use the 50mm lens (on a nikon) in animal photography. I take close ups of the noses, paws and other features. I agree with all the pros and cons tcochonneau mentioned in her post above.
I'm happy to enable.... : )
I have a Nikkor AF-S 60 mm, 2.8 which I am extremely happy with!
This picture, among many others, is taken with that lens. The flower is really really tiny, which you can't tell in this picture.
No I have the L version, but I hear that the standard version is good. I suspect the colours are better on the L version (but don't know for sure as I don't have the non L macro 100) but typically I find that is true when I compare my standard and L pictures.
It is sharp though, some say too sharp for portraits.
ursula sigma does a 70mm macro which does full frame and crop!!
note though the price is in $nz!
I went ahead and picked up the stand 100mm F2.8 Canon lens. If I end up doing a lot of this, I'll consider the L later. Thanks everyone for the input
what is better? the 100mm or the 60mm? :)
well, I haven't done it yet myself, but when I asked all the photogs over at POTN, they swear by the 100mm so I went with their recommend.