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Title: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tianxiaozhang on July 03, 2011, 11:32:52 AM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/tianxiaozhang/5397635229 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tianxiaozhang/5397635229)

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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Ghostdive on July 03, 2011, 12:20:11 PM
Exaclty what I want so see from this lens. I'll use it as a "normal" 100mm lens too, not only as macro
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tianxiaozhang on July 06, 2011, 05:22:59 PM
Sort of a product shot..


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5115/5904921542_5d8c30a762_z.jpg) (http://"http://www.flickr.com/photos/tianxiaozhang/5904921542/")
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on July 06, 2011, 05:48:20 PM
Looking thru my 100L images in Lightroom, almost all are closeups.  i did find one portrait that was used for a Craigslist sale listinng though :-)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Photography/100mm-L/i-CpBnVc2/0/XL/IMG2275-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 06, 2011, 09:49:34 PM
Exaclty what I want so see from this lens. I'll use it as a "normal" 100mm lens too, not only as macro

For non-macro use, the focus limiter helps (else focus might end up hunting from 1:1 to infinity and back, and that's a long traverse).  Also, I've found that my 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS seems to hunt for focus a bit more in low light than other f/2.8 lenses. 

It does a very nice job as a portrait lens.  Here's one example:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4780808084_71d4eac7f2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4780808084/in/set-72157624462568231/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/160 s, f/5.6, ISO 320
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dr croubie on July 07, 2011, 12:30:15 AM
I spent half an hour this morning hunting bees in flowers in my backyard, 70-300L on a bunch of extension tubes. MF only, stupidly low DOF, handheld, only thing useful was the IS, those bees move fast and you have to be lightning quick to find, follow, frame, focus before it moves to the next flower.

sigh.

damn i want the 100L, would make my life so much easier...


ps, Tian, i love that apple-globe. Extra points if you managed to bite it that way rather than use a knife. (did you put the mid-Atlantic ridge there on purpose? not in exactly the right spot, but extra points anyway)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: kirillica on July 07, 2011, 06:24:34 AM
What I like the most in 100L is resolution. Check this 1:1 crop:

(http://pics.livejournal.com/el_kirillica/pic/0004w5s9)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 07, 2011, 11:17:56 AM
What I like the most in 100L is resolution.

The 100L's center resolution is very good, but there are some lenses that outresolve the 100L, and many lenses that outresolve the 100L at the edges.  At f/5.6-f/8, even the cheap nifty-fifty (50mm f/1.8 II) outresolves the 100L across the whole frame.

But if you mean resolution in actual spatial terms, i.e. the ability to resolve spatial details of real world objects, then yes, the 100L is great for that.  Then again, if you like the detail in shots at 1:1 magnification, try going up to 5:1 magnification with the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro (example images here (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,447.0.html)). 
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: skitron on July 07, 2011, 12:22:58 PM
The 100L's center resolution is very good, but there are some lenses that outresolve the 100L, and many lenses that outresolve the 100L at the edges.  At f/5.6-f/8, even the cheap nifty-fifty (50mm f/1.8 II) outresolves the 100L across the whole frame.

Not saying I disagree, but where are you finding data for this? If there is a site that has it for various lenses I'd like to get a link for reference.  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 07, 2011, 12:26:07 PM
where are you finding data for this? If there is a site that has it for various lenses I'd like to get a link for reference.

Photozone.de (http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff).
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: kirillica on July 10, 2011, 04:08:45 AM
What I like the most in 100L is resolution.

The 100L's center resolution is very good, but there are some lenses that outresolve the 100L, and many lenses that outresolve the 100L at the edges.  At f/5.6-f/8, even the cheap nifty-fifty (50mm f/1.8 II) outresolves the 100L across the whole frame.

But if you mean resolution in actual spatial terms, i.e. the ability to resolve spatial details of real world objects, then yes, the 100L is great for that.  Then again, if you like the detail in shots at 1:1 magnification, try going up to 5:1 magnification with the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro (example images here (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,447.0.html)).
Yes, I mean resolution of details. I love close-ups taken with 100L. But I don't need macros greater than 1:1, so no need in MP-E lens. I mainly do studio shots and tried different lenses before choosing 100L. At F8+ it gives sharper results than 24-70, 24-105, 70-200F4 (have not tried F2.8 yet) and others. My practice shows that 50 F1.4 is more-less close to that, that's why it's the second lens I normally use there.

And one more thing: graphs are good, but personal impression/knowledge has much bigger value (to me) :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on July 10, 2011, 11:28:46 AM
Yes, I mean resolution of details. I love close-ups taken with 100L. But I don't need macros greater than 1:1, so no need in MP-E lens. I mainly do studio shots and tried different lenses before choosing 100L. At F8+ it gives sharper results than 24-70, 24-105, 70-200F4 (have not tried F2.8 yet) and others. My practice shows that 50 F1.4 is more-less close to that, that's why it's the second lens I normally use there.

And one more thing: graphs are good, but personal impression/knowledge has much bigger value (to me) :)

A macro lens is optimized for close photos, and will outperform most ordinary lenses at MFD.

However, at longer distances, it begins to lose its edge.  The older non L 100mm macro was slightly sharper, but it did not have the wonderful IS, and I found it difficult to use in the field when compared to the "L".

That wonderful IS compensated for my admittedly sloppy practices, which makes it appear to be sharper, when, in fact, it is not.

For studio photography on a tripod, IS isn't needed, so you could gain sharpness and save money with the 100mm f/2.8 macro usm.

100mmL handheld:
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Flowers-and-Parks-in/Miniature-Rose-Handheld-1-10/785689519_7AmLV-XL-2.jpg)

24-105mm L Handheld and cropped

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Flowers-and-Parks-in/i-njGLsDN/0/X2/manitou-park-6-2009-73-of-143-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: kirillica on July 10, 2011, 12:35:09 PM
Mt Spokane Photography,

I was trying ordinary 100mm to and found 100L a bit sharper + I don't use tripod (I like moving :) ) + "L" letter is not for beauty reasons as all we know, so I can get 1:1 crops like this:
(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/8287/unled1oa.jpg)

 + I have 50F1.4 in other cases I don't need 100L
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on July 10, 2011, 04:14:09 PM
Mt Spokane Photography,

I was trying ordinary 100mm to and found 100L a bit sharper + I don't use tripod (I like moving :) ) + "L" letter is not for beauty reasons as all we know, so I can get 1:1 crops like this:
(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/8287/unled1oa.jpg)

 + I have 50F1.4 in other cases I don't need 100L

The same issue I had.  Up until the 100mm L, handheld closeup shots were doomed to a lesser quality, they might be good, but they did not show what the lens was capable of doing.  The only proper way to get the best of the 100mm USM was with a tripod.

Comparing a handheld shot with the Non-IS and with the IS will show what the IS can do to overcome movement.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on July 24, 2011, 02:13:24 PM
Still playing with my new 7D / 100mm L combo this morning.  I like this combination, I can get good handheld snapshots.  Not like using a tripod, but OK for 30 second wonders.

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Spring-2011/i-9MBPhtZ/0/X2/untitled-2000-2-X2.jpg)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Spring-2011/i-zfPCrT6/0/X2/untitled-2004-3-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: bycostello on July 25, 2011, 03:48:49 AM
great images...  next lens is going to be the 100mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: LuCoOc on August 30, 2011, 09:09:25 AM
My favourite lens. The close up images are simply stunning. However I also use it as a normal tele lens as well and last April I shot an evening soccer match with it. I think it was the worst combination you could use: a Rebel and a macro lens  ::) Anyway... it did the job and some results turned out nice.

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/207822_214799281870135_100000201958367_971060_4274148_n.jpg)
f2.8 1/160sec iso800

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261916_244636945553035_100000201958367_1161948_3039509_n.jpg)
f3.2 1/60sec iso400 with Speedlite430 II+OC-E3
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Saurus on August 30, 2011, 09:38:26 AM
Yes, great pics indeed.

This was my first prime and I was soooo happy with IQ - until it was stolen, that is  :'(
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: sparda79 on February 20, 2012, 09:58:03 PM
7D + 100L (2 images, stacked)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6907830443_8c0615518e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6907830443/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: DBCdp on February 20, 2012, 10:39:19 PM
I too find it works well in portraits, with a much better result handheld than the non IS version. If you want easy comparisons for sharpness with a very easy to see scale, check out www.slrgear.com (http://www.slrgear.com) I love to use it to see where the sweet spot is for different lenses and what to try and avoid.

Nice work everybody, have fun with it!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: OlAf on March 01, 2012, 12:55:45 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6570305109_f42d0111df_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6570305109_50ff97be4d_o.jpg)
IMG_9461_1200 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43506647@N06/6570305109/#) by -OlAf- (http://www.flickr.com/people/43506647@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: sparda79 on March 05, 2012, 01:59:42 AM
7 stack
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6808721552_2ba09a93f5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6808721552/)
Shield Bug (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6808721552/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: joos on March 29, 2012, 05:12:19 PM
(http://joosphotography.smugmug.com/Flowers/Macro/i-gppBPvr/1/L/Flower3-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: thebowtie on May 16, 2012, 07:03:29 AM
I like 'industrial grunge' photos. This one is the door of a dilapidated vault in the Rookwood Necropolis in Sydney, Australia.
Hand-held - mid afternoon at about 5m distance. I was experimenting with shallow DoF. The focus is on the handle.
Title: Aphids on Honeysuckle - Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on June 21, 2012, 12:51:37 PM
Tons of Aphids.  Our honeysuckle is still not open, but it will start today.  We have had cold and rain clear into the middle of June, so a sunny day is welcome. 
Hummingbirds have been scouring the vine picking aphids off, and have does a really good job, except for this bud, they somehow missed it.
I know you are not supposed to just walk around with a handheld macro lens to shoot tiny creatures using autofocus, but the 100mmL lets me get away with it occasionally, even if the images are not perfect.  The wind was blowing, so this was a bit difficult to get a sharp image, and it was in the shade, so I used a on camera flash rather than setting up a separate flash.
Canon 1D MK IV with 100mmL near mfd   f/16,  1/300 sec, ISO 400.
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/2012/i-ctXQ6DL/0/XL/EMW12376-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rcarca on July 07, 2012, 07:55:27 PM
A few climbing roses:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7523604224_984a52d120_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/7523604224/)
Climbing rose (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/7523604224/#) by RCARCARCA (http://www.flickr.com/people/rcarcarca/), on Flickr

F11.0, 1/160, 7D, AV priority, ISO 200

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7523602500_5d5f096d0f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/7523602500/)
Climbing rose (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/7523602500/#) by RCARCARCA (http://www.flickr.com/people/rcarcarca/), on Flickr

F5.0, 1/1250, 7D, AV priority, ISO 200

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7523598604_d586a877ae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/7523598604/)
Climbing rose (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcarcarca/7523598604/#) by RCARCARCA (http://www.flickr.com/people/rcarcarca/), on Flickr

F2.8, 1/1250, 7D, AV priority, ISO 200

Richard

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 02, 2012, 02:53:52 PM
"Watercolors"

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8148093388_08fc3903cf_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/8148093388/in/set-72157624617261134/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/100 s, f/5.6, ISO 200
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: drjlo on November 02, 2012, 03:33:41 PM
Autumn

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8196/8145991241_eabfc16754_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/8145991241/)
Autumn Colour (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/8145991241/#) by drjlo1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/drjlo1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: caMARYnon on November 02, 2012, 04:03:52 PM
"Watercolors"
really beautiful colors
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: gilmorephoto on November 02, 2012, 04:32:02 PM
This is getting me excited for next week.  Come to Papa, 100mm f/2.8L!!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: JR on November 02, 2012, 04:37:48 PM
"Watercolors"

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8148093388_08fc3903cf_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/8148093388/in/set-72157624617261134/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/100 s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Beautiful picture Neuro...well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: HoneyBadger on November 02, 2012, 06:57:28 PM
Love this lens. This is from a handheld shot with no processing.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8194/8149004278_f264fac3d7_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: phixional ninja on November 02, 2012, 07:15:30 PM
This lens is definitely on my camera more than any other.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8148928956_d8ab393b70.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phixional_ninja/8148928956/in/photostream/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, 100mm f/2.8L, 1/30s, f/10.0, ISO 400

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8149027396_6c1507eedb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phixional_ninja/8149027396/in/photostream/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, 100mm f/2.8L, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 400

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/8041519414_7598342fc5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phixional_ninja/8041519414/in/photostream/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, 100mm f/2.8L, 1/1000s, f/9.0, ISO 400
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Greatland on November 02, 2012, 08:23:24 PM
Love the first one!  I would be stunning on polished aluminum by the way!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 02, 2012, 09:10:07 PM
Love this lens. This is from a handheld shot with no processing.
Lovely! What were your settings and how far we're you from the flower?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 02, 2012, 09:14:48 PM
"Watercolors"

EOS 1D X, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/100 s, f/5.6, ISO 200
Lovely shot neuro! Absolutely wonderful. Is this some place you go to often or did you stumble upon it?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: miah on November 02, 2012, 09:25:45 PM
These beautiful examples about convince me that I need this lens; I'm currently using my 70-300 DO with a close-up filter for only semi-acceptable macro work (but hey, it has kept me from lugging around a dedicated macro lens). But before I rush out to buy one, I have a question. As I understand it, a 100mm macro lens, at 1:1, has about a 6 inch working distance to subject. Canon's 180mm macro lens has about 12 inches of working distance and is frequently cited as better for use with skittish bugs, and the like. But the bugs I know are just as skittish at 12 inches as they are at 6 inches! Too, the 180 is heavier, bulkier and substantially more expensive. My 70-300 with close-up lens has a relaxed, 3-foot working distance. Can anyone with experience with or who has researched both the 100 and 180 offer any advice?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: wopbv4 on November 02, 2012, 09:27:54 PM
EOS 1D X, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/400 s, f/14, ISO 320

Yes, we do have a lot of light in Oz
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 02, 2012, 09:32:08 PM
"Watercolors"

EOS 1D X, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/100 s, f/5.6, ISO 200
Lovely shot neuro! Absolutely wonderful. Is this some place you go to often or did you stumble upon it?

Thanks!  It's an Audubon preserve near where I live, but I stumbled on it in terms of timing.   :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Kumakun on November 02, 2012, 11:32:01 PM
Yay!  My 100 mm f2.8l macro is just arrived.  Hopefully have a chance to get shooting with it tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 03, 2012, 12:20:07 AM
"Watercolors"

EOS 1D X, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/100 s, f/5.6, ISO 200
Lovely shot neuro! Absolutely wonderful. Is this some place you go to often or did you stumble upon it?

Thanks!  It's an Audubon preserve near where I live, but I stumbled on it in terms of timing.   :)
Was it around 11 am or 2 pm? The lighting is perfect.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: HoneyBadger on November 03, 2012, 01:47:08 AM
@ RPT.
Thanks.
My settings were f/10, 1/100 shutter, manual focus.
I was probably about 7-8 inches away. I tend to just manual focus all the way down to the closest setting and move the camera to get the focus. I only took 2 shots and both came out beautiful.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 03, 2012, 05:26:13 AM
@ RPT.
Thanks.
My settings were f/10, 1/100 shutter, manual focus.
I was probably about 7-8 inches away. I tend to just manual focus all the way down to the closest setting and move the camera to get the focus. I only took 2 shots and both came out beautiful.
Thanks. I just got my 100L macro. Have just finished doing the AFMA and took a few shots. It is fantastic! Now I need macro rings and a macro rail. Boy this is a never ending money drain ;).
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 03, 2012, 08:10:18 AM
Was it around 11 am or 2 pm? The lighting is perfect.

Good call - 2:30p.

Enjoy your new lens!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 03, 2012, 08:30:07 AM
Was it around 11 am or 2 pm? The lighting is perfect.

Good call - 2:30p.

Enjoy your new lens!!
Oh, I already am :)
AFMA done, I was testing it out taking pics of tiny bouganvilla flowers that were about 8 to 10 mm wide. When I checked the photos, there were these tiny six legged things and there was some cobweb yarn too. So I went back to look and found that they were about 1 to 1.5 mm in size! I'll post them this weekend.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: florianbieler.de on November 03, 2012, 05:43:50 PM
Some non-macro shots with my 5D Mark III. It's easily my favourite allround portrait lens.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8056/8136078736_eda0ec99fd_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8050/8131313349_e6c3f6ecd9_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8112855072_c188a57167_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8109249802_62493a5669_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on November 11, 2012, 05:44:07 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/8000709053_653fd0a6ef_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8000709053/)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8000709053/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/8000727398_27c7c34d78_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8000727398/)
Atomic connection, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8000727398/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/8000729304_0826092e78_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8000729304/)
First take off, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8000729304/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Jesse on November 11, 2012, 04:15:03 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8109249802_62493a5669_b.jpg)
[/quote]

Was this done in photoshop or in camera (is it even possible to do in camera)?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tim on November 11, 2012, 06:02:04 PM
Phixional, the lighting in your macro shots is very nice.  Are you using a reflector?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Zett on November 12, 2012, 02:46:31 PM
(http://www.pictu.cz/?di=2MIF)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on November 15, 2012, 01:31:37 PM
Handheld with my 5D2:

(http://i.imgur.com/tFi2b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/w4r9I.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 15, 2012, 01:43:34 PM
Handheld with my 5D2:
Lovely! I find cog wheels engaging. No pun intended.
The engraving in the second picture is great.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ions on November 17, 2012, 02:48:39 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8173466673_fe8d35fa75.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/8173466673/)
Ferguson the Cat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/8173466673/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 18, 2012, 07:40:14 AM
I love this lens! This is a fantastic lens.

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8522/rpt6659.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/rpt6659.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/rpt6659.jpg/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/rpt6659.jpg/)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8703/rpt6681.jpg) (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/rpt6681.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/rpt6681.jpg/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/rpt6681.jpg/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: violistix on November 18, 2012, 10:01:34 AM
My favourite lens..
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: florianbieler.de on November 19, 2012, 01:49:54 PM
Still a great portrait lens. 1/6s handheld, that IS is awesome!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 19, 2012, 03:46:49 PM
This lens is a sweetheart.  I use it probably 50/50 between macro/close focus and portraiture/event work.  It is a very flexible tool with a truly great IS system.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8041/7991534797_6497968247.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/7991534797/)
Autumn Diamonds (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/7991534797/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 20, 2012, 08:10:00 AM
The ability to handhold this lens, even for macro is impressive.  I took this shot yesterday at a shutter speed of 1/40th:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8481/8203110130_078f0cfb9b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8203110130/)
Stay Frosty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8203110130/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: skitron on December 13, 2012, 10:16:09 AM
50D, 100L snapshot followed by 5D2 100L snapshot:

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ions on December 24, 2012, 01:40:51 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8504/8303547447_9bef1f338b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/8303547447/)
Christmas Bear (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/8303547447/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: R1-7D on January 09, 2013, 10:01:28 PM
Got this lens for Christmas! It's absolutely incredible.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8362698151_00a0b11111_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362698151/)
E88A8361 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362698151/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8364/8363762794_01e36e1ec3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8363762794/)
E88A8363 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8363762794/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8362699885_3c4f6d8a64_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362699885/)
E88A8347 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362699885/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8362696609_ac61d0cfc9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362696609/)
E88A8366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362696609/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8362694753_0f109e37de_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362694753/)
E88A8403 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8362694753/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: CanonGirl on January 09, 2013, 11:25:29 PM
Some pictures taken with a Canon 5D Mark III & the 100mm f2.8L IS macro lens.  :-)

(http://www.leealani.com/Nature/Animal-Kingdom/i-Jgf2qzR/0/M/20130106%20Safari%20Park%20Canon%20EOS%205D%20Mark%20III%20EF100mm%20f-2.8L%20Macro%20IS%20USM%2000001-M.jpg) (http://www.leealani.com/Nature/Animal-Kingdom/22096133_HkKvnF#!i=2308636909&k=Jgf2qzR&lb=1&s=A)

(http://www.leealani.com/Nature/Nature/i-dRz4Jf9/0/M/20130106%20Safari%20Park%20Canon%20EOS%205D%20Mark%20III%20EF100mm%20f-2.8L%20Macro%20IS%20USM%2000056-2151-M.jpg) (http://www.leealani.com/Nature/Nature/22037736_XNSLfw#!i=2308647275&k=dRz4Jf9&lb=1&s=A)

(http://www.leealani.com/Travel/North-America/Californication/i-VQ8Wx6B/0/M/20130106%20Safari%20Park%20Canon%20EOS%205D%20Mark%20III%20EF100mm%20f-2.8L%20Macro%20IS%20USM%2000031-2149-M.jpg) (http://www.leealani.com/Travel/North-America/Californication/22104943_NTGpTV#!i=2308634620&k=VQ8Wx6B&lb=1&s=A)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on January 31, 2013, 02:28:57 PM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8433698358_e3fd6b2488_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8433698358/)
Reflected, Photographer Emil Lundström (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8433698358/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: florianbieler.de on February 03, 2013, 04:07:46 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8364/8438111190_f8e690911c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8438111190/in/photostream/lightbox/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8433369666_5c420fe54c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8433369666/in/photostream/lightbox/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8430455446_45f34469f5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8430455446/in/photostream/lightbox/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8423130093_2e3440b100.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8423130093/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: florianbieler.de on February 23, 2013, 03:16:34 PM
I mainly use the 135L now for portrait work but when it's a cold and wet weather like today, I pull out that weather isolated 100L and are also satisfied  ;D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8500039477_f16da00a04.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8500039477/)
Linda VIII (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8500039477/#) von Florian Bieler (http://www.flickr.com/people/florianbieler/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 23, 2013, 08:25:16 PM
I mainly use the 135L now for portrait work but when it's a cold and wet weather like today, I pull out that weather isolated 100L and are also satisfied  ;D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8500039477_f16da00a04.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8500039477/)
Linda VIII (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8500039477/#) von Florian Bieler (http://www.flickr.com/people/florianbieler/) auf Flickr

Two things - first, I don't think that the 100L has more weather sealing than the 135L but 2) I certainly can't argue with the result you got in this portrait.  Gorgeous!  I added you as a contact on Flickr.  I like using both of these lenses for portrait work as well, depending on how much operating room I have.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Plamen on February 23, 2013, 10:39:05 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8501503361_4651a5045f_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: florianbieler.de on February 24, 2013, 01:57:34 AM

Two things - first, I don't think that the 100L has more weather sealing than the 135L

Well then think again, the 100L is dust and water isolated while the 135L is not. So I would rather let it come down to it! It's clearly stated in the specsheets on Canon's official german website, strangely not on their english one, but just go ahead and google 100mm weather isolated and 135mm weather isolated.

Btw you can check your lens for weather sealing if you just look at the mount of it, when it has that small rubber ring around the mount it's isolated. I just compared my 135 and 100 and guess what I found...  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 24, 2013, 08:45:25 AM

Two things - first, I don't think that the 100L has more weather sealing than the 135L

Well then think again, the 100L is dust and water isolated while the 135L is not. So I would rather let it come down to it! It's clearly stated in the specsheets on Canon's official german website, strangely not on their english one, but just go ahead and google 100mm weather isolated and 135mm weather isolated.

Btw you can check your lens for weather sealing if you just look at the mount of it, when it has that small rubber ring around the mount it's isolated. I just compared my 135 and 100 and guess what I found...  ;D

You know what - I was sure there was a rubber gasket on the 135L, but I just checked mine and...no...there is not.  I was wrong....imagine that  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 24, 2013, 03:02:15 PM
I love this lens, but it seems to me that it is optimized for closer range.  I don't find that it resolves like my 135L wide open in the 25-50 foot range.  The 100L is deadly up close, and makes a nice multipurpose prime stopped down a bit at distance, but I do find that I am somewhat underwhelmed at the detail wide open in the medium distance range. 

And yes, I have done the AFMA on my copy.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 24, 2013, 04:50:11 PM
P.S. - It is almost like a I need a second AFMA for medium range.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Plamen on February 24, 2013, 05:13:38 PM
I love this lens, but it seems to me that it is optimized for closer range.  I don't find that it resolves like my 135L wide open in the 25-50 foot range.  The 100L is deadly up close, and makes a nice multipurpose prime stopped down a bit at distance, but I do find that I am somewhat underwhelmed at the detail wide open in the medium distance range. 

And yes, I have done the AFMA on my copy.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

My 135L is slightly better at f/2.8 (and much better at f/2  :) ) but it is a slight difference only. I just tested them outside - it is a cold but sunny day here - and I am satisfied with my 100L.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: skitron on February 24, 2013, 10:26:23 PM
P.S. - It is almost like a I need a second AFMA for medium range.

I've had fits with mine. The symptoms are you think you have AFMA set and you cannot get consistently sharp shots as telephoto. In fact they're rarely sharp and usually just enough off to be not quite right, with no zone of sharp focus (i.e. not a case where it just back or front focused). But interestingly it is not as much a problem using it as a macro. And when a tele shot works right, it has amazing IQ.

I finally isolated a 100% repeatable and quantifiable issue in testing. How I tested was setup tripod and test target, tether to EOS Utility, magnify 200% in EOS Utility. Then increment the focus single steps via the ">" and "<" buttons.

What I saw with my copy was that when changing the direction of focus (i.e. several ">" clicks and then a single "<" click or visa versa) the focus would change what looks like about 20 single clicks worth of going only a single direction. And not only that, the image would actually shift in the viewer frame. So something in the mechanical focus mechanism has some slop/play in it.

BTW, IS on/off doesn't make any difference in my case and I tested a friend's copy the same way and it did not exhibit this issue.

I sent it to Canon and paid over $200 and it came back the same way. I complained to them and did a video screen grab of the EOS Utility session and sent it back to them again. It should be here Tuesday and this time they took alot longer, so hopefully fixed this time.

I'll post more later this week...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 25, 2013, 07:56:20 AM
P.S. - It is almost like a I need a second AFMA for medium range.

I've had fits with mine. The symptoms are you think you have AFMA set and you cannot get consistently sharp shots as telephoto. In fact they're rarely sharp and usually just enough off to be not quite right, with no zone of sharp focus (i.e. not a case where it just back or front focused). But interestingly it is not as much a problem using it as a macro. And when a tele shot works right, it has amazing IQ.

I finally isolated a 100% repeatable and quantifiable issue in testing. How I tested was setup tripod and test target, tether to EOS Utility, magnify 200% in EOS Utility. Then increment the focus single steps via the ">" and "<" buttons.

What I saw with my copy was that when changing the direction of focus (i.e. several ">" clicks and then a single "<" click or visa versa) the focus would change what looks like about 20 single clicks worth of going only a single direction. And not only that, the image would actually shift in the viewer frame. So something in the mechanical focus mechanism has some slop/play in it.

BTW, IS on/off doesn't make any difference in my case and I tested a friend's copy the same way and it did not exhibit this issue.

I sent it to Canon and paid over $200 and it came back the same way. I complained to them and did a video screen grab of the EOS Utility session and sent it back to them again. It should be here Tuesday and this time they took alot longer, so hopefully fixed this time.

I'll post more later this week...

Interesting. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: florianbieler.de on February 26, 2013, 12:23:25 PM
The rest of the last series...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/8510890788_503103430d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8510890788/)
Linda X (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8510890788/#) von Florian Bieler (http://www.flickr.com/people/florianbieler/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8372/8506843419_dca2caac55.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8506843419/)
Linda IX (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8506843419/#) von Florian Bieler (http://www.flickr.com/people/florianbieler/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8524/8502365775_62afd5bf49.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8502365775/)
Free at last (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianbieler/8502365775/#) von Florian Bieler (http://www.flickr.com/people/florianbieler/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: skitron on February 26, 2013, 04:01:08 PM
I'll post more later this week...

Interesting. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Got the lens back, Canon claims they could not duplicate what I illustrated on the screen capture video when they (supposedly) tried it themselves. Funny, it still does it here just like it did before... And they go on to say "it performs as it should". So this one is outta here and all I can say is my experience with Sigma repair was light years better than my experience with Canon...

The bozos at Canon repair can't even do their customer survey right. They email it before I even get the lens back and now that I have the lens, the survey link is expired. But then, maybe they have a reason for doing it that way and they don't want their bosses to know the truth what a customer thinks about them?

Never again do I send them something out of warranty. They just take your money and give it back the same condition you sent it in. Which is sad, it is a great lens when it works.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tomscott on February 26, 2013, 04:48:04 PM
5DMKIII 12,800ISO, 100mm L

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8509390053_0c6185ca5d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8509390053/)
BMW F30 3 Series interior, iDrive screen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8509390053/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8510504586_21d594647b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8510504586/)
BMW F30 3 Series interior, multifunction steering wheel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8510504586/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8510510402_74719fcff6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8510510402/)
BMW F30 3 Series interior, centre console climate control (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8510510402/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8509407129_14cd23ae60_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8509407129/)
BMW F30 3 Series interior, light console (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8509407129/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8510521396_6253dfde8d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8510521396/)
BMW F30 3 Series interior (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8510521396/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Schultzie on February 26, 2013, 04:59:05 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8503706421_6465c3658b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8503706421/)
Without petals (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8503706421/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8509324048_f6c54715ce.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8509324048/)
Hair - HMM! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8509324048/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on February 26, 2013, 09:17:21 PM
And the Andromeda Galaxy..... not just for things small and/or close.....
Wow! That is cool! On the iPad I can't see the Exif. I'll look at it later. Really curious about the settings. It looks very crisp.

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: THX723 on February 26, 2013, 09:55:06 PM
And the Andromeda Galaxy..... not just for things small and/or close.....
Wow! That is cool! On the iPad I can't see the Exif. I'll look at it later. Really curious about the settings. It looks very crisp.
Yeah I'm a little confused. EFIX reads ...

30 seconds, f/5.6, ISO1600 (via EOS 60D), 400mm (via 120-400mm)
... which I presume is the EF70-200 @f/2.8 + 2X TC

Surely the EXIF info is amiss. Apart from the wrong lens for the discussion, there isn't remotely enough exposure time for that outcome.  :-X
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Don Haines on February 27, 2013, 06:23:46 AM
And the Andromeda Galaxy..... not just for things small and/or close.....
Wow! That is cool! On the iPad I can't see the Exif. I'll look at it later. Really curious about the settings. It looks very crisp.
Yeah I'm a little confused. EFIX reads ...

30 seconds, f/5.6, ISO1600 (via EOS 60D), 400mm (via 120-400mm)
... which I presume is the EF70-200 @f/2.8 + 2X TC

Surely the EXIF info is amiss. Apart from the wrong lens for the discussion, there isn't remotely enough exposure time for that outcome.  :-X

Exif is wrong, (was 30 seconds), but rest is wrong... was 400 5.6 lens shot at 5.6, 1.4 teleconverter, 5D2, ISO 3200 .... posted wrong image. I will remove post and image and stick the right one on tonight when I get home.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Don Haines on February 27, 2013, 08:14:42 AM
Most inappropriate use of macro lens.... instead of something very small or very close, something very big and very far.

The andromeda galaxy.... The image is unedited from the camera jpg, with the exception of cropping to the center 50% to meet website guidelines. The shot was taken an a very clear night, handheld (with the help of a tree for bracing) with a 60D, F2.8, ISO3200, 10.4 second exposure, no image stabilization, manual focus, and no flash :). All image settings were neutral or camera default.

Normally I can not spot andromeda with the naked eye but this night was so clear that it was easy.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TommyLee on February 27, 2013, 10:04:16 AM
this lens and the 14L are ALMOST all I need (and a camera body) ... maybe the Sigma 35

I was thrilled when they added I.S. 
same sharpness as the old one..... but now a bit more flex ...

don't use a tripod at all...not even with the old one
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: awinphoto on February 27, 2013, 12:34:55 PM
A recent photo session with the lens...  great lens
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: cid on April 04, 2013, 12:03:03 PM
Some of bit unusual uses of this excellent lens, shot handheld (I had no room for tripod) stitched from 3 to 7 exposures. For whole trip it almost didn't go off my camera.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8600403423_baa8a399c8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8600403423/)
the alps V (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8600403423/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8569730876_4f3bc16f3e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8569730876/)
the alps II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8569730876/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8562939114_bb7e81fc5a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8562939114/)
austrian alps I (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8562939114/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

I love this lens
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ncsa on April 10, 2013, 08:26:32 AM
f3.5
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8541/8624176278_2420acf903_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncsabkk/8624176278/)
green (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncsabkk/8624176278/#) by ncsabkk (http://www.flickr.com/people/ncsabkk/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 10, 2013, 09:18:09 AM
A recent photo session with the lens...  great lens

I just LOVE when you click zoom in LR with a photo from a great lens and that perfect sharpness pops up.  What a great feeling!  This shot definitely has that zing!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Tom Surak on April 12, 2013, 09:41:31 PM
I just purchased this lens last week and can't believe how sharp it is! What a amazing lens! Here is a picture I took with it last weekend of a painted turtle in a wildlife refuge I was hiking in.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on April 15, 2013, 09:25:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QK2unya.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on April 15, 2013, 11:28:50 PM
All I can say is WOW! What amazing photos :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: marinien on April 16, 2013, 12:26:24 PM
Not a macro/close-up photo  ;). This one was taken last sunday. The big buggy (hpi-racing, 1m long) was driven by my friend.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: andersde on April 23, 2013, 02:39:34 PM

Went to the zoo recently with only this lens.   I'm amazed at the detail it maintains even when heavily cropped.  This chap was miles away!  Cropped heavily and then up-scaled slightly in PP.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8667481773_181dc299d2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersde/8667481773/)
Young Gorilla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersde/8667481773/#) by andersde (http://www.flickr.com/people/andersde/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on April 25, 2013, 07:34:40 AM
Pictures of a Sigma 50mm f/1.4
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8680800244_ff650ec770_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8680800244/)
Bend of sight, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8680800244/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8679689865_76262677c9_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8679689865/)
Clean Sight, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8679689865/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8266/8679689253_3248349228_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8679689253/)
Milky Way, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8679689253/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: K-amps on April 25, 2013, 10:13:11 AM
I just purchased this lens last week and can't believe how sharp it is! What a amazing lens! Here is a picture I took with it last weekend of a painted turtle in a wildlife refuge I was hiking in.

Glad you know your Turtles... for if it were a snapping Turtle, it would have showed your 100mm, how sharp "it" is.  :P
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 28, 2013, 08:00:43 AM
Spring's here - the 100L starts getting more use this time of year for me... (This whole bluebell plant is less than 3 inches [5cm] tall).  This is wide open and handheld

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/8687871825_b9f558c012.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8687871825/)
Baby Bluebell (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8687871825/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on May 01, 2013, 09:31:46 PM
Magnolias in bloom

(http://i.imgur.com/gSxM5Oc.jpg)

100% crop
(http://i.imgur.com/cBhZvQ4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N2yxzWP.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 02, 2013, 08:53:43 AM
Magnolias in bloom

(http://i.imgur.com/gSxM5Oc.jpg)


Love the color of the bokeh area in that first photo.  Lovely
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tomscott on May 02, 2013, 10:25:34 AM
I use mine for food....

Few recent shots

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8619151424_07e0710d83_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151424/)
Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151424/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8253/8619151514_8dd6a093e7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151514/)
Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151514/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8619151700_bf10abc2b0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151700/)
Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151700/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8387/8574794999_26a9bd4439_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8574794999/)
Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu dessert, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8574794999/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on May 02, 2013, 11:08:42 AM
I use mine for food....

Few recent shots

Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151424/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151514/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8619151700/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

Foundry-34 spring/summer new menu dessert, Penrith Cumbria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/8574794999/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr
Lovely pictures! The problem is now I am feeling hungry!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Deva on May 02, 2013, 11:18:18 AM
I have the non-L 100mm myself, bought many years ago before the 'L' was available. Does anyone who has upgraded from the 'non-L' to the 'L' have a view whether they can see a material difference in image quality? These are some of the flowers in our garden, taken today.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: privatebydesign on May 02, 2013, 11:28:51 AM
I have the non-L 100mm myself, bought many years ago before the 'L' was available. Does anyone who has upgraded from the 'non-L' to the 'L' have a view whether they can see a material difference in image quality? These are some of the flowers in our garden, taken today.

I have used both and own the L, there is zero material difference in image quality, the only way to tell the difference in some images is by the bokeh, it is much smoother with the L due to the different shaped aperture blades. In your images 1 and 3 would look indistinguishable with both lenses, but image 2 would look slightly different in the background.

Unless bokeh is a major concern IQ is not the reason to "upgrade", however the other niceties might be; bokeh, IS, internal focusing (lens stays the same length) (my mistake, they both have internal focusing), weather sealing etc were enough for me to get the L.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: veraphoto on May 02, 2013, 12:09:30 PM
Hats off to Neuro for "Watercolors". Awesome image.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on May 02, 2013, 12:48:22 PM
the other niceties might be; bokeh, IS, internal focusing (lens stays the same length), weather sealing etc were enough for me to get the L.
I'm pretty sure the non-L focuses internally as well.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Schultzie on May 02, 2013, 12:49:49 PM
I took these recently at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia.  They are from the 15' bubble chamber that's on display.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/8690557986_eeb59e7303_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8690557986/)
Relic of the past (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8690557986/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/8690558420_05f6d805e0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8690558420/)
Three ladies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8690558420/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: privatebydesign on May 02, 2013, 12:54:38 PM
the other niceties might be; bokeh, IS, internal focusing (lens stays the same length), weather sealing etc were enough for me to get the L.
I'm pretty sure the non-L focuses internally as well.

You are correct and I was wrong, I have edited my earlier post.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on May 03, 2013, 05:04:50 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8409/8704454118_e722ca34fd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8704454118/)
Berry, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8704454118/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8704451850_2d31bdd7a0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8704451850/)
Dove, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8704451850/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8279/8704452492_767d794419_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8704452492/)
Danush, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8704452492/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Q8-MC on May 03, 2013, 09:12:56 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8551566756_7bc45388f5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/q8-mc/8551566756/)
Bee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/q8-mc/8551566756/#) by q8-mc (http://www.flickr.com/people/q8-mc/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on May 03, 2013, 09:41:29 AM
A little in-camera multiple exposure.

(http://i.imgur.com/JPJO9x6.jpg)

One shot ISO 1600, f/11, 30 seconds for the night sights.  One shot 1/200, f/11 with flash (can't remember the power off the top of my head) for the rest.  Just a bit of standard adjustments in LR, contrast, NR, sharpness, plus de-saturation of blues as my backdrop can sometimes turn a bit blue under flash lighting.

I'm sure I could have done this with one long exposure + flash but I had never used the multiple exposure feature of my 5D3 and wanted to play with it a bit
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on May 05, 2013, 12:57:39 AM
One more in the same vein.  10 sec. exposure (obviously!) and second curtain sync.

(http://i.imgur.com/oKvfbJn.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on May 05, 2013, 01:08:31 AM
One more in the same vein.  10 sec. exposure (obviously!) and second curtain sync.

(http://i.imgur.com/oKvfbJn.jpg)

That really looks cool! :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on May 05, 2013, 07:15:01 AM
One more in the same vein.  10 sec. exposure (obviously!) and second curtain sync.

Very nice picture. Cool effect.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 05, 2013, 08:04:54 AM
One more in the same vein.  10 sec. exposure (obviously!) and second curtain sync.


Nicely executed.  Photography done right
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on May 05, 2013, 12:17:06 PM
One more in the same vein.  10 sec. exposure (obviously!) and second curtain sync.


Nicely executed.  Photography done right
Seriously nice! Fantastic!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on May 05, 2013, 08:35:32 PM
One more in the same vein.  10 sec. exposure (obviously!) and second curtain sync.


Nicely executed.  Photography done right
Seriously nice! Fantastic!

Thanks! Initially, I just wanted a straight lume shot with no motion but I accidentally wound the watch while setting it up so the plan changed. It turned out a bit better than I might have hoped because you can actually see the individual beats of the chrono hand.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dolina on May 05, 2013, 09:26:05 PM
At long last and finally! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8712768056_bc7b62dfa3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8712768056/)
DPP 7 - Here we go again! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8712768056/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dolina on May 09, 2013, 03:22:45 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/8722860732_9bd71cf9be_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8722860732/)
DPP 7 - Here we go again! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8722860732/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 09, 2013, 09:20:15 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/8722860732_9bd71cf9be_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8722860732/)
DPP 7 - Here we go again! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8722860732/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Very nice color here!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: castillophotodesign on May 12, 2013, 01:24:45 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/8729871219_5e7ca927cf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8729871219/)
20130512_Heineken_0000-18-Edit.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8729871219/#) by CastilloPhotoDesign (http://www.flickr.com/people/castillophotodesign/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: castillophotodesign on May 12, 2013, 01:25:45 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8597596063_276ffc45a9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8597596063/)
Strawberry Splash (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8597596063/#) by CastilloPhotoDesign (http://www.flickr.com/people/castillophotodesign/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on May 12, 2013, 02:09:20 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/8729871219_df85603a17_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8729871219/)
20130512_Heineken_0000-18-Edit.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8729871219/#) by CastilloPhotoDesign (http://www.flickr.com/people/castillophotodesign/), on Flickr

You're making me thirsty ;D  Nicely done!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on May 12, 2013, 02:10:50 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8597596063_276ffc45a9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8597596063/)
Strawberry Splash (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8597596063/#) by CastilloPhotoDesign (http://www.flickr.com/people/castillophotodesign/), on Flickr

Now I'm hungry too ;D...Beautiful shot 8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: castillophotodesign on May 12, 2013, 02:21:16 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8597596063_276ffc45a9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8597596063/)
Strawberry Splash (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8597596063/#) by CastilloPhotoDesign (http://www.flickr.com/people/castillophotodesign/), on Flickr

Now I'm hungry too ;D...Beautiful shot 8)

Thank you ! :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Kernuak on May 12, 2013, 04:27:10 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8551566756_7bc45388f5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/q8-mc/8551566756/)
Bee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/q8-mc/8551566756/#) by q8-mc (http://www.flickr.com/people/q8-mc/), on Flickr
Just so you know, it's a hoverfly not a bee.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: castillophotodesign on May 12, 2013, 01:30:55 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8731494531_786f9c9465_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8731494531/)
20130512_Heineken_0000-28-Edit-Edit.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castillophotodesign/8731494531/#) by CastilloPhotoDesign (http://www.flickr.com/people/castillophotodesign/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: cid on May 19, 2013, 06:09:29 AM
at the falconry show during medieval festival

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/8753570308_c2f39d9f6a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8753570308/)
tyto alba (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8753570308/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 30, 2013, 08:57:33 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/8890269466_05bbc07c46_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8890269466/)
Vessel of Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8890269466/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on May 30, 2013, 09:54:55 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/8890749850_d7993d5838_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8890749850/)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8890749850/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/8890752498_9ea89a6bcc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8890752498/)
Little fly, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8890752498/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8124/8890753972_bb740942c0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8890753972/)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8890753972/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: hoits on May 31, 2013, 04:41:24 PM
I'm new to shooting macro but so far I'm loving it.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/8898166874_a9ed3631da.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bighoits/8898166874/)
IMG_7895 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bighoits/8898166874/#) by bighoits (http://www.flickr.com/people/bighoits/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/8898164540_1d15acb996.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bighoits/8898164540/)
IMG_7969 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bighoits/8898164540/#) by bighoits (http://www.flickr.com/people/bighoits/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 01, 2013, 11:11:02 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/8913245426_3fcbb563e1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8913245426/)
May in Technicolor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8913245426/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on June 01, 2013, 05:24:38 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/8913245426_3fcbb563e1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8913245426/)
May in Technicolor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8913245426/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Nice!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 01, 2013, 07:14:24 PM


Nice!

Thanks
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tomscott on June 01, 2013, 07:53:20 PM
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Pi on June 01, 2013, 08:04:34 PM
A very good landscape lens  ;)

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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on June 03, 2013, 10:25:13 PM
Millennium Park?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Pi on June 04, 2013, 01:11:04 AM
Millennium Park?

Almost. Going down from the park to the lake.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Gjako on June 04, 2013, 03:45:17 AM
My two cents  :D

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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on June 04, 2013, 04:57:01 AM
Komodo National Park, Indonesia.

5DMK II 100f/2.8 L IS Macro, Shot @ f/22 & 1/60th ISO160

Seacam Housing, 2 x Seacam 150 Strobes.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on June 04, 2013, 05:19:26 AM
Komodo National Park, Indonesia.

5DMK II 100f/2.8 L IS Macro, Shot @ f/22 & 1/60th ISO160

Seacam Housing, 2 x Seacam 150 Strobes.

Fantastic...ROTFL ;D

edit- or maybe could also be Statler and Waldorf, the 2 old men on the Muppets ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on June 04, 2013, 05:51:55 AM
Komodo National Park, Indonesia.

5DMK II 100f/2.8 L IS Macro, Shot @ f/22 & 1/60th ISO160

Seacam Housing, 2 x Seacam 150 Strobes.

Fantastic...ROTFL ;D

edit- or maybe could also be Statler and Waldorf, the 2 old men on the Muppets ;)

Your right, I think it would be difficult to smoke a joint @ 20 metres underwater, even for Cheek & Chong.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: castillophotodesign on June 10, 2013, 10:36:53 PM
Venezuelan Flag Colors with the 100L

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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 14, 2013, 10:31:42 AM
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on June 14, 2013, 10:34:35 AM
Venezuelan Flag Colors with the 100L

Cool  8) I really like your shot.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Tholen on June 14, 2013, 01:12:17 PM
Every time I use it I love it a little bit more.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 16, 2013, 09:33:51 AM
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 18, 2013, 09:08:51 AM
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on June 19, 2013, 01:45:34 PM
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: AndersBorg on June 22, 2013, 05:27:07 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersborgpetersen/6369841603/#in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersborgpetersen/6369841603/#in/photostream/)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersborgpetersen/6369823999/#in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersborgpetersen/6369823999/#in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 24, 2013, 08:58:15 PM
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P.S. - Anders - if you switch from HTML to BBCode in the choices on the Flickr dropdown on your image, it will actually display here, like mine above.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: mwh1964 on June 24, 2013, 09:03:38 PM
Have to consider buying that lens again. Why did I ever sell it? Hmmmm
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 24, 2013, 09:13:32 PM
Have to consider buying that lens again. Why did I ever sell it? Hmmmm

I've been down that road before (not with this lens, but others).  I've owned two copies each of the 24-105L, 70-200 f/4L, and 70-200 f/4L IS, and 35mm f/2.  Ironically, I still don't have any of those lenses in my kit at the moment.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: farhanajahan on June 25, 2013, 01:44:20 PM
I am using 5d iii with this lenses. I want to take more close pictures with this lense, but I don't know how to. too much close makes the picture blurry. check these photos, these are the closest I could take. If anybody could help me ....
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on June 25, 2013, 03:13:40 PM
I am using 5d iii with this lenses. I want to take more close pictures with this lense, but I don't know how to. too much close makes the picture blurry. check these photos, these are the closest I could take. If anybody could help me ....

Take a look at these macro extension tubes.
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Extension-Tube-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0000U1N38/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372187513&sr=8-4&keywords=macro+extension+tube+canon (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Extension-Tube-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0000U1N38/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372187513&sr=8-4&keywords=macro+extension+tube+canon)

http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Macro-Automatic-Extension-Canon/dp/B000U8Y88M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1372187513&sr=8-5&keywords=macro+extension+tube+canon (http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Macro-Automatic-Extension-Canon/dp/B000U8Y88M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1372187513&sr=8-5&keywords=macro+extension+tube+canon)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Trovador on June 25, 2013, 03:55:17 PM
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf)

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns)

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on June 25, 2013, 05:44:23 PM
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf)

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns)

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 26, 2013, 08:19:22 AM
Those samples are definitely not indicative of the image quality at macro distance.  I don't know what the problem is, but I would definitely say the lens has got to be defective.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 26, 2013, 09:21:59 AM
I took this one yesterday evening, wide open, handheld, at very close macro distance. This should be pretty much worse case scenario - but it was a piece of cake for the 100L - so there is no way that the poster above should be getting the results that they are.

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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tomscott on June 26, 2013, 09:59:50 AM
+1 I prefer shooting wide open. Couple I shot wide open handheld in my garden last week.

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Garden Bluebells (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9125465761/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/9125465553_4fd3cbf2e5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9125465553/)
Garden Bluebells (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9125465553/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

This one right place right time. Was shooting this flower and the wasp landed on it, shot a few frames and off it flew. Bright sunlight, to freeze the action and enough depth of field 1/1600sec F9 meant ISO5000!!!!! Straight out of the camera look how useable that is! Its ridiculous. 5DMKIII with 100mm macro L

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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Standard on June 26, 2013, 11:11:04 AM
Some recent examples with the 100L. Handheld. Natural light.

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Flaunt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunghoang/8776390188/#) by Standard Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/dunghoang/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8275/8784475495_ff460402be_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunghoang/8784475495/)
Gloss (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunghoang/8784475495/#) by Standard Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/dunghoang/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/8833421174_8f07257acb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunghoang/8833421174/)
Gleam (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunghoang/8833421174/#) by Standard Deluxe (http://www.flickr.com/people/dunghoang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Trovador on June 26, 2013, 11:22:09 AM
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf)

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns)

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on June 26, 2013, 01:27:29 PM
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf)

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns)

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...
Did you AFMA the lens in macro shooting mode? If the lens works better on another camera then it is not the lens but something to do with the camera...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: skullyspice on June 26, 2013, 01:27:40 PM
Just ordered mine. Upgrading from the 1990 version 100mm macro so I expect a huge improvement in the autofocus at least!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Kernuak on June 26, 2013, 02:04:04 PM
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf)

Both the first two images look very noisy for the MkIII, suggesting the light and possibly the shutterspeed was low. Certainly the third image looks like there may be some motion blur, although the ISO seems to be much lower by the lack of obvious noise. What shutterspeeds and ISO settings were you using and did you have in-camera noise reduction switched on?

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns)

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...
Did you AFMA the lens in macro shooting mode? If the lens works better on another camera then it is not the lens but something to do with the camera...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: farhanajahan on June 30, 2013, 01:59:22 PM
Shutter speed 1/30, ISO 1600 during the sunset time, so kind of low light in my backyard...... . first 2 pictures are noisy because i did more then 30% crop.

Quote from: rpt link=topic=1195.msg283870#msg283870  date=1372196663
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf)

Both the first two images look very noisy for the MkIII, suggesting the light and possibly the shutterspeed was low. Certainly the third image looks like there may be some motion blur, although the ISO seems to be much lower by the lack of obvious noise. What shutterspeeds and ISO settings were you using and did you have in-camera noise reduction switched on?

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns)

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...
Did you AFMA the lens in macro shooting mode? If the lens works better on another camera then it is not the lens but something to do with the camera...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ions on July 10, 2013, 01:41:21 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2861/9064158626_d7ab3d103a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9064158626/)
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: skullyspice on July 11, 2013, 12:52:15 AM
Just got this lens. love it!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: MadHungarian on July 11, 2013, 01:29:12 AM
I love your hamburger more...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Harry Muff on July 11, 2013, 02:07:52 AM
I am using 5d iii with this lenses. I want to take more close pictures with this lense, but I don't know how to. too much close makes the picture blurry. check these photos, these are the closest I could take. If anybody could help me ....


This case has noob written all over it. It looks like he was shooting in near darkness.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: pato on July 11, 2013, 03:57:47 AM
Shutter speed 1/30, ISO 1600 during the sunset time, so kind of low light in my backyard...... . first 2 pictures are noisy because i did more then 30% crop.
Ah ok, that probably explains it. Did you also shoot them in RAW and then in post process not apply any noise reduction?
Was there a little air blowing? Don't forget that it takes only 1-2 mm to get the animal out of focus in such close distances.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: pp77 on July 11, 2013, 04:29:38 AM
7D f2.8 1/15th ISO200, shot handheld after sunset.
Simply love this lens
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Kernuak on July 11, 2013, 06:22:52 AM
Shutter speed 1/30, ISO 1600 during the sunset time, so kind of low light in my backyard...... . first 2 pictures are noisy because i did more then 30% crop.

Quote from: rpt link=topic=1195.msg283870#msg283870  date=1372196663
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf)

Both the first two images look very noisy for the MkIII, suggesting the light and possibly the shutterspeed was low. Certainly the third image looks like there may be some motion blur, although the ISO seems to be much lower by the lack of obvious noise. What shutterspeeds and ISO settings were you using and did you have in-camera noise reduction switched on?

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns (http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns)

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...
Did you AFMA the lens in macro shooting mode? If the lens works better on another camera then it is not the lens but something to do with the camera...
Not sure what happened to the body of my previous message, but if you were handholding at 1/30th, then it will increase the risk of motion blur/camera shake. IS would probably be less effective at macro distance, although I haven't tried it. Also, even if on a tripod, any movement of the subject (such as branches blowing in the breeze) will cause motion blur and it doesn't take much with macros to make a difference. Also, cropping won't increase noise levels (although it might be more obvious in cropped images reduced than uncropped images reduced in size), but under exposure will certainly increase noise levels and any motion blur will make it more obvious, as it will potentially be the sharpest part of the image.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on July 11, 2013, 06:31:29 PM
I love your hamburger more...

Yummy...I'll have one of those, please ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on July 11, 2013, 06:38:27 PM
Haven't used this lens in a long time, so pulled it out and shot these several days ago. 7D, f/9, ISO 400, handheld, ambient light. 1st @1/80s, 2nd @ 1/125s.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on July 11, 2013, 06:40:47 PM
7D f2.8 1/15th ISO200, shot handheld after sunset.
Simply love this lens

Wow...really nice capture, especially with those settings in low light.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: greger on July 12, 2013, 05:23:18 AM
I enjoyed this post and the pics that everyone uploaded. I'm going to use this lens more often. We have a butterly that
has been in our yard a couple of times and I hope to take it's pic next time it's here looking for food.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on July 12, 2013, 11:48:24 AM
I enjoyed this post and the pics that everyone uploaded. I'm going to use this lens more often. We have a butterly that
has been in our yard a couple of times and I hope to take it's pic next time it's here looking for food.
If you can figure where they sleep you will have a very still muse. There is a bush in my garden where some butterflies sleep. When they do, I go nuts clicking pics.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: notapro on July 26, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
Times are hard when you have to turn to cicadas as models.  On the plus side, they don't charge for their time and you don't need a signed model release form.

Both photos were shot hand-held in available light (no flash) at high ISO (1600 for the full body portrait, 3200 for the head shot).
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on July 26, 2013, 09:45:08 PM
Times are hard when you have to turn to cicadas as models.  On the plus side, they don't charge for their time and you don't need a signed model release form.

Both photos were shot hand-held in available light (no flash) at high ISO (1600 for the full body portrait, 3200 for the head shot).

Very nice! I like the 2nd one the most. :)
Is it true they only come out once every 17 years?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: leftnose on July 29, 2013, 10:50:29 PM
Combining two of my hobbies:

(http://i.imgur.com/arXpthW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CQXwxaZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 01, 2013, 08:38:52 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/9413197331_c812f87976_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9413197331/)
Alien Invasion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9413197331/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on August 01, 2013, 08:47:27 AM
Alien Invasion ...

Very nice shot.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 02, 2013, 07:47:35 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/9422631364_d38deda820_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9422631364/)
Petal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9422631364/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 02, 2013, 07:47:54 AM
Alien Invasion ...

Very nice shot.

Thank you
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on August 02, 2013, 11:10:04 AM
Bought this lens about a month ago but it wasn't until last Sunday I got a chance to really use it.  This was using the 5D MK III with the lens shade about 3-4 four inches away from the frog. 

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-28JUL13/i-qtzMpxX/0/X2/C5010-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Aditya on August 03, 2013, 01:24:36 AM
Yeah, this lens rocks. I've been using my 72mm HD2 CPL on it for most of the summer with a step-up ring in order to not need to purchase a 4rth CPL even with the pretty big drawback that hood doesn't fit one at the same time as the larger 72 filter  :-\ .  Still, CPL or not, the lens is super fun to use!

A dude who wrote an article on macro shooting suggested the best place to go for flower shot -- your local nursery. So obvious... and brilliant.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/9421096050_19414fb7fb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421096050/)
Aditya5251.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421096050/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5500/9418320509_0f5e219187.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9418320509/)
Aditya4083.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9418320509/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/9421084162_e2cfd1da85.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421084162/)
Aditya4078.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421084162/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/9418335933_8b7b0d83cf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9418335933/)
Aditya5284.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9418335933/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/9421111990_b049972500.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421111990/)
Aditya5336.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421111990/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/9421133206_313755b707.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421133206/)
Aditya5451.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421133206/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/9421172830_5db56bf4df.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421172830/)
Aditya5661.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421172830/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/9421182772_f7cbd7a076.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421182772/)
Aditya5711.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/9421182772/#) by Aditya.G (http://www.flickr.com/people/aditya-g/), on Flickr

PS, Thanks for the posting tip Dustin!
P.S. - Anders - if you switch from HTML to BBCode in the choices on the Flickr dropdown on your image, it will actually display here, like mine above.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: drjlo on August 03, 2013, 01:51:48 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7449/9411730738_5ffb18a662_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/9411730738/)
EOSD4288a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/9411730738/#) by drjlo1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/drjlo1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: cid on August 19, 2013, 03:42:58 PM
http://500px.com/photo/43652508 (http://500px.com/photo/43652508)
(http://pcdn.500px.net/43652508/07bc23d738f2677f70eb96b5f7318f6c1414d44e/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: skullyspice on August 24, 2013, 08:31:50 PM
Dragonfly
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on August 25, 2013, 03:12:04 AM
So a few weeks back my wife discovered that one of our plants on the terrace had a number of caterpillars. When I say "a number", I mean that the number was significantly larger than the sum total of the fingers, toes and thumbs that the both of us have.

Yes, the plant was being attacked. Leaves were being chewed up - etc.

Fast-forward to the end of the last week. I counted 9 caterpillars on the plant. Ok, to be technically correct, eight caterpillars and one pupa.

Well, I have been taking the tally each morning since, as soon as I wake up, and the count varies. May be I need more sleep. It went as low as five entities and currently I see 6 pupae and one thingie - kind of a dried up outer shell of a caterpillar. That one is anchored to a leaf - so does it count as a pupa? No idea - I am an Electrical Engineer who got into software because he could not become a doctor as these chaps (doctors)  needed to cut up frogs in the ninth grade. Well, that is probably too much information. However, here are the pictures...

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8027/yemu.jpg) (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/yemu.jpg/)

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/1262/cchh.jpg) (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/cchh.jpg/)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5787/h9uk.jpg) (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/h9uk.jpg/)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9541/ie4n.jpg) (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/ie4n.jpg/)

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2283/52fx.jpg) (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/52fx.jpg/)

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/396/2uxv.jpg) (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/2uxv.jpg/)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9131/wqpz.jpg) (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/wqpz.jpg/)

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: RAKAMRAK on August 25, 2013, 03:31:40 AM
I am using 5d iii with this lenses. I want to take more close pictures with this lense, but I don't know how to. too much close makes the picture blurry. check these photos, these are the closest I could take. If anybody could help me ....

First of all I do not think 1/30 sec is fast enough for a 100mm macro (more if you have stopped down) neither for handshake nor for subject movement.

Second how much far away were you from your subject. As far as I understand the MFD of this lens is around 30cm. Thus anything closer the subject will be unfocused.

For good and sharp macro you need the steadiest camera and a fast shutter speed with good light.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: sandymandy on August 25, 2013, 03:53:57 AM
...and a flash is quite useful in macro photography too...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: sandymandy on August 25, 2013, 03:55:08 AM
Combining two of my hobbies:


Hope ur hobby is engraving not using guns :P
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: BrandonKing96 on August 25, 2013, 04:15:02 AM
I am using 5d iii with this lenses. I want to take more close pictures with this lense, but I don't know how to. too much close makes the picture blurry. check these photos, these are the closest I could take. If anybody could help me ....
Check your settings. Working so closely with a low shutter speed isn't going to really get you greater results unless you're using a tripod.  The blur in the third photo looks like it's from motion blur.  You need a higher shutter speed and working with a 100mm f/2.8L that close, I'd say you need 1/100 or faster.
And the amount of noise in the photos! Surely there wasn't too much of a need to use such high ISOs? And being a 5D III you had to have been extremely high to achieve that much noise.
Also, don't forget the more that you increase the f stop number (aperture), the more you will get in focus.
Watch how close you are to the subject.  just because it's a macro lens doesn't mean it isn't limited.
Happy photographing :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: adask330 on August 25, 2013, 07:19:06 AM
Some extension tubes and reversed 50mm in front of the 100mmL  :)(http://obj.fotosidan.se/obj/photo/2e/2e8680f49a33fe1d2d14e55a9ce298b8.jpg)
(http://obj.fotosidan.se/obj/photo/ee/ee7de8c73263e2cef3aa9729dc5db568.jpg)
(http://obj.fotosidan.se/obj/photo/da/da06851f6e22d91834cf6527ffce3725.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: DominoDude on August 25, 2013, 10:19:34 AM
Here's one of mine taken a little more than a week ago. Not used the macro ability here, but took a close-up bird portrait with it.
1/2000s | f/2.8 | ISO 320
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5342/9521422567_0159581090_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominodude/9521422567/)
Jackdaw portrait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominodude/9521422567/#) by DominoDude (http://www.flickr.com/people/dominodude/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on August 25, 2013, 11:00:56 AM
Some extension tubes and reversed 50mm in front of the 100mmL  :)


Very nice pictures.

... and Welcome to cr.  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ions on September 05, 2013, 10:49:47 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/9674427867_bf669ef51a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9674427867/)
Hasselblad 500C/M (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9674427867/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: shutterwideshut on September 05, 2013, 11:31:21 PM
Just a fun portrait shot of my daughter.

Banturiray
Canon EOS 5D Mark III ı Canon EF100mm f2.8/L Macro IS USM ı 100mm ı 1/60s ı f/5.6 ı ISO 800 ı Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT through Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite at 1/16 power triggered off-camera with a Canon ST-E3-RT
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/7289/9647916931_d623cce586.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maniniyut/9647916931/)
Banturiray (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maniniyut/9647916931/#) by shutterwideshut (http://www.flickr.com/people/maniniyut/) on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on September 06, 2013, 12:35:50 PM
Just a fun portrait shot of my daughter.

Banturiray
Canon EOS 5D Mark III ı Canon EF100mm f2.8/L Macro IS USM ı 100mm ı 1/60s ı f/5.6 ı ISO 800 ı Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT through Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite at 1/16 power triggered off-camera with a Canon ST-E3-RT
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/7289/9647916931_d623cce586.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maniniyut/9647916931/)
Banturiray (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maniniyut/9647916931/#) by shutterwideshut (http://www.flickr.com/people/maniniyut/) on Flickr
Daughters are the best aren't they?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: shutterwideshut on September 08, 2013, 03:33:39 AM
Daughters are the best aren't they?

Indeed! Thanks and cheers!  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: endiendo on September 08, 2013, 04:58:10 AM
This one : in my garden. Canon 5d mark iii, F7, iso 640
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: albron00 on September 08, 2013, 05:18:13 AM
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: albron00 on September 08, 2013, 05:19:43 AM
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Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 08, 2013, 04:46:16 PM
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Beautiful! Love the various shades of green. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: LuCoOc on September 08, 2013, 07:26:48 PM
Two from last week.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on September 10, 2013, 05:13:18 AM
Love the detail on the grasshopper, albron00!

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-08SEP13/i-Jx46j9L/0/X2/C5301-X2.jpg)
Using the macro to focus on a flat reflective plane, in this case a rain filled hole in a chunk of granite.  f/6.3
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 10, 2013, 05:33:49 PM
Two from last week.

Beautiful colors and sharp images. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 10, 2013, 05:34:19 PM
Love the detail on the grasshopper, albron00!

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-08SEP13/i-Jx46j9L/0/X2/C5301-X2.jpg)
Using the macro to focus on a flat reflective plane, in this case a rain filled hole in a chunk of granite.  f/6.3

Really cool 8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on September 10, 2013, 06:08:31 PM
Two from last week.

I really like the grasshopper. Well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: sparda79 on September 10, 2013, 09:43:14 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5461/9708362041_a6147e3d0a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/9708362041/)
...finding peace among the chaos... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/9708362041/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Jesse on September 11, 2013, 01:27:53 AM
L Series!
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9719960859_da3fafee93_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/9719960859/)
L Series (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/9719960859/#) by Jesse Herzog (http://www.flickr.com/people/jesseherzog/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 20, 2013, 07:39:43 PM
Wax Lip orchid, after rain.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pbDV_PfC3lA/UjzbYQlvOEI/AAAAAAAAAW0/xEXeRUUrDVc/s512/378A5909_Wax_lip_with_drops.jpg)

Tall Sun Dew after rain.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TNThUgFhHQs/UjzcffBixeI/AAAAAAAAAXA/zAPcYE7rZEY/s576/378A5931_Tall_Sun_dew_with_drop.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 20, 2013, 11:24:16 PM
Wax Lip orchid, after rain.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pbDV_PfC3lA/UjzbYQlvOEI/AAAAAAAAAW0/xEXeRUUrDVc/s512/378A5909_Wax_lip_with_drops.jpg)

Tall Sun Dew after rain.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TNThUgFhHQs/UjzcffBixeI/AAAAAAAAAXA/zAPcYE7rZEY/s576/378A5931_Tall_Sun_dew_with_drop.jpg)

Both are fantastic photos...I really love #2 :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 21, 2013, 04:50:02 AM
Thanks serendipidy. #2 was a real challenge. For some reason, I had a real issue trying to get the right focus. A couple of dozen images later, I was happy with this :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 21, 2013, 05:47:07 AM
Thanks serendipidy. #2 was a real challenge. For some reason, I had a real issue trying to get the right focus. A couple of dozen images later, I was happy with this :)

Looks like a diamond, ruby and emerald jeweled pin from Tiffany. ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on September 21, 2013, 02:23:41 PM
Pretty cool shots Mr Bean, though I really like the Sun Dew.  Just curious, tripod or handheld?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 21, 2013, 06:13:49 PM
Pretty cool shots Mr Bean, though I really like the Sun Dew.  Just curious, tripod or handheld?
Thanks ERHP. Tripod these days. Gitzo GT2541 with RRS BH40 head. On the camera, I have the RRS L plate mount. The beauty of this setup is that I can reverse the column on the Gitzo, so its hanging down and the L plate gives me 2 different angles to mount the camera. I use live view to give me a rough idea where the object will be before lying on the ground to view through the view finder.....that's the neck breaking hard bit :)

I can get really low with this setup, and its rock solid. Sure, its a fiddle to setup, but, the orchids aren't going anywhere in a hurry :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 21, 2013, 06:17:17 PM
Tall Sun Dew, after the rain, with rain drop. This time, a front on view. Note the remains of insects that have previously been captured and devoured by the plant.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ofj6Ijdjw6M/Uj4X16jqTtI/AAAAAAAAAXg/CFH5RQTzlWI/s512/378A5917_Tall_Sun_dew_with_drop_and_insect.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 21, 2013, 06:24:11 PM
Wine lipped spider orchid. A bit of a rare one, but there's a nice little crop of them out in the reserve, near me.

From a camera, technical perspective, I was surprised how much detail was in the highlights. The leaf coming towards the camera, was overblown and looked like there was no detail (just a creamy blur really). In Lightroom, I turned the highlights down by 100, and suddenly, the detail popped out :)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eWyZ6sYWklc/Uj2U0oMUrqI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/LOR9ExNMCME/s512/378A5709_Wine_lipped_spider_orchid_up_close.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 21, 2013, 06:39:46 PM
Wine lipped spider orchid. A bit of a rare one, but there's a nice little crop of them out in the reserve, near me.

From a camera, technical perspective, I was surprised how much detail was in the highlights. The leaf coming towards the camera, was overblown and looked like there was no detail (just a creamy blur really). In Lightroom, I turned the highlights down by 100, and suddenly, the detail popped out :)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eWyZ6sYWklc/Uj2U0oMUrqI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/LOR9ExNMCME/s512/378A5709_Wine_lipped_spider_orchid_up_close.jpg)

Nice photos, Mr. Bean :) What reserve?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 22, 2013, 06:35:50 PM
Wine lipped spider orchid. A bit of a rare one, but there's a nice little crop of them out in the reserve, near me.

From a camera, technical perspective, I was surprised how much detail was in the highlights. The leaf coming towards the camera, was overblown and looked like there was no detail (just a creamy blur really). In Lightroom, I turned the highlights down by 100, and suddenly, the detail popped out :)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eWyZ6sYWklc/Uj2U0oMUrqI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/LOR9ExNMCME/s512/378A5709_Wine_lipped_spider_orchid_up_close.jpg)
Nice photos, Mr. Bean :) What reserve?
Thanks serendipidy. The reserves I talk about are pockets of land, maybe 20-50 acres in size that run NE of Melbourne (Australia) - from Warrandyte State Park. Most are linked to State parks, and ultimately link up with the biggest park near Melbourne - the Kinglake National Park. The orchids in question may only take up an acre (or less) in each of these reserves. So, it's a bit tricky finding them at first. But, you learn the signs over time :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 22, 2013, 08:09:23 PM
Wine lipped spider orchid. A bit of a rare one, but there's a nice little crop of them out in the reserve, near me.

From a camera, technical perspective, I was surprised how much detail was in the highlights. The leaf coming towards the camera, was overblown and looked like there was no detail (just a creamy blur really). In Lightroom, I turned the highlights down by 100, and suddenly, the detail popped out :)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eWyZ6sYWklc/Uj2U0oMUrqI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/LOR9ExNMCME/s512/378A5709_Wine_lipped_spider_orchid_up_close.jpg)
Nice photos, Mr. Bean :) What reserve?
Thanks serendipidy. The reserves I talk about are pockets of land, maybe 20-50 acres in size that run NE of Melbourne (Australia) - from Warrandyte State Park. Most are linked to State parks, and ultimately link up with the biggest park near Melbourne - the Kinglake National Park. The orchids in question may only take up an acre (or less) in each of these reserves. So, it's a bit tricky finding them at first. But, you learn the signs over time :)

Thanks. Orchids are one of my favorite flowers. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on September 23, 2013, 01:54:07 PM
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Kernuak on September 23, 2013, 02:31:56 PM
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Looks like something similar to the marmalade hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus or maybe one of the Dasysyphus spp.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on September 23, 2013, 02:39:01 PM
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Looks like something similar to the marmalade hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus or maybe one of the Dasysyphus spp.
I believe this sub species of the syrphidae family is called syrphus ribesii. But it is not easy to tell them apart.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 24, 2013, 08:37:58 AM
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Very nice. Hoverflies move too quick for me to snap them (well, the ones down here in Australia). Nicely captured :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 24, 2013, 09:15:02 AM
Wax Lipped orchid, up close after the rain.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1buTv56F460/UkGPpCFwxZI/AAAAAAAAAXw/4ZjdAetolgI/s1000/378A5910_Wax_lip_up_close.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 24, 2013, 05:09:18 PM
Wax Lipped orchid, up close after the rain.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1buTv56F460/UkGPpCFwxZI/AAAAAAAAAXw/4ZjdAetolgI/s1000/378A5910_Wax_lip_up_close.jpg)

Lovely. Sharp with nice colors. Love the water drops. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Kernuak on September 24, 2013, 05:50:16 PM
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Very nice. Hoverflies move too quick for me to snap them (well, the ones down here in Australia). Nicely captured :)
The only chance with hoverflies is really handheld, unless you find one roosting. Flash helps to freeze the action.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on September 25, 2013, 03:33:58 AM
The smallest  Hoverfly on the tiniest mountain flower I know.
Canon 1DX, 100mm f2.8L IS, handheld.
Very nice. Hoverflies move too quick for me to snap them (well, the ones down here in Australia). Nicely captured :)
The only chance with hoverflies is really handheld, unless you find one roosting. Flash helps to freeze the action.
I am very happy with this image. The composition is nice, the focusing is right, DOF is adequate and the colors are nice. The problem with getting the shot was that it was very close to ground, both the flower and the fly are very small (the flower was about 10mm across) and as you say, the only option is handheld. So fast crawling on wet ground over time is quite tiresome. But when there is a reward like this in the other end, it is easy to accept the effort it took.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Don Haines on September 25, 2013, 10:07:49 PM
I spent half an hour this morning hunting bees in flowers in my backyard, 70-300L on a bunch of extension tubes. MF only, stupidly low DOF, handheld, only thing useful was the IS, those bees move fast and you have to be lightning quick to find, follow, frame, focus before it moves to the next flower.

sigh.

damn i want the 100L, would make my life so much easier...

Funny you should say that.... I have lots of asters growing in my yard and they are a bee magnet... Shot this one today with the 100L on a 60D, handheld, in a bit of a hurry because there were dozens of bees flying around me and I was starting to get a wee bit nervous...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 26, 2013, 08:39:23 AM
Nicely captured Don. This and the hoverfly from Elder have got me thinking about bug photography for this weekend. As we head into spring (down under) these guys start to frequent the garden :)

Might have to experiment with the off camera flash ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on September 29, 2013, 12:49:28 AM
White Cabbage moth feeding. Hand held, using off camera fill flash to bring out some detail in the shadows (it was in full sun).
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aNtQHuXi77I/UkewNGEtAnI/AAAAAAAAAYA/LMDm_GUNZAs/s720/378A6050_White_cabbage_moth_feeding.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on October 03, 2013, 09:34:21 PM
Pink Finger orchid. They start to make an appearance this time of year (in Australia). Can be confused with the Wax Lip orchid, which are in full bloom at the moment.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-D_QL91z-t-8/Uk4aLMNCoZI/AAAAAAAAAYg/SSf-NJUeQnc/s512/378A6083_Pink_finger_orchid.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on October 05, 2013, 11:54:38 AM
Nice bee shot, Don!  Can totally understand not wanting to get stung.

Like the moth Mr Bean!  The flash seems to make it look more natural and the part I like, I honestly would not have known if you didn't say anything. 

Yesterday I spotted these two doing the tango on a stalk just above head high.  On the positive side, they did let me get very close but angle choices were limited.  1/250 : f/14 : ISO 400 on a 5D MK III - awkwardly handheld, lol.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Dairy-Mart-Famosa-Slough/i-6Gsc3S6/0/X2/DMFS1001-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on October 05, 2013, 06:57:28 PM
Like the moth Mr Bean!  The flash seems to make it look more natural and the part I like, I honestly would not have known if you didn't say anything. 
Thanks ERHP. I'm starting to use off camera flash a lot more these days, for macro work, simply to balance light and shadows. Considering the camera has the smarts to handle high speed sync flash, I might as well use it :)
(the pic of the moth was taken at about 1/1000 sec @ f6.3 with high speed sync flash). All I had to worry about was keeping the moth framed and not stumbling over in the garden ;)

Love your dragon fly pic. Great sharpness and detail (and love your pic's on smug mug).
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on October 05, 2013, 06:59:52 PM
Chocolate Lily, starting to pop up around here. In the next couple of weeks, there will be a sea of lilac.
And yes, the scent of the flower does smell of chocolate :)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B61X_MoQt54/UlCXcJARkxI/AAAAAAAAAYw/QJDgRIrjkIc/s512/378A6134_Chocolate_lily.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on October 06, 2013, 03:14:30 PM
Nice bee shot, Don!  Can totally understand not wanting to get stung.

Like the moth Mr Bean!  The flash seems to make it look more natural and the part I like, I honestly would not have known if you didn't say anything. 

Yesterday I spotted these two doing the tango on a stalk just above head high.  On the positive side, they did let me get very close but angle choices were limited.  1/250 : f/14 : ISO 400 on a 5D MK III - awkwardly handheld, lol.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Dairy-Mart-Famosa-Slough/i-6Gsc3S6/0/X2/DMFS1001-X2.jpg)
Very impressive!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: scotty512 on October 06, 2013, 03:34:57 PM
havent zoomed in and no post processing, first play with the 100mm in NZ and my first weta - but ugly creature - great skull mask !
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on October 07, 2013, 05:48:30 AM
Hover fly, doing, what it does best, hover :)
A tricky subject to capture, and this isn't the sharpest image. But, the beauty of digital means, I can try it again (this one took around 40 shots to get).
Off camera fill flash (to the left) to balance the midday sun. Even though the exposure was around 1/800 second, the wings still blur.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/---OvPPwcLYU/UlKB-MXeYVI/AAAAAAAAAZA/Ya15hm9_HBc/s720/378A6193_Hoverfly.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Dukinald on October 09, 2013, 09:34:25 PM
Some of my test shots this morning using my new 100L.

Very very happy with this lens !! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Dukinald on October 09, 2013, 09:35:49 PM
few more....
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on October 10, 2013, 03:41:38 AM
few more....

Beautiful! Impressive. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 10, 2013, 09:05:57 AM
The 100L doubles as a great portrait lens.  In some settings I like it almost as well as my 135L.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/10168969805_c44f83f2e6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10168969805/)
A Photographer's Thanks - 600K views and Counting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10168969805/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Dukinald on October 10, 2013, 01:58:00 PM
few more....

Beautiful! Impressive. :)

thanks.  This lens really shines. All the test shots were handheld.

Can't wait to try real 1:1 shots.  So am looking for Macro flash/ring light and focus rail right now.

Will also try using it for portraits as most have suggested.


Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on October 10, 2013, 05:38:58 PM
few more....

Beautiful! Impressive. :)

thanks.  This lens really shines. All the test shots were handheld.

Can't wait to try real 1:1 shots.  So am looking for Macro flash/ring light and focus rail right now.

Will also try using it for portraits as most have suggested.
Beaut pic's Dukinald. At the moment, I use my 580EX II off camera (with a ETTL cord) to act as a fill flash. I find the fill flash system works a treat when done well. The ability for the camera to handle high speed flash sync automatically (in full sun), while I concentrate on the picture taking, simply stunning :)

I'll progress to the macro flash / RRS macro rails next year :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: bjornjd on October 15, 2013, 01:54:25 AM
An image of a spider i captured some weeks ago
(http://i.imgur.com/1APX7nN.jpg)

1:1 crop
(http://i.imgur.com/hxwHYfb.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on October 20, 2013, 03:32:04 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/10387733423_a8078878d7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/10387733423/)
Spider Web, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/10387733423/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/10387743773_0521f7f0d0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/10387743773/)
Camilla Majewska, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/10387743773/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 20, 2013, 04:26:55 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/10387733423_a8078878d7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/10387733423/)
Spider Web, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/10387733423/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

Love this image!  Great atmosphere and great sharpness.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Truffaut on October 30, 2013, 04:32:48 AM
I walk the dog, see a flower next to the path, take my camera with the mounted 100L into my hands and I'm sinking  into another world of fantastic colours and forms. I like this lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TrabimanUK on October 30, 2013, 05:52:28 AM
Nice water droplets!  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: vanshyosaka on November 03, 2013, 01:46:46 AM
just put this pics by mistake on the older ver thread , so sorry for that.
here you go!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 05, 2013, 12:00:11 AM
As the summer comes on, the flying ants (termites) are out in force during the evenings. This one was snared by a jumping spider.
5D3 with 100mm L Macro. Hand held with off camera fill flash.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tMB_aGkJS2s/Unh6Jfz5VnI/AAAAAAAAAaU/Sx52Hr2dG5I/s720/378A7587_Spider_flying_ant.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 07, 2013, 09:31:20 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/10708051103_b6c532a2e6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10708051103/)
Sweet Kisses (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/10708051103/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

Here's another example of the other thing this lens is great for - a wonderful medium telephoto lens that is a fabulous portraits lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on November 07, 2013, 07:40:43 PM
Does this well also, very versatile Lens.

Shot Komodo National Park Indonesia
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 07, 2013, 08:31:42 PM
Does this well also, very versatile Lens.

Shot Komodo National Park Indonesia

Awesome explosion of color.  This lens has been in my bag the second longest of my current collection, and won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 07, 2013, 08:42:39 PM
Does this well also, very versatile Lens.

Shot Komodo National Park Indonesia
Awesome explosion of color.  This lens has been in my bag the second longest of my current collection, and won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.
+1. Love the pic, and yes, this lens is one of my most used. Always in the bag these days :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: RustyTheGeek on November 08, 2013, 11:45:54 AM
Does this well also, very versatile Lens.

Shot Komodo National Park Indonesia

Awesome explosion of color.  This lens has been in my bag the second longest of my current collection, and won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

I've been considering this lens for years.  Or the non-L version.  From everything I've read, it seems there are a lot of folks that prefer the non-L because it is as sharp or sharper and the non-L supposedly focuses faster.  What are your thoughts Dustin?  I assume you are using this on the 6D.  I realize some bodies focus better/faster with some lens over others.  Do you find yourself waiting to focus this lens?  Does the IS make that big of a different during walk around?  (I realize IS is useless on a tripod when one would be doing actual macro work.)  I typically prefer L lenses over standard EF but the EF lenses I do have I love.  The 28 f/1.8 USM and the 15mm f/2.8 FishEye are prime (lol) examples of this.  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 08, 2013, 12:48:20 PM
Does this well also, very versatile Lens.

Shot Komodo National Park Indonesia

Awesome explosion of color.  This lens has been in my bag the second longest of my current collection, and won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

I've been considering this lens for years.  Or the non-L version.  From everything I've read, it seems there are a lot of folks that prefer the non-L because it is as sharp or sharper and the non-L supposedly focuses faster.  What are your thoughts Dustin?  I assume you are using this on the 6D.  I realize some bodies focus better/faster with some lens over others.  Do you find yourself waiting to focus this lens?  Does the IS make that big of a different during walk around?  (I realize IS is useless on a tripod when one would be doing actual macro work.)  I typically prefer L lenses over standard EF but the EF lenses I do have I love.  The 28 f/1.8 USM and the 15mm f/2.8 FishEye are prime (lol) examples of this.  Thanks!!

Wow, Rusty, I don't know if I have ever heard the non-L referred to as sharper.  The 100L is actually one of Canon's sharpest lenses.  I can't compare focus myself, as I have never used the non-L lens.  The 180L is the lens that has the biggest knock for slow focus amongst Canon's macro lenses.  The 100L does has have a focus limiter, which is important when using it as a telephoto rather than macro lens, because macro lenses have a much broader range of focus points than typical lenses.  When used properly, the 100L is instantly fast.  If you don't have the limiter set, you can get through a very broad range of focus if you happen to miss focus, and that is why some call the focus slow.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: PhotoAviator on November 08, 2013, 01:10:16 PM
Awesome explosion of color.  This lens has been in my bag the second longest of my current collection, and won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

Dustin, I'm definitely a fan of your work. I see you have the 85/1.8 and 135/2 as well. Do you still find yourself reaching for the 100L for non-macro work despite the similarity in length to those very good and exceptional lenses? Would you ever consider giving up one (or both) of those other lenses in favor of the versatility of the 100L?

I currently own the 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 135/2 and would like to eventually add the 100L to that collection, but I'd like to limit my total number of lenses. Maybe the 85 becomes unnecessary in that scenario...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 08, 2013, 01:51:38 PM
Awesome explosion of color.  This lens has been in my bag the second longest of my current collection, and won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

Dustin, I'm definitely a fan of your work. I see you have the 85/1.8 and 135/2 as well. Do you still find yourself reaching for the 100L for non-macro work despite the similarity in length to those very good and exceptional lenses? Would you ever consider giving up one (or both) of those other lenses in favor of the versatility of the 100L?

I currently own the 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 135/2 and would like to eventually add the 100L to that collection, but I'd like to limit my total number of lenses. Maybe the 85 becomes unnecessary in that scenario...

That's a good question (and one that I have kicked around mentally myself).  Of the three, I would probably let the 85mm go first.  But here's the thing:  I also have the EOS M, and I find the 85 a really compelling option on it, too.  Because it is reasonably inexpensive, I'll probably hang onto it.  I do grab the 100L for some portrait and event work over the 135L for several reasons.  One is focal length (sometimes 100mm is what you want).  The second is stabilization.  The third is weather sealing (neither the 85 or 135L have it).  One final reason I might grab it is for tight framing of faces where I want to get closer than what the 135L allows.

I do find focus on my 85mm f/1.8 perhaps the most inconsistent of all my lenses despite very careful AFMA.  It is one of the oldest lenses in my kit (in terms of design...and actual age) and I just don't think it is quite as good.  I am accustomed to a very, very high success rate of perfectly sharp images in my work, and I find that I am surprised by a slight ooF hit from my 85 most often.  It's not bad at all, but just slightly worse.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lenstrack26 on November 08, 2013, 04:28:10 PM
I was asking myself the same questions about the 100L and nonL. I've had the nonL for years and rented the 100L for a comparison. Here is a side by side test of the 100 and 100L on a tripod, using a 5DIII body. The target was text on the back cover of David Busch's 5DIII manual. Exposures for both: 1/350 at f/2.8. Tight crops. No sharpening other than default settings in the DIII. Shot from a distance of several feet away. The superior clarity of the 100L is obvious.......In addition, I found the IS invaluable for walking around shots. So, from the standpoint of added stability w/o a tripod and sharpness, the L was the winner.  I will post the relevant examples.

       
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: PhotoAviator on November 08, 2013, 06:58:39 PM
That's a good question (and one that I have kicked around mentally myself).  Of the three, I would probably let the 85mm go first.  But here's the thing:  I also have the EOS M, and I find the 85 a really compelling option on it, too.  Because it is reasonably inexpensive, I'll probably hang onto it.  I do grab the 100L for some portrait and event work over the 135L for several reasons.  One is focal length (sometimes 100mm is what you want).  The second is stabilization.  The third is weather sealing (neither the 85 or 135L have it).  One final reason I might grab it is for tight framing of faces where I want to get closer than what the 135L allows.

I do find focus on my 85mm f/1.8 perhaps the most inconsistent of all my lenses despite very careful AFMA.  It is one of the oldest lenses in my kit (in terms of design...and actual age) and I just don't think it is quite as good.  I am accustomed to a very, very high success rate of perfectly sharp images in my work, and I find that I am surprised by a slight ooF hit from my 85 most often.  It's not bad at all, but just slightly worse.
Thanks for that answer. I also happen to have the EOS M, but have used it mainly for a compact travel camera with the pancake, so I've never tried out the 85. I'll have to give that a go.

I've often contemplated what I would do if I was to start over building a set of primes. My strong personal preference is 50mm over 35mm, so that's my starting point. From a focal length standpoint, a doubling approach seems logical, so a 24 - 50 - 100 - 200 collection would be very evenly spaced and would provide the added benefit of IS and macro capability at 100. My hangup with that scenario is the 135, though; it's just too good to leave out!

I know the traditional 35 - 85 - 135 collection handles that issue better (although you would still have closely related lengths if you decided to add the 100 for macro), but changing from 50 to 35 as my primary normal focal length just doesn't work for me.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on November 08, 2013, 07:31:33 PM
I've been considering this lens for years.  Or the non-L version.  From everything I've read, it seems there are a lot of folks that prefer the non-L because it is as sharp or sharper and the non-L supposedly focuses faster. 

Not directed to me, but my view.

I originally owned and used the Non L non IS version of this Lens, keeping in mind 95% of what I use this Lens for is Underwater Macro, when I went from the Non L/Non IS to the current lens, I was amazed at how much work Canon had put into this Lens. The difference in sharpness from the older version to this version I found remarkable in my own Imaging, the Focussing was faster, the IS certainly in my own use was a definite plus. All round I don't think there's any question the 100 f/2.8 L IS version is a few steps ahead of the older non L/non IS version, if your wanting to jump into one of these Lenses, my view would be to definitely go for the newer version.

I'm currently still shooting this Lens on my 5DMK II as I only recently set up a new Housing so I can in future shoot on the 5DMK III, I expect to see even more improvement then from the 5DMK III's much better Focussing system, and the fact that almost all my Canon Lenses respond better on the 1Dx & 5DMK III than they did on the 5DMK II, 1DMK IV & 1Ds MK III.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 10, 2013, 07:44:29 AM
Native grass flower, Kangaroo grass. Not really noticeable, unless you get up close. Most folk see grass as just....grass.
5D3 with 100mm L Macro
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tDylygwBq6g/Un9-weFigBI/AAAAAAAAAcU/5xhUqU0w0KA/s720/378A7793_Kangaroo_grass_seed_head.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on November 11, 2013, 04:54:54 AM
Native grass flower, Kangaroo grass. Not really noticeable, unless you get up close. Most folk see grass as just....grass.
5D3 with 100mm L Macro
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tDylygwBq6g/Un9-weFigBI/AAAAAAAAAcU/5xhUqU0w0KA/s720/378A7793_Kangaroo_grass_seed_head.jpg)

Very nice! Never knew grass could be so beautiful.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 11, 2013, 05:07:14 AM
Native grass flower, Kangaroo grass. Not really noticeable, unless you get up close. Most folk see grass as just....grass.
5D3 with 100mm L Macro

Very nice! Never knew grass could be so beautiful.
Thanks serendipidy. We are just finishing orchid season (down here in Australia) and now the native grasses make their appearance (kangaroo grass, wallaby grasses, etc). They are a little different to the garden variety grasses, as they can stand 50-100cm tall. But spectacular up close ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on November 11, 2013, 01:27:07 PM
I've been considering this lens for years.  Or the non-L version.  From everything I've read, it seems there are a lot of folks that prefer the non-L because it is as sharp or sharper and the non-L supposedly focuses faster.  What are your thoughts Dustin?  I assume you are using this on the 6D.  I realize some bodies focus better/faster with some lens over others.  Do you find yourself waiting to focus this lens?  Does the IS make that big of a different during walk around?  (I realize IS is useless on a tripod when one would be doing actual macro work.)  I typically prefer L lenses over standard EF but the EF lenses I do have I love.  The 28 f/1.8 USM and the 15mm f/2.8 FishEye are prime (lol) examples of this.  Thanks!!
Hi Rusty!

I have used both 100mm macros on FF, but I didn't make any (pseudo) resolution tests.

When I bought the L version I was a little bit disappointed, that the increase of image quality wasn't that obvious. But I could recognize it, as you also can do in the pictures of lenstrack26
So I do only see the price advantage of the non L at almost the same quality.

And I definitely can confirm a much faster AF, especially when using the focus limiter  properly.

So with the higher price of the of the L you get

Now its up to you, if you need that and if it's worth the price.

Yours,
Maximilian
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Vossie on November 11, 2013, 02:11:15 PM
An image of a spider i captured some weeks ago
(http://i.imgur.com/1APX7nN.jpg)

Awesome shot!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on November 11, 2013, 03:45:36 PM
Some recent ones from San Francisco Golden Gate Park. Handheld, ambient light.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/10794200124_bb6308470e_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10794200124/)
C69A1210-dpp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10794200124/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/10794002986_94103c153b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10794002986/)
C69A1217-dpp-c (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10794002986/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/10805986146_e201c548f0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10805986146/)
C69A1208-dpp-c-c (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10805986146/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/10806118134_288ef00bca_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10806118134/)
C69A1209-dpp-c-c (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10806118134/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on November 11, 2013, 03:51:11 PM
Does this well also, very versatile Lens.

Shot Komodo National Park Indonesia
If the diving season were a bit longer up here, and I were a few years younger, I think I´d start diving. Beautiful fish and incredible colors!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on November 11, 2013, 03:52:57 PM
Beautiful flowers, great colors.  8) Well done Serendipidy.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on November 11, 2013, 03:58:43 PM
Beautiful flowers, great colors.  8) Well done Serendipidy.

Thanks, Click.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on November 11, 2013, 04:00:05 PM
Does this well also, very versatile Lens.

Shot Komodo National Park Indonesia
If the diving season were a bit longer up here, and I were a few years younger, I think I´d start diving. Beautiful fish and incredible colors!

+1...love your underwater photos, eml58. Hope to see more. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on November 12, 2013, 04:30:39 AM
The Giant Frogfish is about the size of a Soccer Ball, so to shoot this with the 100f/2.8 L IS Macro, i had to get some distance back from the Face, drag the strobes forward but keep them out of the picture, so no longer a True Macro Image, but the versatility of this Lens, and it's sharpness, is amazing.

Giant Frogfish, Alor Indonesia.

5DMK II
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on November 19, 2013, 10:56:12 PM
Raja Ampat Papua Indonesia 2011

5DMK II 100f/2.8 L IS, f/22
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on November 19, 2013, 11:03:43 PM
Komodo National Park, Near Rinja Indonesia

5DMK II 100f/2.8L IS f/22
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on November 19, 2013, 11:13:20 PM
Komodo National Park, Near Rinja Indonesia

5DMK II 100f/2.8L IS f/22
As always, great image Edward!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on November 19, 2013, 11:28:02 PM
As always, great image Edward!

Thanks Eldar, it's always a difficult decision for me, Safari ?? or Dive Trip ??

Still, not a bad quandary to have.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on November 20, 2013, 02:33:02 AM
Edward,

Wow! Whether above or below water, your photos are always amazing. 8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: eml58 on November 20, 2013, 05:01:07 AM
Edward,

Wow! Whether above or below water, your photos are always amazing. 8)

Thanks Serendipidy, appreciated.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on November 20, 2013, 05:49:02 AM
As always, great image Edward!

Thanks Eldar, it's always a difficult decision for me, Safari ?? or Dive Trip ??

Still, not a bad quandary to have.
Well, life is full of tough decisions ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 20, 2013, 09:49:41 PM
Excellent pictures Edward!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 30, 2013, 04:39:36 AM
Duck Orchid finally makes its appearance. It's taken 2 months, from one small leaf, to a stem, and finally a flower :)
A bit of a rare one around here. Only 3 plants in usual little plot I find them in (last year, they didn't even appear).
5D3 with 100mm L Macro IS.....and a lot of patience :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CcL6llHS8JI/UpmvBZx4KTI/AAAAAAAAAeg/Jz1-zYk7KVw/s512/378A8418_Duck_orchid.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Alan on December 07, 2013, 11:03:14 PM
Love the IS on this lens I get sharp pictures even in the cold when I'm shaking. One question I noticed after about 20 minutes in 20F temps that the auto focus would stop until you turned the focus ring a few times then it would work again has anyone had this problem ? I guess maybe it doesn't like freezing.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 08, 2013, 08:19:10 AM
Love the IS on this lens I get sharp pictures even in the cold when I'm shaking. One question I noticed after about 20 minutes in 20F temps that the auto focus would stop until you turned the focus ring a few times then it would work again has anyone had this problem ? I guess maybe it doesn't like freezing.

Beautiful photos.  I've never had that issue before, and I (living in Canada) do operate in cold temperatures quite often.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Hjalmarg1 on December 09, 2013, 04:58:17 AM
I've found that my 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS seems to hunt for focus a bit more in low light than other f/2.8 lenses.  It does a very nice job as a portrait lens, outstanding bokeh...!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 09, 2013, 09:38:05 AM
I've found that my 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS seems to hunt for focus a bit more in low light than other f/2.8 lenses.  It does a very nice job as a portrait lens, outstanding bokeh...!

My 100L is the only lens that I have owned that I have had to really be conscious of using the focus limiter properly.  A macro lens just has so much more a range of focus to run through, and if you miss focus using it as a medium tele and it starts to run through the whole macro range, things can get VERY slow.

But you are right:  it is a beautiful portrait lens.  In certain settings I actually reach for it over my 135L.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dolina on December 09, 2013, 12:50:33 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3752/11008840376_543cc7e659_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11008840376/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11008840376/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/2.8 ISO 6400 100mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11008840376/#meta/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: JPAZ on December 09, 2013, 10:22:42 PM
I just un-boxed my new 100 2.8 L Macro.  I took a couple of "macro" shots of light switches, box labels, and parts of my bedroom wall just to try it out.  The subjects and the photos are awful, but the lens is marvelous.  Can't wait to try it for real!

Now, gotta get going on the MIR paperwork.  I actually am thinking about a future Tammy 24-70 f/2.8, the 70-200 f/2.8, my 17-40 and this 100 as my new "travel kit" but it is not always practical to change lenses in the field.  Besides, I have to recoup the $ I just spent on the two lenses.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Alan on December 10, 2013, 01:32:16 PM
Leafs on a cold day.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on December 10, 2013, 02:42:40 PM
Leafs on a cold day.

Very cool ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on December 10, 2013, 02:44:02 PM
Leafs on a cold day.

Very nice.  8)  I especially like the first one.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 10, 2013, 02:47:26 PM
Tamron recently sent me their new(ish) 90mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens, so I am testing it at the moment and will do some head to head comparisons with my beloved 100L (which is very unlikely to leave my bag!)

The Tamron is a really nice lens, but the 100L is not only a fabulous lens but these days is often available at an excellent price.  It's hard to beat.  That being said, I'm not familiar enough with Sony and Nikon's lineups to know if Tamron might not do a little more damage there.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on December 11, 2013, 07:38:57 AM
Moth on an old farm post.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4MqoTiMDtkU/UqhZDoSGr0I/AAAAAAAAAew/zFKtwwhkMoY/s720/378A8528_Moth_on_post.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on December 11, 2013, 09:38:00 AM
Great shot Mr Bean. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on December 11, 2013, 04:46:46 PM
Thanks Click. In the past, I would have noted the moth and thought  "I should take a photo of that...." and leave it at that. These days, I just grab the camera and take pic's, just in case they work :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Alan on December 13, 2013, 12:39:49 PM
Thanks Serendipidy and Click.

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on December 13, 2013, 08:26:51 PM
Common Brown butterfly. Resting on the side of my house, waiting to warm up in the coolness of the morning.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uT6W2t0sktI/UquvCITMYTI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/-5LhCjhA08c/s512/378A8538_Common_Brown_butterfly.jpg)

After a few minutes, it started to slowly pump its wings, as the sun started to shine. A minute or so after this pic, it took off. Probably didn't help having a macro lens 200mm away, flash popping off :)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zgObP87BDoM/UquvMNCVDtI/AAAAAAAAAfY/Qzmd8Ul4Xbc/s512/378A8541_Common_Brown_butterfly_wings_out.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on December 14, 2013, 03:24:11 AM
Common Brown butterfly. Resting on the side of my house, waiting to warm up in the coolness of the morning.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uT6W2t0sktI/UquvCITMYTI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/-5LhCjhA08c/s512/378A8538_Common_Brown_butterfly.jpg)

After a few minutes, it started to slowly pump its wings, as the sun started to shine. A minute or so after this pic, it took off. Probably didn't help having a macro lens 200mm away, flash popping off :)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zgObP87BDoM/UquvMNCVDtI/AAAAAAAAAfY/Qzmd8Ul4Xbc/s512/378A8541_Common_Brown_butterfly_wings_out.jpg)

Wow! Lovely and great detail.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on December 14, 2013, 05:00:21 AM
Common Brown butterfly. Resting on the side of my house, waiting to warm up in the coolness of the morning.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uT6W2t0sktI/UquvCITMYTI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/-5LhCjhA08c/s512/378A8538_Common_Brown_butterfly.jpg)

After a few minutes, it started to slowly pump its wings, as the sun started to shine. A minute or so after this pic, it took off. Probably didn't help having a macro lens 200mm away, flash popping off :)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zgObP87BDoM/UquvMNCVDtI/AAAAAAAAAfY/Qzmd8Ul4Xbc/s512/378A8541_Common_Brown_butterfly_wings_out.jpg)

Wow! Lovely and great detail.
Thanks serendipidy :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: pdirestajr on December 26, 2013, 11:53:41 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/11375687036_213917c815_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/11375687036/)
Runny nose (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/11375687036/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/11375806103_e8c0fc4db7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/11375806103/)
Fresh snow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/11375806103/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on January 11, 2014, 01:09:00 PM
Leafs on a cold day.

Cool!  The 1st and 3rd stand out more to me.

While I was home visiting the family for Christmas, Dad and I took a trip to the Suwannee River State park.  In a tree hollow was a pair of tiny 3" spiderwebs covered in raindrops.  Barely could get the lens inside the hollow and illumination from the 580 flash was primarily reflected light.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/North-Florida-20DEC13-02JAN14/i-twsGF7K/0/X2/NF1103-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on January 16, 2014, 04:45:20 AM
Moth on a gal tank. I spotted this one on a gal tank in my backyard. It amazes me how well they blend in.
5D3 with 100mm IS Macro
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XBRo-antKs0/UteppFt5C5I/AAAAAAAAAh4/P2S-Dv-VpoA/s912/378A9312_Moth_on_gal_tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: muchakucha on January 16, 2014, 07:11:48 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/11979786496_b49d2ca56e.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/jfBxa3)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: cid on January 22, 2014, 12:43:28 PM
one shot bit in hurry and heavily cropped

link (http://500px.com/photo/58313626)
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/58313626/e82a4bdce4fa08418ed0d7882de2d7042e2efc66/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: bholliman on January 26, 2014, 05:11:20 PM
Not the normal use for this lens, but this and my Rokinon 14mm 2.8 were all I had with me at the time.  It was -11 F with a -35 chill factor.  I was on my way to work, so not really dressed for an extended time outdoors.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Badger on January 26, 2014, 08:51:24 PM
I think I'm sold on this lens!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on January 26, 2014, 11:29:48 PM
It's cold, white and barren where I live so I've got slews of pictures of leaves in the snow. The third picture is a poinsettia leaf I've dolled up a bit with a brocaded texture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on January 27, 2014, 08:33:41 AM
More pics
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on January 27, 2014, 08:43:21 AM
More...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Badger on January 27, 2014, 08:56:46 AM
Curious, has anyone attempted to use this lens for sports?
Care to share your attempts?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on January 27, 2014, 09:14:19 AM
Never tried it for sports. It might be a bit short depending on what your photographing.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: cid on January 27, 2014, 09:54:44 AM
Curious, has anyone attempted to use this lens for sports?
Care to share your attempts?
Yes, I did.
Sorry, but I don't have any samples right now. There were two occasions. One was youth ice hockey outdoor training (artificial light) and I was not very impressed (however I'm not blaming the lens because I'm totally inexperienced in this kind of shooting). The second try was outdoor medieval fair tournament (does it count as a sport? :D )and results were better (lens focused quicker).

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Badger on January 27, 2014, 11:25:00 AM
Thanks guys, for my daughter's indoor basketball, I am currently using the 70-200 f/4 on a 6D. As good as the high ISO is on the 6D, I don't like having to crank it up so high to be able to use a shutter speed of 1/400-1/500. Sports will not be my primary use of this lens, it would just be a pleasant side effect if it can be used  :D
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: PLP on January 27, 2014, 11:44:03 AM
Butterfly.
Canon 7D, f14, 1/250, with  MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite held over head, ISO 400, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, with extension tube. Handheld with just one hand as other hand was holding flash head.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on February 05, 2014, 02:23:50 AM
Butterfly.
Canon 7D, f14, 1/250, with  MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite held over head, ISO 400, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, with extension tube. Handheld with just one hand as other hand was holding flash head.
Really nice.  :)
And I can imagine, how you had to perform contortions doing this handheld.  ;)
congrats.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Tholen on February 09, 2014, 12:06:25 PM
melting ice shield on my little garden pond; handheld; ISO 400
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: PLP on February 15, 2014, 05:03:22 PM
Tiny and shiny ice drop on branch.
7D, EF 100mm f2.8 IS with 1.4TC and extension tubes. Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Handheld.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: cearense on February 21, 2014, 08:40:54 PM
A portrait:

(https://v4s.yimg.com/so/7451/11257135376_08bd7d2c40_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcelo_albuquerque/11257135376/)
IMG_5933.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcelo_albuquerque/11257135376/#) por marcelobrce (http://www.flickr.com/people/marcelo_albuquerque/), no Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: LuCoOc on March 21, 2014, 11:01:25 AM
Honey-supply is secured!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on March 30, 2014, 04:45:06 PM
Detail of Daffodil
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on March 30, 2014, 04:45:57 PM
Detail of Daffodil 2
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: cid on March 30, 2014, 05:33:13 PM
just a daisy
f/5.6 ISO800 1/400s
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65081383/efb9131eee3a48a23f79f0de2311580b317dc4a3/4.jpg)
Bellis perennis (http://500px.com/photo/65081383)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Jim Saunders on March 30, 2014, 05:50:41 PM
The inevitable result of having a macro and another lens... Anyway now that I have that out of my system I can go try and get something less cliché!

Jim
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ninjapeps on March 31, 2014, 06:25:40 AM
Seagull being fed by tourist

(http://i60.tinypic.com/m7b0n7.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on April 18, 2014, 09:57:13 PM
Rain drop on a Shiny Cassinia leaf. Used the MT-24 flash, hence the multiple, square reflections.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a8Z6XpnK51Q/U1HWSyCiIbI/AAAAAAAAAkI/r3-5nT7PNtw/s640/378A6569_shiny_cassinia_and_rain_drop.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on April 21, 2014, 09:53:57 PM
Cherry blossoms
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: BL on May 10, 2014, 03:38:51 AM
works pretty good in the studio too ;)

all taken with the EOS M

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/11723321616_e880d737bf_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/13772789703_0aebd59a73_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3405/12983859924_5b80ae764a_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/12808818534_cb4230f3fa_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on May 10, 2014, 04:19:53 AM
Correa Reflexa. A beaut native Australian bush in flower over winter. Great food source for the Eastern Spinebills, Eastern and Crimson Rosellas.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ofr8MObQOzo/U23f4HLUA_I/AAAAAAAAAmo/o1gkCQ0jrFg/s512/378A6747_correa_reflexa.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tomscott on May 19, 2014, 05:46:58 AM
5DMKIII with 100mm L Macro at F2.8 backlit at sunset filled with 580EXI flash at half power

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/14033904608_dcb899fda3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/no8qUy)Hannah Summer Portrait, Rape Seed Field, Sunset, Penrith, Cumbria (https://flic.kr/p/no8qUy) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on June 08, 2014, 02:09:08 PM
Driving up to get some shots of Skalkoha Falls in Montana and apparently the road had become impassable(even for my donkey).  So I wandered around looking at the raging creek along side the road on up onto the mountainside where I spotted a single trillium bloom.  Apparently the occupier does not appreciate the value of entertaining guests.  5D MK III  100 f/2.8L Macro  1/200 : f/14 : ISO 400
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Montana-23MAY-02JUN14/i-TcSVGK3/0/X3/MT11005-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on June 12, 2014, 07:47:04 AM
... where I spotted a single trillium bloom.  Apparently the occupier does not appreciate the value of entertaining guests.  5D MK III  100 f/2.8L Macro  1/200 : f/14 : ISO 400
Great catch! Congrats.

IMHO the occupier did really appreciate the presence of this guest.
Looks like a hearty invitation for dinner. So the bee really couldn't resist. ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: tomscott on June 12, 2014, 11:31:06 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14219272651_6df5a68253_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nEvuni)Hannah Summer Portrait, Rape Seed Field, Sunset, Penrith, Cumbria (https://flic.kr/p/nEvuni) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dolina on June 14, 2014, 08:36:49 PM
I was looking up the most popular L primes being sold on BH Photo and Adorama and the lens featured on this thread sells better than the L primes such as 50, 35, 135, 85, 400/5.6, 24, 300/4, 200/2.8, etc etc.

Would you guys care to share why you think it sells that well?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: privatebydesign on June 14, 2014, 08:51:23 PM
Because it does a lot of things very very well, it doesn't take a huge skill set to get really nice images out of, it is small, light, good value and multi functional.

It doesn't rely on super fast aperture, so it isn't a single use lens, that is, the only difference between a 35mm f1.4 L and a 35mm f2 IS is size and weight, one stop, lack of IS, and $800. It has a unique IS. It makes a superb portrait lens. It makes a really fun and easy to use macro lens with a decent working distance. It is a small and light moderate speed short tele. It fits in a bag easily and weighs next to nothing, compare it to a 135 f2 or a 180 Macro.

What is not to love?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: K-amps on June 15, 2014, 05:09:33 AM
One taken recently: Handheld. With a slight breeze. Here is where the 100L shines with it's IS even though the 180mm I had might have been a tad sharper.... but it took too much real estate in my Camera bag.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: notapro on June 15, 2014, 09:44:21 PM
Sometimes it's nice to have photos that you can "sink your teeth into", so to speak  :P
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 18, 2014, 09:26:00 AM
Always a joy to pull out and use.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5237/14257310547_506ce762e9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nHSrH6)Daisy Fresh (https://flic.kr/p/nHSrH6) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TexPhoto on July 11, 2014, 10:56:42 PM
My 70-200 went down (literally), the strap broke.  So I needed a longer lens, and my 100mm IS Mcro was just sitting there begging to go to the game...

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14629955134_51acf59539_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ohNkXL)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ohNkXL) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/14628829631_7a83dd3707_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ohGzox)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ohGzox) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14650893043_d2d08c0e15_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ojDE5c)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ojDE5c) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: notapro on July 18, 2014, 02:43:12 AM
Here are eye photos from a macro bodyscape shoot (imperfect makeup and post processing intentional).
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 25, 2014, 07:48:48 PM
Sharp enough that you can crop in a fair bit and still have awesome resolution:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/14546941797_550517d7ea.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oasSZk)The Horseman of the Apocalypse (https://flic.kr/p/oasSZk) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Vossie on August 22, 2014, 09:45:34 AM
Always a joy to pull out and use.

Nice image Dustin! Here's one of the same type of flower taken fom a bit further away in the Austrian Alps.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/14811076439_78f80f0a15_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oyND1T)

5D3 with 100L macro, f/9, 1/125, ISO100, handheld in natural light.

And here's one taken with the same combo of (I believe) a horsefly.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14974780286_55b7621c94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPgEt1)

f/6.3, 1/160, ISO800, handheld in natural light.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Foxdude on August 22, 2014, 10:03:24 AM
Butterfly from Finland.
6D, 100L, F11, 1/320s, ISO 320, handheld, natural light
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: muchakucha on August 29, 2014, 08:11:29 PM
Taken with a 6D
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 08, 2014, 09:48:22 AM
I don't use it particularly often, but this lens is always a treat to pull out and use:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/14979463470_4612eeaf6a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPFEBy)Unfolding (https://flic.kr/p/oPFEBy) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on September 08, 2014, 02:55:42 PM
Shell
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on September 08, 2014, 03:59:41 PM
here's one from just the other day that I am particularly proud of!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on September 11, 2014, 10:28:04 PM
Bearded dragon
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Eldar on September 12, 2014, 04:05:48 PM
Bearded dragon
Very cool shot doc!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: mrsfotografie on September 12, 2014, 04:36:52 PM
My 70-200 went down (literally), the strap broke.  So I needed a longer lens, and my 100mm IS Mcro was just sitting there begging to go to the game...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/14628829631_7a83dd3707_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ohGzox)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ohGzox) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

According Flickr this was taken with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM???
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on September 12, 2014, 09:38:51 PM
Bearded dragon
Very cool shot doc!


Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: expatinasia on September 12, 2014, 11:33:01 PM
Bearded dragon

Very nice indeed! Great shot.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dpc on September 13, 2014, 12:24:04 AM
Bearded dragon

Very nice indeed! Great shot.


Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Foxdude on September 13, 2014, 02:30:24 AM
A housefly
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mistkäfer on September 15, 2014, 01:31:28 AM
Both picture I have made without stativ. The Image stabilisator made a great work
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on September 16, 2014, 03:19:50 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15260580485_3c3d333a59_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pfwsUD)Looking out, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (https://flic.kr/p/pfwsUD) by imaginize.net (https://www.flickr.com/people/52124496@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on September 17, 2014, 02:18:05 AM
Both picture I have made without stativ. The Image stabilisator made a great work
Hello mistkäfer!

Lovely pictures. Congrats.
I really like the bee pic. (Staubige Angelegenheit.jpg)
Questions on this:
I could see from the exif, that you used f8 and I am quite impressed on the depth of focus.
What was the distance? And did you do some croping on that pic?

Thank you for your reply.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mistkäfer on September 17, 2014, 03:04:27 PM
Both picture I have made without stativ. The Image stabilisator made a great work
Hello mistkäfer!

Lovely pictures. Congrats.
I really like the bee pic. (Staubige Angelegenheit.jpg)
Questions on this:
I could see from the exif, that you used f8 and I am quite impressed on the depth of focus.
What was the distance? And did you do some croping on that pic?

Thank you for your reply.

Dear Maximilian

I am not sure to 100% but I think the distance was about 30cm or 0.99ft, scale1:1. The picture size is original. But . . . you are right, the deep focus is strange. I can not explain.

Maybee the distance was a little more than 30cm or 0.99ft
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on September 18, 2014, 02:12:44 AM
Dear Maximilian

I am not sure to 100% but I think the distance was about 30cm or 0.99ft, scale1:1. The picture size is original. But . . . you are right, the deep focus is strange. I can not explain.

Maybee the distance was a little more than 30cm or 0.99ft
Thanks for the reply and the information, mistkäfer!

I would have guessed that it might have been about 50 cm and some croping compareable to this one here
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=442.msg333811#msg333811
But maybe I'm just a little bit missled about the DOF by comparing the bee to the dragonfly, which is a lot bigger than the bee.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dlee13 on November 04, 2014, 08:20:16 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/15523371970_b6f8d529bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDKkEj)
3DS (https://flic.kr/p/pDKkEj) by Daniel E Lee (https://www.flickr.com/people/71081860@N08/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Daniel 78d on November 04, 2014, 08:58:26 AM
I think it's the best lens I own.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 10, 2014, 03:16:27 AM
March Fly in flight.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SuWp7LS4UsI/VGBybqvMu0I/AAAAAAAAA5k/SxiTADlT9Ek/w1000-h653-no/378A1730_March_fly.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 10, 2014, 03:40:54 PM
March Fly in flight.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SuWp7LS4UsI/VGBybqvMu0I/AAAAAAAAA5k/SxiTADlT9Ek/w1000-h653-no/378A1730_March_fly.jpg)
Wow! How did you manage to shoot this?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lion rock on November 10, 2014, 04:01:51 PM
Nice!
Never knew a fly would pose for a pix!
Delightful!
-r

March Fly in flight.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 10, 2014, 04:05:59 PM
March Fly in flight.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SuWp7LS4UsI/VGBybqvMu0I/AAAAAAAAA5k/SxiTADlT9Ek/w1000-h653-no/378A1730_March_fly.jpg)
Wow! How did you manage to shoot this?
Thanks.

From an insect perspective, I noticed they were hanging around the back of house, hovering on occasion (for 2-3 seconds), before darting off. If I stood still, peaking over the viewfinder (because they would dart off at the slightest movement), they would get within 1-2m from me. But sometimes, they would get within 30-50cms from the lens.

I had the twin macro flash setup, plus the 5D3 was set to 6fps, and in AI Servo mode. The tricky bit (from a camera perspective) was trying to get enough focus points to pick up on the fly, and not the background. Sooooo many out of focus / trees in focus shots. Thankfully, it's digital, not film ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 10, 2014, 04:07:02 PM
Nice!
Never knew a fly would pose for a pix!
Delightful!
-r

March Fly in flight.
Thanks lion rock. I'm a march fly whisperer :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: K-amps on November 14, 2014, 12:19:45 PM
Just tried this in dim lights, no flash, handheld, so had to shoot wide open at about 5 inches (with ext tube) and DoF  of less than 1mm.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on November 17, 2014, 10:51:04 AM
Hi K-amps!

Really nice idea and good result. Especially for that circumstances.

The only thing I am thinking about is the WB and the color tones.
They look pleasing but a little bit off, maybe due to the light.
But nothing that must be changed. It's more about preferences.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on November 22, 2014, 10:38:15 PM
March Fly in flight.


That is pretty awesome.  I've tried that with dragonflies before so I can only imagine something smaller.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Hjalmarg1 on November 22, 2014, 11:21:51 PM
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March Fly in flight.

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Fantastic Capture! Well done.
My 100L is always in my backpack bag. This is insanely good and sharp
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: slclick on November 23, 2014, 09:27:31 AM
I love mine but switching from MF to AF is a bit wonky. I have to rotate the ring a bit for it to kick in.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on November 23, 2014, 10:13:32 AM
We had a fairly low tide yesterday so I went down to the tide pools along the cliffs at Cabrillo National Monument.  Lots of these Striped Crabs in the crevices.  Used a pair of small flashlights for illumination.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cabillo-Mission-Bay-22NOV14/i-xXV7mPc/0/X3/MBSDRCNM1001-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Al Chemist on November 23, 2014, 11:56:58 AM
I spent way too much time trying to get a honeybee in flight one day. Finally used manual focus, f8 for good depth of field and spray and pray! Not a great shot, but the best I could get.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 25, 2014, 07:10:41 AM
That is pretty awesome.  I've tried that with dragonflies before so I can only imagine something smaller.

Fantastic Capture! Well done.
My 100L is always in my backpack bag. This is insanely good and sharp

Thanks. It was fun taking the shot :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 25, 2014, 07:11:39 AM
Drop of life.

I did use the 25mm extension ring, with the 100mm macro. It gave me a little more magnification, which I needed for a drop of water :)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fP5uEvVtVxk/VHRwiCyszTI/AAAAAAAAA9A/QFzBU9t9g8A/w754-h759-no/378A2086_Water_drop.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on November 25, 2014, 07:37:10 AM
Drop of life.

I did use the 25mm extension ring, with the 100mm macro. It gave me a little more magnification, which I needed for a drop of water :)
Great shot!
The refraction in the water drop makes it really cool.
In addition please also share the exposure data, esp. f-stop and distance. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on November 26, 2014, 05:05:30 AM
Drop of life.

I did use the 25mm extension ring, with the 100mm macro. It gave me a little more magnification, which I needed for a drop of water :)
Great shot!
The refraction in the water drop makes it really cool.
In addition please also share the exposure data, esp. f-stop and distance. Thanks in advance.
Thanks Maximilian. The details are: ISO400  2.5 seconds @ f11. I used the Macro twin flash and the distance was probably around 100mm (it was pretty much the minimum focus distance of the 100mm lens plus 25mm extension tube).

It was raining at the time, and I've discovered how well the 5D3 takes moisture. Not that I want to get it wet, but, sometimes the best time to take pic's of water drops is in the rain :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: dlee13 on November 30, 2014, 10:02:45 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7472/15711058989_5f158fa3bf_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15586306097_6b71456192_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pWkhtp)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on December 15, 2014, 06:12:57 AM
Callistemon (AKA Bottlebrush). In flower Down Under at the moment.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zspDeeN5E0A/VI7BYWudlfI/AAAAAAAAA-E/uGhwERAyZRc/w1000-h722-no/378A2190_Callistemon.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: ERHP on January 09, 2015, 01:50:50 AM
Just a small flower I saw at Falmouth Spring, FL.  Used a pair of small Surefires to illuminate the blooms.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/North-Florida-20DEC-02JAN15/i-gTtgCmT/0/X3/NF1205-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Bennymiata on January 09, 2015, 04:49:17 AM
I've only had mine for a few months,  but I love it.
Sharp, light and great fun to use.
All taken hand held, natural light on my 5d3.

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Hjalmarg1 on January 09, 2015, 05:13:33 AM
Nice pictures
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on January 10, 2015, 06:36:39 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8582/15817145677_fc16167784_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6H1me)Sago Palm(Cycas revoluta) leaves (https://flic.kr/p/q6H1me) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14909610972_0257c13342_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHvDU9)Brown Anole lizard(Anolis sagrei) (https://flic.kr/p/oHvDU9) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7540/16006846752_0169417bd0_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qotgSq)Flowers on a walk around my block (https://flic.kr/p/qotgSq) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7559/15391574524_bb5a95492a_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ps6QSy)Bird of Paradise Flower in my yard (https://flic.kr/p/ps6QSy) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on January 10, 2015, 06:38:22 PM
One more :)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15826417288_c5947791ea_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q7wwtA)Mushroom in my yard (https://flic.kr/p/q7wwtA) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: AshtonNekolah on January 14, 2015, 09:28:58 PM
Bzzzzzz
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on January 15, 2015, 02:09:11 AM
Really nice pictures, serendipidy!

I mostly like the palm leaves. Because of that geometrical pattern and the tiny white hair and waterdrops.
About composition: did you try to do this motive diagonal? (Not this specific picture. Surely won't work. I meant reframing)
Might give it an extra touch if it brakes out of the rectangular order.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: pdirestajr on February 03, 2015, 11:05:39 AM
Love this lens for portraits too.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/16402310716_524036bd80_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qZq8wC)Snow Day (https://flic.kr/p/qZq8wC) by Philip DiResta (https://www.flickr.com/people/33209017@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on February 07, 2015, 04:06:08 PM
Really nice pictures, serendipidy!

I mostly like the palm leaves. Because of that geometrical pattern and the tiny white hair and waterdrops.
About composition: did you try to do this motive diagonal? (Not this specific picture. Surely won't work. I meant reframing)
Might give it an extra touch if it brakes out of the rectangular order.

Thanks Maximilian. Sorry for delay, but just read your reply. Good suggestion about diagonal framing. I took this and cropped again on diagonal several tries.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/16279537658_22a5f4fb4d_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qNyTnL)Sago Palm(Cycas revoluta) leaves (https://flic.kr/p/qNyTnL) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/16441239076_b24905a12c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r3RDzf)Sago Palm(Cycas revoluta) leaves (https://flic.kr/p/r3RDzf) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8677/16465509321_f5e2109f48_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r613gK)Sago Palm(Cycas revoluta) leaves (https://flic.kr/p/r613gK) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on February 07, 2015, 10:47:12 PM
Love this lens for portraits too.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/16402310716_524036bd80_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qZq8wC)Snow Day (https://flic.kr/p/qZq8wC) by Philip DiResta (https://www.flickr.com/people/33209017@N00/), on Flickr
What a delightful smile!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on February 07, 2015, 10:48:41 PM
Really nice pictures, serendipidy!

I mostly like the palm leaves. Because of that geometrical pattern and the tiny white hair and waterdrops.
About composition: did you try to do this motive diagonal? (Not this specific picture. Surely won't work. I meant reframing)
Might give it an extra touch if it brakes out of the rectangular order.

Thanks Maximilian. Sorry for delay, but just read your reply. Good suggestion about diagonal framing. I took this and cropped again on diagonal several tries.
These look lovely!
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Maximilian on February 09, 2015, 02:23:30 AM
Really nice pictures, serendipidy!

I mostly like the palm leaves. Because of that geometrical pattern and the tiny white hair and waterdrops.
About composition: did you try to do this motive diagonal? (Not this specific picture. Surely won't work. I meant reframing)
Might give it an extra touch if it brakes out of the rectangular order.

Thanks Maximilian. Sorry for delay, but just read your reply. Good suggestion about diagonal framing. I took this and cropped again on diagonal several tries.
The delay was worth waiting for it.
The first one looks best IMHO because of the ascending direction from left to right
(there was something psychological about giving a positive feeling...  ::) ;) )
But the others are also fine.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: drjlo on February 10, 2015, 06:02:17 PM

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/16495013522_7a3ff062f4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r8BfQS)EOSE2823 (https://flic.kr/p/r8BfQS) by drjlo1 (https://www.flickr.com/people/57834091@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on February 23, 2015, 02:55:08 PM
Thanks rpt and Maximilian. :)

I agree that the first one is best because of the ascending left to right direction.

I recently noticed that the composition of many of the birds and animal shots posted here on CR that I like the best are the ones in which the animal is facing towards the left side of the frame. I finally figured out that is probably because, since I read from left to right, I subconsciously scan from left to right and therefore see the animals face first instead of it's rear.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on February 23, 2015, 03:53:37 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8595/16437667788_9bd7e5e202_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r3xkXj)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (https://flic.kr/p/r3xkXj) by Emil Lundström (https://www.flickr.com/people/52124496@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8594/16437816060_b6c5e32153_c.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/r3y72J)Photographer Emil Lundstrom (https://flic.kr/p/r3y72J) by Emil Lundström (https://www.flickr.com/people/52124496@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on February 23, 2015, 06:36:46 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8595/16437667788_78dd66077d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r3xkXj)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (https://flic.kr/p/r3xkXj) by imaginize.net (https://www.flickr.com/people/52124496@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8594/16437816060_fa0309f52b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r3y72J)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (https://flic.kr/p/r3y72J) by imaginize.net (https://www.flickr.com/people/52124496@N04/), on Flickr
Lovely shots, Emil. Well done. 8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on February 23, 2015, 06:48:12 PM
Very nice shots, Emil. I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Dr.D on February 24, 2015, 11:47:51 AM
This is a photo resulting from a studio session of Mushrooms inspired by a line art drawing from the 1930's. A few more images at www.dlage.com/mushroomstudy
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: hhkd on February 14, 2016, 08:06:30 PM
A Stink Bug

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1601/24737245240_e824b2e23f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DFWRbh)Stink Bug (https://flic.kr/p/DFWRbh) by Hashim D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124078526@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1595/24737241710_200260f48f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DFWQ8q)Stink Bug (https://flic.kr/p/DFWQ8q) by Hashim D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124078526@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: OlAf on March 03, 2016, 10:08:17 AM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/24811020024_fb77af353b_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1564/24811020024_d6234f3741_o.jpg)
561A0406 (https://flic.kr/p/DNsXRj) by -OlAf- (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43506647@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: slclick on March 04, 2016, 03:39:01 PM
That period between winter and spring....
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: slclick on March 04, 2016, 03:40:24 PM
straw pond reflection
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on March 04, 2016, 04:34:12 PM
561A0406 by OlAf- on Flickr


Lovely shot, OlAf.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on March 04, 2016, 04:36:42 PM
Very nice series, slclick. I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: slclick on March 04, 2016, 05:02:20 PM
Very nice series, slclick. I especially like the first picture.

Thanks! It's 'Sprinter' here in Utah. Some interesting decay and just a few things popping up for color. Lots of ocher.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Jerryrigged on July 20, 2016, 07:31:44 PM
Some Portraits with the 100mm f/2.8L Macro:
Title: My spider will eat your stink bug. :)
Post by: drmikeinpdx on November 08, 2016, 07:19:22 PM
I took advantage of the refurbished sale last week and picked up my first macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 L IS.  Here is my first macro photo with the new lens.  I was using F/4.5, which didn't give quite enough depth of field.  I will know better next time.  The lens does not appear to need any kind of focus adjustment.  Like virtually all of the L lenses I've tried, the focus is right on the money with my 5D3.

Now, does anyone know what kind of spider this is?  He/she lives near Portland, Oregon.

(http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/img/s11/v3/p254709149-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on November 08, 2016, 07:23:43 PM
Very nice shot.
Title: Re: My spider will eat your stink bug. :)
Post by: lion rock on November 08, 2016, 08:45:29 PM
drmikeinpdx,
May be an orb web weaving spider.
-r

I took advantage of the refurbished sale last week and picked up my first macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 L IS.  Here is my first macro photo with the new lens.  I was using F/4.5, which didn't give quite enough depth of field.  I will know better next time.  The lens does not appear to need any kind of focus adjustment.  Like virtually all of the L lenses I've tried, the focus is right on the money with my 5D3.

Now, does anyone know what kind of spider this is?  He/she lives near Portland, Oregon.

Title: Re: My spider will eat your stink bug. :)
Post by: DominoDude on November 09, 2016, 12:00:34 PM
...
Now, does anyone know what kind of spider this is?  He/she lives near Portland, Oregon.
...
Looks similar to one of this species -> Araneus diadematus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araneus_diadematus
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: chrysoberyl on November 11, 2016, 08:22:04 AM
Wild Orchid.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: chrysoberyl on November 11, 2016, 08:23:20 AM
Turk's Cap Lily.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on November 11, 2016, 08:24:24 AM
Turk's Cap Lily.

Very nice. Well done, chrysobery.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: chrysoberyl on November 11, 2016, 09:13:15 AM
Turk's Cap Lily.

Very nice. Well done, chrysobery.

Thanks!  This is a truly versatile lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 11, 2016, 09:43:11 AM
Turk's Cap Lily.
Lovely! Did you focus stack it? Could you share your workflow?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: chrysoberyl on November 11, 2016, 10:31:03 AM
Turk's Cap Lily.
Lovely! Did you focus stack it? Could you share your workflow?

Sure!

Workflow
-   Lighting: shade on a sunny day
-   6D + 100mm L
-   ISO 500
-   f/11
-   Minimally post processed in DPP and cropped quite a bit

No focus stacking.  With this lens and large (3" wide in this case) objects, I tend to take my shots 6' or so away and crop to get acceptable DOF.

At some point I will learn focus stacking, but I'd rather spend my time locating and shooting pretty wildflowers.  No criticism of those who do focus stack!  Just not my preference.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: JonAustin on November 11, 2016, 10:43:39 AM
Very nice. Well done, chrysobery.

Thanks!  This is a truly versatile lens.

+1 on the image, as well as on the "versatile" comment.

I've had my 100L for about 6 years, but use it mostly for in-studio portrait (alternating with the 70-200/2.8L IS II) and product photography. I really should get out and do some more nature macro work ...
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: chrysoberyl on November 11, 2016, 11:21:07 AM
Old Man's Ear fungus.  Edible, BTW.  Looks as yummy as it sounds!

I can see where focus stacking would be quite useful in this case.  What's the best way to learn the technique - do a few shots and delve into Photoshop?
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: rpt on November 11, 2016, 05:20:41 PM
Turk's Cap Lily.
Lovely! Did you focus stack it? Could you share your workflow?

Sure!

Workflow
-   Lighting: shade on a sunny day
-   6D + 100mm L
-   ISO 500
-   f/11
-   Minimally post processed in DPP and cropped quite a bit

No focus stacking.  With this lens and large (3" wide in this case) objects, I tend to take my shots 6' or so away and crop to get acceptable DOF.

At some point I will learn focus stacking, but I'd rather spend my time locating and shooting pretty wildflowers.  No criticism of those who do focus stack!  Just not my preference.
Thanks. I use Magic Lantern for focus stacking. For flowers it works only if there is no wind. Then I merge the images in photoshop. There are some free softwares too to do the merging.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: drmikeinpdx on December 17, 2016, 11:26:47 PM
During a break between "snow events" the sun came out and I decided to put my macro lens on my T5i to photograph some odd purple berries.  While I was photographing, a robin dropped in and warned me not to eat any of them.  I decided to see if the macro lens would work as a bird lens.


(http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/img/s9/v97/p1087617201-5.jpg)

(http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/img/s12/v177/p1087617205-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: DominoDude on December 18, 2016, 10:18:25 AM
During a break between "snow events" the sun came out and I decided to put my macro lens on my T5i to photograph some odd purple berries.  While I was photographing, a robin dropped in and warned me not to eat any of them.  I decided to see if the macro lens would work as a bird lens.

...

Wow, outstanding!
I really love the weird coloured berries - never seen anything like it before.
The 100/2.8L is bloody awesome at all distances. I've used it myself for birds as the one I have for my avatar - a Jackdaw.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: DominoDude on December 18, 2016, 10:24:41 AM
More examples of the 100/2.8L used on my feathered friends.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on December 18, 2016, 12:42:54 PM
I really like your last picture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: DominoDude on December 18, 2016, 01:25:07 PM
I really like your last picture.
Thanks, Click!
It's the same bird. I was able to walk around it and shoot it from a few different angles while it laid on the brick wall near the sea. Very cooperative little fellow, allowed me to get to about 1m away from it.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on December 18, 2016, 01:32:17 PM
Well done, DominoDude   :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: LordofTackle on December 18, 2016, 04:03:23 PM
The sharpness of this lens amazes me again and again :)

well done
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Ryananthony on March 03, 2017, 08:50:03 PM
I was sitting at home bored and tried to take some pics of my pocket watch. Very low ambient light.

1dx, ISO 32.000, f8, 1/40. zero noise reduction.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Jopa on October 03, 2017, 05:41:30 AM
Recently got this lens as a birthday gift for myself. Didn't expect such versatility in a simple inexpensive lens. The IS, IQ and weather sealing are amazing. Got also a Yongnuo YN24EX for it, yet another bargain.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4386/37426348075_29bbed63dc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z2ePnn)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4399/23587974028_f3da290a33_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWowTo)

Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: SecureGSM on October 03, 2017, 06:07:24 AM
Jopa, I like the second photo the most. The skin tones are superb. well done, my friend!

I was sitting at home bored and tried to take some pics of my pocket watch. Very low ambient light.

1dx, ISO 32.000, f8, 1/40. zero noise reduction.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Click on October 03, 2017, 09:01:45 AM
Recently got this lens as a birthday gift for myself. Didn't expect such versatility in a simple inexpensive lens. The IS, IQ and weather sealing are amazing. Got also a Yongnuo YN24EX for it, yet another bargain.

Nice shot on the first one.

Lovely portrait on the second.  :)

Well done, Jopa.
Title: Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Post by: Jopa on October 03, 2017, 11:47:40 AM
Thank you so much guys!!!