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Image & Video Galleries => Macro => Topic started by: K-amps on September 18, 2011, 05:18:56 PM

Title: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: K-amps on September 18, 2011, 05:18:56 PM
Guys the non-L 100mm Macro is a great value. It is very sharp and half the price of the L version, and the L is not twice as good than this guy. Please post your 100mm Pics here:
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on September 18, 2011, 06:28:16 PM
Very good lens, I've had two of them before I bought the "L" . 

The advantage of the "L" is that it is much easier to use, so if your subject is going to disappear in a few seconds, you can capture it while the USM would still be hunting for focus.  If you can be deliberate and take your time, and use a tripod or very fast shutter speed, the USM IQ is actually a tad better.
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: K-amps on September 18, 2011, 09:28:45 PM
I agree. I sold the 100mm and got myself a 100mm L, I was not impressed by the IQ (it was good but not much better than the 100mm regular, infact the regular 100mm seemed sharper to me.). I ended up selling the L as well... maybe one day I can afford the 180mm L, I'd really like to try one of those out.
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: K-amps on September 18, 2011, 09:29:42 PM
Weed  :D
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: Hillsilly on September 18, 2011, 11:31:35 PM
I've got the earlier non-usm 100mm macro.  Talk about hunting in low light - I can barely get mine to autofocus indoors.  But the image quality is fantastic. 
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: Kernuak on June 16, 2012, 05:15:08 PM
Some from a few days ago.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7222/7381908638_9f59d4716b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7381908638/)
Eristalis tenax (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7381908638/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/7381913390_0933fa7f22.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7381913390/)
Arianella Spider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7381913390/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7381907478_fa095f7627.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7381907478/)
Mining Bee Collecting Nectar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7381907478/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: Pitbullo on June 17, 2012, 03:21:51 PM
One of mine:
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: gary samples on June 28, 2012, 08:34:42 PM
1DS markII
100MM F/6.3 ISO 320
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: gary samples on July 02, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
mark II 1Ds
100mm macro & twin lite mt - 24 ex
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: pdirestajr on July 02, 2012, 09:48:41 PM
I had the 100L first, traded it cause I didn't use it much. Then bought the 100 non-L on CL. I don't see a difference in IQ, they are both great! I use it for studio product photography so the weather sealing and IS are useless.

I also like using the 100 macro as a walk-around telephoto with basically no minimum focus distance. If I'm too close, well, I just get a detail shot- as opposed to no shot.
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: RichATL on July 02, 2012, 09:55:20 PM
I don't do a lot of Macro... but I use my 100 USM for beauty all the time

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7172079718_1e0659074a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079718/)
Infuse1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079718/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7172079810_ac19eb7266_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079810/)
Infuse2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079810/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: pdirestajr on July 02, 2012, 10:06:47 PM
I don't do a lot of Macro... but I use my 100 USM for beauty all the time

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7172079718_1e0659074a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079718/)
Infuse1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079718/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7172079810_ac19eb7266_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079810/)
Infuse2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7172079810/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr

Great work!

My wife works for the skincare and cosmetics company KORRES, and they do a lot of their beauty and ingredients photography with the 100 macro.
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: Pitbullo on July 06, 2012, 02:42:50 PM
A picture from today.
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: Kernuak on July 06, 2012, 05:20:41 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7516723522_65a855a775.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7516723522/)
White Tailed Bumble Bee Collecting Nectar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7516723522/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7516726914_7f6d909f64.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7516726914/)
Bombus lucorum with Mites (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7516726914/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7516724984_04228c71b3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7516724984/)
Wasp Beetle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7516724984/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: Pitbullo on August 13, 2012, 02:46:41 PM
Grass hopper!!! :D
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: dlleno on August 13, 2012, 03:22:48 PM
love the 100mm macro.  sure I've missed some shots due to no-IS but generally if I'm doing macro I'm using a tripod

Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: 2n10 on August 25, 2012, 06:44:32 PM
Some coral shots

Ricordea florida
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Coral/IMG_3206.jpg)

Favia species
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Coral/IMG_3205.jpg)

Chalice genus and species unknown
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Coral/IMG_3203.jpg)

Acropora formosa
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Coral/IMG_3193.jpg)

Montipora species
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Coral/IMG_3190.jpg)

A foraminiferan
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Coral/IMG_3184.jpg)

Seriatopora species
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Coral/IMG_3185.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: K-amps on August 30, 2012, 04:34:59 PM
Awesome shots!
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: 2n10 on August 30, 2012, 05:22:01 PM
Thanks, much better than the super macro setting on my SX20IS. 8)
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: verysimplejason on September 03, 2012, 05:53:02 AM
Here are some of my shots.  You may visit my flickr account as specified in my signature for other shots.

Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: K-amps on September 03, 2012, 07:08:46 PM
Wow. Check out the color pop on the red dragonfly...
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: verysimplejason on September 16, 2012, 08:21:37 AM
I went around our condo and noticed some things from the grass.  Very small things but nevertheless beautiful.  Beauty is truly anywhere.
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: verysimplejason on September 16, 2012, 08:29:47 AM
A teeny weeny crab.  Crablets, anyone?
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: 2n10 on September 28, 2012, 09:45:16 AM
Great shots, it is remarkable how pretty the teensy weensies can be.
Title: Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
Post by: florianbieler.de on October 23, 2012, 12:02:36 PM
I owned the non-L before Its optical quality is L-equivalent, but it lacks the build quality, thats why I upgraded to L now. Didn't have time to take macros with the L, but here are some of my non-L macros on a 5D Mark III. They are downsized.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7759566012_bffc47dda0_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7789493974_a665893152_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7795457272_46b8432541_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7718797178_bc36a1aa36_o.jpg)