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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« on: February 23, 2013, 09:11:04 PM »

Arts Centre by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Yarra by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Extenders - Kenko vs Canon 1.4's & 2.0's
« on: February 23, 2013, 09:03:56 PM »
If you are looking at > 1:1 then E.tubes will help, the kenko ones work well, but will come down to what you are shooting - if small critters then the MP-E will be on the kit list.

The Kenko 1.4x TC works well with the 100mm L and reports to the camera correctly even on the 5D3. AF is accurate even on the outer focus points.

5D2 + 1.4

Rainbow Lorikeet by ncsabkk, on Flickr

5D3 + 1.4

white by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Passing by ncsabkk, on Flickr

5D3 + 1.4 + 68mm ET

Purple by ncsabkk, on Flickr

I thought I'd share an image I took yesterday. This is the reason for why I'm looking into magnification, as this is as close as I could get to the little fella with the 100 macro. Would have loved to get more detail!
This was shot handheld so the focus plane is a little off, but oh well :P Cheers

Street & City / Re: Tuscany and Cinque Terre with TS-E 24 II and TS-E 17
« on: February 22, 2013, 10:43:06 PM »
Excellent captures - great location too

Lenses / Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift for product photography?
« on: February 13, 2013, 03:01:07 PM »
Here are a couple of example shots with the TS-E 90mm.

This is with 68mm ET + 1.4x  + tilt @ near MFD

Peacock feather by ncsabkk, on Flickr

The others are simple shots both using some tilt to adjust the plane of focus..

Green by ncsabkk, on Flickr

mmm ... by ncsabkk, on Flickr

You will find it is a great tool for product work and is exceptionally sharp.

Well I don't use the 100mm macro at 1:1, just as close as possible to get the largest image I can. So I'd be looking to use the TS-E at around the same distance- it focuses pretty closely. I was just wondering if it would help with squeezing more DOF into a shot when shooting a product on a 3/4 angle. I have done focus stacking before, but when I'm shooting 30-50 toys at a time, well, it becomes a chore.

Thanks for the feedback all! If anyone has any small product shots with it I'd love to see. I think I should just rent it one day to see if is worth it.

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: February 10, 2013, 06:45:26 AM »

West Gate by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
« on: February 10, 2013, 06:44:05 AM »

Happy New Year by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Over there ... by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:09:25 AM »
A couple each with 3x stitched images

River by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Trestle Bridge by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Macro / Re: Canon MP-E 65 1x-5x 2.8 Macro Lens example photos
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:47:34 AM »

Yellow by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:45:21 AM »
85mm with CPL

Dusk by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:40:44 AM »
This is 3x images stitched with some Lee filters and a tweak of tilt.

River by ncsabkk, on Flickr

You should also consider a 5DMKII as with the difference in $s you could then acquire an MP-E 65mm and have the best lens for that work you are seeking out

5D2 + MP-E - fly size was approx 5-7mm

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