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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #285 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...!
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #285 on: December 09, 2013, 04:58:17 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #286 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.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #287 on: December 09, 2013, 12:50:33 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #288 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.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #289 on: December 10, 2013, 01:32:16 PM »
Leafs on a cold day.

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #290 on: December 10, 2013, 02:42:40 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #291 on: December 10, 2013, 02:44:02 PM »
Leafs on a cold day.

Very nice.  8)  I especially like the first one.

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #291 on: December 10, 2013, 02:44:02 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #292 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.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #293 on: December 11, 2013, 07:38:57 AM »
Moth on an old farm post.

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #294 on: December 11, 2013, 09:38:00 AM »
Great shot Mr Bean. Nicely done.

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #295 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 :)
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #296 on: December 13, 2013, 12:39:49 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #297 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.



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 :)
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #297 on: December 13, 2013, 08:26:51 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #298 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.



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 :)


Wow! Lovely and great detail.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #299 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.



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 :)


Wow! Lovely and great detail.
Thanks serendipidy :)
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« Reply #299 on: December 14, 2013, 05:00:21 AM »