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Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« 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:
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Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 09:29:42 PM »
Weed  :D
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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #4 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. 
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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 05:15:08 PM »
Some from a few days ago.


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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 03:21:51 PM »
One of mine:

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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #10 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


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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #11 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


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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.
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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 02:42:50 PM »
A picture from today.

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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 05:20:41 PM »
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Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 02:46:41 PM »
Grass hopper!!! :D

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