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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2013, 02:41:21 AM »
Some old, some new...  The best pics I like the most among my macros...  It's simply the best lens and most loved lens that I have.
AWESOME

Thanks!!!  One question though, will it be as good or better with FF?

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2013, 02:41:21 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2013, 02:23:56 AM »
I just snagged this lens today, here's some first day use results...
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2013, 08:40:07 AM »
Wet, wet, wet...  :)  All shot handheld.  It could have been better but I didn't bring any tripod.






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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2013, 01:29:47 PM »
This really is a fun lens! So far I have managed to not use a tripod with it, as mainly it will be used at weddings, so I am just teaching myself to go handheld steady steady steady hands!!!!

Here's a few more test shots i did this morning!
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2013, 01:30:21 AM »
one from a todays wedding --
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2013, 03:54:19 AM »
I enjoyed viewing all the images on this thread L and non-L. I use my L version anytime I want to take pics of flowers and
macro shots. My macro's aren't that good yet. Practice and more Practice is what I need. Maybe I can get outside this week between periods of rain for some interesting shots.         
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2013, 05:34:37 AM »
I enjoyed viewing all the images on this thread L and non-L. I use my L version anytime I want to take pics of flowers and
macro shots. My macro's aren't that good yet. Practice and more Practice is what I need. Maybe I can get outside this week between periods of rain for some interesting shots.       

Just a tip...  If you want some "wet" shots, try bringing your own "rain".  :)

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2013, 05:34:37 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #82 on: September 17, 2013, 04:03:46 AM »
and one more
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #83 on: September 17, 2013, 04:20:48 AM »
This lens is also good for portraits.  Taken with 500D + 100mm F2.8 USM.





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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #84 on: September 17, 2013, 04:43:30 AM »
The color rendition from this lens is just so good to look at.  :)

How good is this lens at portraits? Moarrrr please, ;D like angox's.

Portraits?  You'll never go wrong with this lens.  It's just a little bit hard in my case because it's a little bit long for an APS-C when used for portraits and the AF is slow relatively if compared to 50mm F1.8 II (for portraits).

I have been following this thread for a while, and appreciate a lot of the photos in this thread, well done to many fine photographers. I have the Canon EF 100mm macro USM (non-L).

What was written above (which I've highlighted in red font) isn't my experience. My 100mm macro's AF is definitely quicker to focus than both copies of my Canon 50mm f/1.8 II - on either of my Canon DSLR's: 7D or 350D. Not as quick as my 70-300mm L, but it's not bad... better than eg a few Sigma telephoto zooms I've used.

If I limit the AF (ie so it doesn't search through the 'macro ranges') - the 100mm AF's quite snappy, at any subject distance- particularly on my 7D, but even on my 350D. I hated the slow, grindy, inaccurate AF of the 50mm f/1.8, so I got rid of both copies.

Here are a few recent macro photos I made with my 100mm nonL lens.
Note - there is also a Canon 100mm macro non-L, non-USM.... but it's quite old and not so many of those around anymore.
(PS - I have some great portraits with my 100mm macro lens too....)
I'm not a brand-fanatic. What I do appreciate is using my 7D and 350D cameras along with a host of lenses & many accessories to capture quality photos, and share with friends.

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #85 on: September 17, 2013, 05:30:13 AM »
The color rendition from this lens is just so good to look at.  :)

How good is this lens at portraits? Moarrrr please, ;D like angox's.

Portraits?  You'll never go wrong with this lens.  It's just a little bit hard in my case because it's a little bit long for an APS-C when used for portraits and the AF is slow relatively if compared to 50mm F1.8 II (for portraits).

I have been following this thread for a while, and appreciate a lot of the photos in this thread, well done to many fine photographers. I have the Canon EF 100mm macro USM (non-L).

What was written above (which I've highlighted in red font) isn't my experience. My 100mm macro's AF is definitely quicker to focus than both copies of my Canon 50mm f/1.8 II - on either of my Canon DSLR's: 7D or 350D. Not as quick as my 70-300mm L, but it's not bad... better than eg a few Sigma telephoto zooms I've used.

If I limit the AF (ie so it doesn't search through the 'macro ranges') - the 100mm AF's quite snappy, at any subject distance- particularly on my 7D, but even on my 350D. I hated the slow, grindy, inaccurate AF of the 50mm f/1.8, so I got rid of both copies.

Here are a few recent macro photos I made with my 100mm nonL lens.
Note - there is also a Canon 100mm macro non-L, non-USM.... but it's quite old and not so many of those around anymore.
(PS - I have some great portraits with my 100mm macro lens too....)

Sorry but I've shot a a modelling stint (while walking on a platform) using 50mm F1.8.  However I can't use the 100mm F2.8 USM for that because once the model moves, your AF servo won't be able to track them anymore due to longer movements in the barrel.  Once the 50mm F1.8 got a lock using AF servo, the movement inside isn't that much so it's better for tracking movements.  It might be true though that during initial AF, 100mm maybe faster by a hair.  However it's entirely different once your subject moves especially if it's moving towards you.

Anyway, here's some more early morning shots.  This is really my favorite lens.





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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #86 on: September 18, 2013, 01:44:34 PM »
I am really starting to love this lens!!!!
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #87 on: September 26, 2013, 12:41:20 PM »
here's one from this weekend
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #87 on: September 26, 2013, 12:41:20 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2013, 07:37:42 PM »
Canon 6D, 1/100s, f/4.0, ISO 2500 and some processing in Canon DPP
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #89 on: October 21, 2013, 12:50:36 AM »
Some old, some new...  The best pics I like the most among my macros...  It's simply the best lens and most loved lens that I have.
AWESOME

Thanks!!!  One question though, will it be as good or better with FF?
I doubt anyone will see a difference in a image posted on the web ... but if you are printing then the difference in quality will be easily noticable.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #89 on: October 21, 2013, 12:50:36 AM »