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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #120 on: January 28, 2014, 09:25:31 PM »
Thinking of getting this lens primarily for portrait attached to a 6D. It seems a few people are using if for portraits but most of the shots here are macro.
For those of you who own this lens with a FF camera, but aren't using it for portraits, what are you using? I am also at some point planning to get the 85mm but thinking of this one first.

This lens works well for portraits.  Before I got a better tripod, the 100L was about as heavy as I could go with the tripod, which was why I used it over the 70-200 II.  The bokeh isn't as nice as the 135L, but there is a lot value in being to focus close with the same lens.  The max mag. spec for the 135L is low.

Some of the recent portraits I've taken with this lens.  I've been using this lens for almost just every type of photography and it never failed me.  Just one word of advice... SHARP.  Sometimes this is just too sharp for its own good for portraits.  Some clients don't want their facial imperfections to show.  Luckily, it's easy enough to blur it through pp.



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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #121 on: January 30, 2014, 02:22:34 PM »
This guy was nice enough to stand still for a while.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #122 on: January 30, 2014, 06:59:27 PM »
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Some of the recent portraits I've taken with this lens.  I've been using this lens for almost just every type of photography and it never failed me.  Just one word of advice... SHARP.  Sometimes this is just too sharp for its own good for portraits.  Some clients don't want their facial imperfections to show.  Luckily, it's easy enough to blur it through pp.

Thanks for the portraits. I tend to soften faces in PP anyways. I'm sure I won't be disappointed with this lens :-)
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #123 on: January 30, 2014, 07:25:55 PM »
This guy was nice enough to stand still for a while.

Ajperk...just a fantastic shot!   very very cool!

what body did you use with this?
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #124 on: January 31, 2014, 10:03:13 AM »
This guy was nice enough to stand still for a while.

Ajperk...just a fantastic shot!   very very cool!

what body did you use with this?

Hello Northstar,

Thank you! I took the picture with a 6D.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #125 on: February 21, 2014, 01:49:15 PM »
Rain beetle marches forth (Handheld)

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2014, 06:55:01 PM »
Rain beetle marches forth (Handheld)

Nice capture! 
Here's a traditional ring shot...

1/125, F9, ISO100

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2014, 06:55:01 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #127 on: March 04, 2014, 10:04:59 AM »
The first crocuses (croci?) of Spring have begun to emerge down here.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #128 on: March 10, 2014, 02:36:42 PM »
a new photo, handhelf, from far. So this result is a big big crop... (900x1000 px from a 5d mark iii photo).
I think the result is optically very good...
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #129 on: March 14, 2014, 06:05:11 PM »

Eye by Eric Sturdivant, on Flickr

Rented this lens for a week to play with. Not sure I would purchase it (I found the focus speed to be a bit slow), but it was fun to play with.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #130 on: March 14, 2014, 06:08:24 PM »
Cool shot. Well done sturdiva.

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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #131 on: March 14, 2014, 10:29:56 PM »
I need to find time to use this wonderful lens...






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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #132 on: March 15, 2014, 07:27:30 AM »
Rain beetle marches forth (Handheld)

6D, 100mm f/2.8 macro (non-L)
1/500s at f/11, ISO 3200

Nice shot,...it looks like he's smoking a pipe!
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #133 on: March 15, 2014, 07:50:44 AM »
one of my first shots with my shiny new 5d mk III and trusty "old" 100mm L
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I have to say, I'm very happy with results  :)
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #134 on: March 15, 2014, 08:20:36 AM »
I need to find time to use this wonderful lens...




+1 ... and that's an awesome image.
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Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« Reply #134 on: March 15, 2014, 08:20:36 AM »