I am fairly new to Canon Rumors but wanted some guidance from those shooters who upgraded from APS-C to Full Frame and what full frame macro lens they went with if they were shooting with the 60mm APS-C macro. I have the 60d and used the 60mm macro for closeups the last 18 months. The type of closeups I shot with the 60mm are babies feet, flowers, engagement rings/wedding ring type shots, and documents.
I plan to upgrade from the 60d to the 6d (or whatever the entry level full frame is called when it comes out) so I'll likely be getting rid of the 60mm since it's an ef-s. I know the 100mm 2.8 is l macro would be best lens to go with on the full frame and that I've basically been shooting with a 100mm since the 60mm x 1.6 is 96mm equivalent. However, I think I'll get the 17-40l (one of the reasons I am upgrading to ff is to get true wide angle / noncropped wide angle shots) first so the 100mm l isnt in my budget. Therefore I'm considering the 50mm f2.5 macro (mainly because of it's great price of $279) or regular 100mm macro.
1.) I've seen a few reviews that mention that the af on the 50mm macro is noisy...but is it so noisy/loud that it would disturb a quiet baby?
2.) What has been the experience of shooters using the 50mm on a APS-C body (just in case I end up keeping the 60d)? On an APS-C the 50mm could serve as an 80mm equivalent when needed.
3.) What full frame macro lens did you select for full frame when upgrading from APS-C to full frame and why?
4.) If you have both the 50mm macro and 100mm macro do you find that you use them equally and for what kinds of shooting? (I'm thinking that the only shot I would use the 50mm macro for is documents).