An RF mount L macro lens will be announced alongside the high-megapixel EOS R camera

SteveC

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I agree with both peters and neuroanatomist--1:1.

Although I suppose some could argue that all you need is a short minimum focus distance.
 

Cochese

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Oct 22, 2014
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Good point, I forgot it was EF-M and neglected to check.

Thanks for the correction!

I have the MP-E 65. Not sure I’d actually want a ring light, too flat. The TwinLite does much better for adding depth to my shots (I had both MR and MT, didn’t keep the former).
I've only ever rented the the MP-E for a brief moment. I never got a chance to try any purpose built lights with it, just rigged up a holder for my two 430EX flashes. It did the job pretty well. But you know, bulky.
 

neuroanatomist

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I've only ever rented the the MP-E for a brief moment. I never got a chance to try any purpose built lights with it, just rigged up a holder for my two 430EX flashes. It did the job pretty well. But you know, bulky.
Macro rigs can get bulky! Even with the MT-24 EX, I sometimes prefer to get the heads further off axis with a pair of Wimberley F-2 brackets. Then there’s the need to light the background. All of that can turn into a Frankenmacro rig...

 

David - Sydney

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I have a little macro experience with my 100mm f/2.8 but would not be considered an expert but a focus rail slider is a pain. Could a zoom macro be used with focus (and zoom) stacking? Zoom avoids the rail slider and would end up being working from on tripod position. Would certainly be unique and potentially simplify macro shooting from a tripod. Slightly different focal length from back to front so open to comments about possible issues.
 
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Jethro

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Macro rigs can get bulky! Even with the MT-24 EX, I sometimes prefer to get the heads further off axis with a pair of Wimberley F-2 brackets. Then there’s the need to light the background. All of that can turn into a Frankenmacro rig...

My God! What a rig!! Do you actually handhold it?
 

Jethro

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I suspect the unique element will be the inbuilt LEDs. If it is at least 100mm then I'm definitely in!
 

flip314

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I'm predicting a Canon RF 200mm f2 macro... A Big White macro lens that costs $6000+. The innovation is that it's white.
 
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My perfect macro lens would be an image stabilized, fully weather sealed RF100-200mm f2.8 having 1x at 200mm and 2x at 100mm. Add in a fairly powerful built in ring light and of course a removable rotating tripod collar to round out its features. Wait.. while I'm at it, why not include a built in 2x teleconverter. Who wouldn't like a 400mm f5.6 that would focus from infinity to 2x life size? This lens would not only be an incredible macro lens but it would also be a nice portrait lens too with Wildlife and Sports capability as a nice kicker!
 

Bob Howland

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Hm, i have the 100mm 2,8L - I use it mostly for some portraits and occasionaly Macros for product shots. I must say that I actualy enjoy the lense. Is there something particular wrong with it, that I miss?
However, of course its very important for canon to include a good macro lense in the R lineup.


In my opinion 90% of the average photographers work can be done with a 24-70 F2,8 IS. However, I think for a truely unique lense lineup, Canon has to release this selection for the R mount, before it truely holds up to a professionals needs:


8mm Fisheye
11-24mm Ultra wide
16-35mm f4 Wide angle for travel
16-35mm f2,8 Wide angle
24-70 f2,8 general lense
24-105 f4 general lense for travel
70-200m f2,8 light tele
70-200mm f4 light tele for travel
100-400mm f 5,6 tele
200-600mm f5,6 sports and wildlife tele
800mm high end sports tele
24mm f1,4
35mm f1,4
50mm f1,2
85mm f1,4
135mm f1,8
50mm f2 Macro
100mm f2 Macro
60mm TSE
90mm TSE



In my opinion this is a perfect lineup to truely support pretty much any kind of professional work :)
You need to add a 400 f/2.8 with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters to photograph soccer, rugby and American football in crowded stadiums with ugly backgrounds. (Maybe ditch the 800 f/5.6.) Also, a 200 f/2 might be useful if you're ever hired to photograph the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. If you have to do indoor architectural photography, the 17 TSE and 24 TSE would also be useful.
 

Gazwas

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Sep 3, 2018
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How about an RF TS-E Macro that is Auto Focus - something like the EF 100mm f/2.8L but with tilt/shift?

Is that possible?
 

Gazwas

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Sep 3, 2018
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Canon has to release this selection for the R mount, before it truely holds up to a professionals needs:


8mm Fisheye
11-24mm Ultra wide
16-35mm f4 Wide angle for travel
16-35mm f2,8 Wide angle
24-70 f2,8 general lense
24-105 f4 general lense for travel
70-200m f2,8 light tele
70-200mm f4 light tele for travel
100-400mm f 5,6 tele
200-600mm f5,6 sports and wildlife tele
800mm high end sports tele
24mm f1,4
35mm f1,4
50mm f1,2
85mm f1,4
135mm f1,8
50mm f2 Macro
100mm f2 Macro
60mm TSE
90mm TSE
You missed the wide TS-E lenses. I'd love to see an updated version of the Canon TS-E 17mm f4L in RF to eliminate its distortion.
 

SteveC

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How about an RF TS-E Macro that is Auto Focus - something like the EF 100mm f/2.8L but with tilt/shift?

Is that possible?
One engineering problem that would have to be solved is getting the electrical connectivity through the sliding/tilting hardware. One solution to that I can think of would be ugly, involving a ribbon cable of a sort to connect the end that's on the camera with the actual motors (in the front, the other side of the slide and rocker)

But that assumes something I shouldn't assume: I don't know what it would mean to "autofocus" a tilted lens anyway. Generally the focal plane is tilted with respect to the sensor in this case--and that's where my knowledge ends. It may not be possible to autofocus under these circumstances (especially if it's not definable).

As a complete aside, I have the non L 100 mm macro, and they can have it when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.
 
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