For focus stacking(macro) photographers do use dedicated lenses while this RF 24-105mm is a lens for the occasions when carrying macro lens is not an option. I can see this as a good lens for travelling with decent macro capabilities covering enviornment(24mm) to closeups(105mm).Point taken, I almost never use my 100L (at macro distances) at f/2.8. It's always stopped down quite a bit.
But some might shoot a 100 macro a hair wider than f/8 (say f/5.6 or so, where the lens is sharpest) for focus stacking.
Depending on the mood of snake and toxicity of venom I do use a sheet of acrylic mounted to front of lens to protect my hands. Only times I shoot wider than f/8 is when I am working in lab with dead specimen and I need to create stack of characters which tend to be quite small requiring high mag ratios. Like you said reproducing flat objects and art does need to be photographed at wide apertures but that use case I belive is a small niche among macro lens owners. Most commonly I see photographers using macro lenses for in field subjects and flowers.Personally, I'd only want to take macros of pit vipers with a 3,000 millimeter lens or greater.
(Edit: Unless, of course, there's zoo glass between me and the venomous beastie.)
I routinely shoot macro at f/5.6, but in my case I'm shooting a fairly flat object through a layer of plastic that's often scratched. f/5.6 generally puts the object in focus but the scratches out of focus. But, as I have said upthread, my situation is extremely unusual.
Here are some shots taken using 100mm Macro either at f11 or lower with last photo of Hump nosed pit viper shot on 5D mk 4. Unless someone is using macro lens for portraits I dont know anyone who uses macro lenses at apertures wider than f/8.
Here are some shots taken using 100mm Macro either at f11 or lower with last photo of Hump nosed pit viper shot on 5D mk 4.
Unless someone is using macro lens for portraits I don't know anyone who uses macro lenses at apertures wider than f/8.
It is worth noting though how compact this lens here is. Numbers are RF 24-105mm 4.0-7.1 | EF 24-105mm 3.5-5.6Also, you could adapt EF non-L 24-105 with the control ring adaptor and get:
No cripple hammer at work there -- that's inexpensive and fully featured. Have at it.
- an f/5.6 long end
- a dedicated focus ring
- fun RF control ring action