Two new RF L mount lenses rumored for 2021 [CR1]

Michael Clark

Now we see through a glass, darkly...
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Many people use AF for macro, it's very useful for butterflies, lizards, amphibians and snakes. For dead subjects (or even flowers in field) on table using MF with focus rails for stacking is appropriate but using rails and tripod in field in harsh conditions is slow and a sure shot method to miss the moment. For both these photos I relied on AF of 100mm L and both were shot during Monsoons in western ghats in forest filled with fog(technically they were clouds that bring monsoon rains with 100% humidity).
Nyctibatrachus petraeus (3) by Chaitanya Shukla, on Flickr
IMG_9039 by Chaitanya Shukla, on Flickr
And the first one shows a fair amount of camera movement.
 

Chaitanya

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Jun 27, 2013
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And the first one shows a fair amount of camera movement.
There is quite a bit of flowing water over the Wrinkled/night frog which might be reason for loss of sharpness, males of these frogs do prefer to live on edges of streams. Also they are active at night and they are very sensitive to light which makes capturing males calling very difficult. Couple more frogs shot with macro lenses and with AF.
 

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usern4cr

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I use it. Example?


Eos R 1/1600 @ f/8
Sigma 105 with extension tube, uncropped horizontally.
I also use AF when taking macro or 1:2 magnification photos. In fact, I love the freedom of handheld shots without a flash, and using AF with dual IS is what I rely on for a sharp photo with smooth blurred backgrounds.
 

BeenThere

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Sep 4, 2012
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Eastern Shore
I also use AF when taking macro or 1:2 magnification photos. In fact, I love the freedom of handheld shots without a flash, and using AF with dual IS is what I rely on for a sharp photo with smooth blurred backgrounds.
Getting the head/eyes in focus is usually critical on insect macro shots. In the past I’ve always had to use MF to achieve this, but does the new eye AF work with bugs? Haven’t tried it yet.
 
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