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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

 
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Jun 29, 2017 22:08 |  #6796

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Jun 30, 2017 20:52 |  #6797

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Jul 04, 2017 23:58 |  #6798

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Jul 05, 2017 00:18 |  #6799

How about a photo that isn't a macro? I shot this with the 100mm 2.8 IS using the Brenizer Method. I was close enough to the Miata that it more than filled the frame of the viewfinder. Total number of overlapping images was 125. After cropping, about 100 images were used. Focus point was the driver's side headlight. I used custom white balance (one of the first photos I shot), ISO 200, manual for aperture and shutter speed (f/2.8 & 3200th), and turned off autofocus after the initial shot of the headlight.

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Jul 05, 2017 05:59 |  #6800


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Jul 05, 2017 13:27 |  #6801

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Jul 05, 2017 13:36 |  #6802

Why don't I already own this lens?




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Jul 05, 2017 13:57 |  #6803

I do not know :-), but I love it.


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Jul 06, 2017 10:07 |  #6804

Canon 6d + 100mm F2.8L Macro IS

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Canon 6d - Canon 100mm F2.8L Macro - Canon 28mm F1.8 - Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

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Jul 09, 2017 20:07 |  #6805

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Jul 13, 2017 12:50 |  #6806

If I get one of these, how much use can I get out of it without buying extra gear? Like special flashes for macros. I'm assuming the bugs above were not simply sunlit. I'd love to start playing around with some closeup shots.




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Jul 13, 2017 14:34 |  #6807

The 100L macro can be used just like any other lens. No need to buy extras to use it. Do a search for Pringles on this site and you will find many people use a regular flash with simple home made modifiers to use this lens. Even that is not needed to get started but just telling you about it to let you know macro shooting does not need to be expensive.

Of course if you get into it you will soon be looking at extension tubes, focus rails, stacking software....  :p


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Jul 13, 2017 16:30 |  #6808

Ascenta wrote in post #18401224 (external link)
If I get one of these, how much use can I get out of it without buying extra gear? Like special flashes for macros. I'm assuming the bugs above were not simply sunlit. I'd love to start playing around with some closeup shots.

If you are not that close to the subject, then natural light is often fine. For instance, big bugs like butterflies and dragonflies are good in natural light. Smaller bugs like wasps are often also good that way.

But as you get closer (read: as the magnification increases), problems with light and with camera shake increase. Then you might benefit from flash to increase light and stop motion. Or boost ISO. It's your choice.

And if you opt for flash, then you will want to make a diffuser to soften the light. There are lots of examples on line.


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Jul 13, 2017 18:39 |  #6809

Ascenta wrote in post #18401224 (external link)
If I get one of these, how much use can I get out of it without buying extra gear? Like special flashes for macros. I'm assuming the bugs above were not simply sunlit. I'd love to start playing around with some closeup shots.

We don't know what equipment you already have. If you have a decent tripod, off camera flash capability, and a reflector, I'd say you're in pretty good shape to start. But even w/o the latter two, you'll get cool images. The EF100 f2.8 makes a pretty fine general purpose short tele lens as well. Try some portraits with it. You'll like it.




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Jul 13, 2017 22:04 |  #6810

Ascenta wrote in post #18401224 (external link)
If I get one of these, how much use can I get out of it without buying extra gear? Like special flashes for macros. I'm assuming the bugs above were not simply sunlit. I'd love to start playing around with some closeup shots.

All the images below were taken with this lens and non-especial flash.

Possibilities are endless!

EF 100mm f/2.8L, letter-size printout of a cloudy sky as background, black acrylic sheet as surface, off-camera flash:

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EF 100mm f/2.8L, with natural light only:

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