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Poll"Which Macro prime lens do you use?"

Canon 60 f2.8
454
11%
Canon 100 f2.8
1906
46.2%
Canon 180 f3.5
139
3.4%
Sigma 50 f2.8
99
2.4%
Sigma 105 f2.8
253
6.1%
Sigma 150 f2.8
261
6.3%
Sigma 180 f3.5
61
1.5%
Tamron 90 f2.8
261
6.3%
Tamron 180 f3.5
43
1%
Tokina 100 f2.8
54
1.3%
Canon MPE65
213
5.2%
Canon 50mm f2.5 "Comapct" Macro / LS Converter
126
3.1%
Canon 100 f2.8L IS
253
6.1%
Tamron 60mm F/2.0 1:1 SP Macro
0
0%
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
0
0%
Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar
0
0%
Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar
0
0%

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pup wrote in post #1422610external link
I'm not surprised,
but I am surprised only 1 person (at this point) uses the Tamron 90mm

This poll is helping me make my macro choice

I chose the Tammy 90 over the Canon for the following reasons

- A bit cheaper

- The objective lens is set back so I don't have to use a hood (the Canon's is right up at the very end so I would'nt use it without the hood for some sort of protection for any use other than Macro work (works nicely for even landscape shots) . And the Canon hood is expensive for what it is.

- It is light and after I put together my macro rig combos...they get heavy.

- I thought the IQ etc is right up there with the Canon.

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Since voting the Tamron 90mm as the nearest to the manual focus 90mm f/2.5 version I had kept from my film days, I've replaced it with the Canon 100mm, but I don't think there's a way of changing my vote, so it's yet one more for the Canon 100mm, and I'm very pleased with it. Sorry for a very long sentence!

Post #137, Dec 26, 2007 16:25:56


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does anypone have a link to the chart soemone did showing the working distances of each lens? I've been searching a bit and can't find it.

Thanks.

Post #138, Dec 28, 2007 15:34:11 as a reply to Madweasel's post 1 day earlier.


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AccidentalArt wrote in post #4584774external link
does anypone have a link to the chart soemone did showing the working distances of each lens? I've been searching a bit and can't find it.

Thanks.

There is this one http://www.zen20934.ze​n.co.uk ...raphy/Macro_Equipme​nt.htmexternal link

and this one http://photography-on-the.net ...d.php?p=779256#post​779256

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I actually use my canon 300mm f/4 IS L now a lot of macro; especially if I put some tubes on- it really is awesome!

Post #140, Jan 02, 2008 20:57:50


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I got a 100mm f/2.8 for Christmas and I like. Still learning the curve.

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Just got the Canon 100mm. I have a lot to learn. I am a newbie to the world of photography and this is a whole different way of shooting.

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Is that Canpn f.2.8 100mm good for really sharp bug and flower close ups?

Thanks

Post #143, Jan 15, 2008 11:33:51


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shadowkipper wrote in post #4708067external link
Is that Canpn f.2.8 100mm good for really sharp bug and flower close ups?

Thanks

Incredibly sharp for sure!

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shadowkipper wrote in post #4708067external link
Is that Canpn f.2.8 100mm good for really sharp bug and flower close ups?

Thanks

Ideal.

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Thanks. Would you say that its better than the Sigma 105mm Macro? Its cheaper so i just wanted to know which one you thought was better.

w00t. I should be getting My Canon EOS 400d (Im new to SLR photography) Next Friday. I cant wait.

Post #146, Jan 16, 2008 07:06:32


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shadowkipper wrote in post #4714192external link
Thanks. Would you say that its better than the Sigma 105mm Macro? Its cheaper so i just wanted to know which one you thought was better.

w00t. I should be getting My Canon EOS 400d (Im new to SLR photography) Next Friday. I cant wait.

I don't think there is anything wrong with any of the available macro lenses as such, but I can't see the point of getting an independent make unless it does something really special or you are strapped for cash.

Take a look at this review http://translate.googl​e.com ...-8&prev=%2Flanguage_too​lsexternal link

The big difference between the Canon 100mm and the Sigma 105 is the focus method, the Canon is internal focus so it does not extend as you increase magnification, the Sigma is OLE meaning it extends (very significantly). The Canon has a fast silent USM AF motor with FTMF and a focus range limiter switch meaning it can double as a very sharp telephoto more effectively (IMHO).

The Canon did come out quite a bit sharper, specially at wider apertures in this review.

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racketman wrote in post #1434635external link
Tamron 90 up to three, suprised there are not more though given its good reviews. Brand loyalty fairly strong with Canon taking 45% of the total.

Count me in for the Tammy 90. Great glass.

Post #148, Jan 17, 2008 11:06:29


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Yay. Ive managed to reserve th following to mbuy next week:
Canon EOS (Ex-Display however mint condition) 400Dwith the (18-55mm Kit Lens). with 3 Year Damage Warranty
UV Filter
Camera Bag that should hold i think. The camera (equipped with a lens) and 2-3 others.
1 GB CF Card. I plan to buy a 4GB over the weekend though.

After that im gonna save up and buy the Canon 100mm f-2.8 Macro lens when i can find it cheap. Eaby perhaps, kerso is selling them at mad prices.

If ive got enoguh money i'll buy a cheapy flashgun and a flash diffuser next week to.

Thanks for all the help with the Macro lens. When i get it, i'll make sure i post some pics.

Post #149, Jan 18, 2008 08:08:10


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those of you that shoot the Canon 100mm, do you use a tripod ring on the lens or the camera to mount on tripod?

$143 for the ring mount seems extreme.

just wondered if it was necessary on a lens that only 1.6lbs.

thanks

Post #150, Jan 19, 2008 15:44:52 as a reply to shadowkipper's post 1 day earlier.


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