Index  •   • New Posts  •   • RTAT  •   • "Best Of"  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New Posts  •   • RTAT  •   • "Best Of"  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS News & Rumors Lens Rumors and Predictions
Thread started 16 Aug 2007 (Thursday) 01:28
PREV/NEXT

100mm macro going to be replaced soon?

 
wangta
Hatchling
3 posts
Joined Jul 2006
MORE INFO

does anyone know if the 100mm macro is going to be replaced by something newer anytime soon?

i'm asking because i'm trying to decide on a new macro lens to buy and its basically between the canon 100mm macro and the sigma 150 macro

i dont wanna end up buying the canon only to find out its been replaced by something newer and better. i think its been out since 2000, 7 years is a long time.

and yes i know this is my first post lol

Aug 16, 2007 01:28



LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
sm1rf
Senior Member
sm1rf's Avatar
940 posts

Joined Jul 2006

Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England
MORE INFO

7 years might be a long time, but if it's not broken why fix it. The 50mm f1.4 hasn't been changed for a long time to my knowledge as it a very good lens. Seems to me the standard canon primes only get upgraded if they are designated L. I might of course be wrong!

Aug 16, 2007 01:36

"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not purchase"

My Gear
http://underwoodphotog​raphic.zenfolio.com/external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
ChrisBlaze
Goldmember
ChrisBlaze's Avatar
1,801 posts

Joined Oct 2006

Honolulu, Hawaii
MORE INFO

Why would it?

Aug 16, 2007 01:36

Canon 1D Mark II N/5D Mark III/ 6D/ 7D /85mm f1.2L Mk1/ 24-70 f2.8L/ 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM/ 100mm Macro f/2.8

Honolulu POTN

LOG IN TO REPLY
joegolf68
Goldmember
3,269 posts
Joined Nov 2005

Sacramento CA area
MORE INFO

This belongs in the rumors forum.

I own the 100mmmacro, it is one fine lens. I'd prefer Canon fix something that is actually in need of improvement more than this lens.

Aug 16, 2007 01:41

Gear List
:D Peace be upon you :D

LOG IN TO REPLY
ghocking
Senior Member
965 posts
Joined May 2005

Barrow-in-Furness England
MORE INFO

I bought mine last week, so I would say it will be changed any day know.

Aug 16, 2007 02:04

Geoff Hocking
G9|20D|40D|50D|5D|7D|1​DMkIIN
60 Macro|50 1.4|100 Macro|17-40 L|24-105 L|100-400 L|Sigma 18-200 OS
270EX|430EXII|580EX

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Kennymc
Goldmember
Kennymc's Avatar
1,501 posts

Joined May 2003

N.E coast of UK
MORE INFO

A newer version won't make the existing lens any less usable... Good glass, is good glass...

Aug 16, 2007 02:33 as a reply to ghocking's post 29 minutes earlier.

www.kennymc.comexternal link
Equipment http://kennymc.com/Inf​ormation/equipment.htm​lexternal link
http://www.kennymc.com​/equipment.htmexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
G35Driver
Goldmember
G35Driver's Avatar
1,420 posts

Joined Feb 2007

Fernley, NV USA
MORE INFO

its a great lens, I dont see it being upgraded any time soon.

Aug 16, 2007 04:36 as a reply to Kennymc's post 2 hours earlier.

ll 40D ll XTI ll 17-40mm f/4L ll 300mm f/4L IS ll 50mm f1.4 ll 420EX ll
My Complete Gear List /Honolulu POTN

LOG IN TO REPLY
sebr
Goldmember
sebr's Avatar
4,620 posts

Joined Jan 2007

Sweden/France
MORE INFO

sm1rf wrote in post #3736400external link
7 years might be a long time, but if it's not broken why fix it. The 50mm f1.4 hasn't been changed for a long time to my knowledge as it a very good lens. Seems to me the standard canon primes only get upgraded if they are designated L. I might of course be wrong!

I actually just got the 50/1.4 today. The 50 is a lens that I believe Canon should upgrade, but I did not want to wait :D. It is a great lens, but I am wondering why they do not upgrade the USM from micro-USM to ring-USM.

Aug 16, 2007 04:52

Sebastien
5D mkIII ; 17-40L ; 24-105L ; 70-200L II ; 70-300L ; 35L ; Σ85/1.4 ; 135L ; 100macro ; Kenko 1.4x ; 2x mkIII ; 580EXII
M ; 22/2.0 ; EF adapter
Benron Tripod; ThinkTank, Lowepro and Crumpler bags; Fjällräven backpack

LOG IN TO REPLY
tiha
Senior Member
tiha's Avatar
960 posts

Joined Feb 2005

44°49′14″N 20°27′44″E
MORE INFO

sebr wrote in post #3736681external link
It is a great lens, but I am wondering why they do not upgrade the USM from micro-USM to ring-USM.

I don't understand why they designed it with micro-USM in the first place? AFAIK, it's the only lens which offers FTM with micro-USM.

Aug 16, 2007 06:10

EOS 5D, EOS 30D, EOS 3, PowerShot G6
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, TS-E 90mm f/2.8, EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Speedlite 580EX, Speedlite 430EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Transmitter ST-E2
PBase: http://www.pbase.com/v​_tihomirexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
xarqi
Cream of the Crop
xarqi's Avatar
10,435 posts

Joined Oct 2005

Aotearoa/New Zealand
MORE INFO

How about IS? I think there is room for some improvement mechanically, but from what I've heard it is a fine lens optically. It is certainly on my wish list. That said, I've not seen a whiff of a rumour of a replacement any time soon. Oh - and ghocking - you're safe until a week after I buy mine! :-)

Aug 16, 2007 06:57



LOG IN TO REPLY
Kennymc
Goldmember
Kennymc's Avatar
1,501 posts

Joined May 2003

N.E coast of UK
MORE INFO

Most serious macro work is done on a tripod, which would make the IS unusable... I suppose it would be OK for a walk around macro type lens though...

Aug 16, 2007 07:04 as a reply to xarqi's post 6 minutes earlier.

www.kennymc.comexternal link
Equipment http://kennymc.com/Inf​ormation/equipment.htm​lexternal link
http://www.kennymc.com​/equipment.htmexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Goshawk
Senior Member
Goshawk's Avatar
841 posts

Joined Mar 2007

Tanzania
MORE INFO

Why would they want to change this lens. It is great as it is and very affordable for such sharp glass. IS on a Macro? Bloody well hope not.

Aug 16, 2007 07:20

1D Mk III - 100mm 2.8 Macro - 24-70mm 2.8L - 70-200mm 2.8L IS - 500mm 4.0L IS - 430EX, 580EX II, ST-E2, Stroboframe, Quantum Turboexternal link
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/deonnaude/external linkhttp://www.flickr.com/​photos/deonnaude/external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
xarqi
Cream of the Crop
xarqi's Avatar
10,435 posts

Joined Oct 2005

Aotearoa/New Zealand
MORE INFO

Good point, Kennymc. There's also the common use of flash for macro work too, which means that the camera doesn't really have much of a chance to wobble during exposure. I'm not sure I really thought it through. Still, being able to grab an image of a flower "on the run" stopped down for DOF, and handheld does have some appeal.

Aug 16, 2007 07:21



LOG IN TO REPLY
Kennymc
Goldmember
Kennymc's Avatar
1,501 posts

Joined May 2003

N.E coast of UK
MORE INFO

It would probably double the price of the lens, more gimmicky than practical I think...

Aug 16, 2007 07:28 as a reply to xarqi's post 7 minutes earlier.

www.kennymc.comexternal link
Equipment http://kennymc.com/Inf​ormation/equipment.htm​lexternal link
http://www.kennymc.com​/equipment.htmexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Pete
Cream of the Crop
Pete's Avatar
38,607 posts

Joined Jul 2006
MORE INFO

IS would also increase the weight of the lens as well.

IMO, there's not much to improve with the lens, so I'd buy one now if I were you.

Aug 16, 2007 07:54

Pete
UK SE Catch of the Day

LOG IN TO REPLY

4,787 views & 0 likes for this thread
100mm macro going to be replaced soon?
FORUMS News & Rumors Lens Rumors and Predictions

NOT A MEMBER YET? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO THE FORUMS
Registered members get all the features: search, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, own reviews...




SEND FEEDBACK TO STAFF    •   JUMP TO FORUM    •   FORUM RULES    •   Index    •   New Posts    •   RTAT    •   "Best Of"    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: By using this site you agree that some cookies will be stored on your browser. For unlogged users we store one session id cookie. For registered members we store (in addition to login session cookie) only cookies that are essential for required functionality. We do not store any personal tracking data in cookies or other browsers' data storage methods.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.1version 1.1
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00089 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is Robj57
1022 guests, 951 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 3341, that happened on Dec 11, 2014