mCm wrote in post #9425010
I have the older 100mm macro (non-L version). From what I have read the new L series 100mm macro is good but the IS not quite there yet. Not a great value for your $.100mm L Macro Review
As for manual settings: 1/160sec, f/11, ISO 100. 580ex set to 1/16th power (or something close) positioned upper right with no diffuser and i used a piece of cardboard to shield the light from spilling onto the background. I also used two pieces of white cardboard as bounce cards, placed to the left and front left of the figures. The cardboard pieces were about the size of a comic book and came with a drawer box i have for my comics. Comic boards also work well for bounce cards and are more reflective than the cardboard used in these shots.
Tripod or no Tripod?
Awesome explanation there, I just wished I could see that visually setup and it would make more sense to me, any way to snap a pic of that setup? I'm so visual, it would just make more sense to see it.
I can kind of visualize it, but to see the actual boards in place, would be awesome.
Also, I see you have a few L's yourself, you don't think the 100mm macro L is worth an upgrade at this point?
I forgot I have this EXIF data reading in the FireFox browser...sorry...I should have checked it first...
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Image Date: 2010:01:18 21:17:49
Flash Used: Yes (Manual)
Focal Length: 100.0mm
CCD Width: 6.15mm
Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
ISO equiv: 100
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure Mode: Manual