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danny819
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Jun 22, 2010 02:30 |  #2056

I picked up a 550D/T2i body and also a 50mm f/1.8. I plan on doing basic portraits with the 50mm f/1.8. How does the 100mm f/2.8 macro perform for portraits. Is it worth the buy considering I have the 50mm f/1.8?


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Jun 22, 2010 04:35 |  #2057
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danny819 wrote in post #10405132 (external link)
I picked up a 550D/T2i body and also a 50mm f/1.8. I plan on doing basic portraits with the 50mm f/1.8. How does the 100mm f/2.8 macro perform for portraits. Is it worth the buy considering I have the 50mm f/1.8?

Keep it- you can use it for your shorter work, although for a crop body I would get something shorter like a 35 f2 or a Sigma 30 f/1.4.


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Jun 22, 2010 10:12 |  #2058

danny819 wrote in post #10405132 (external link)
I picked up a 550D/T2i body and also a 50mm f/1.8. I plan on doing basic portraits with the 50mm f/1.8. How does the 100mm f/2.8 macro perform for portraits. Is it worth the buy considering I have the 50mm f/1.8?

I have both these lens.
Indoors- I use the 50mm for portrait pics and the 100mm for macro shots
Outdoors - I use the 100mm for portrait and marco shots and the 50mm for general purpose use while strolling around.
Hope this helps in taking a decision.


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Jun 22, 2010 14:25 as a reply to  @ asty80's post |  #2059

Now I'm deciding to spend my budget on this or the EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6. =\


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Jun 22, 2010 22:24 |  #2060
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danny819 wrote in post #10407804 (external link)
Now I'm deciding to spend my budget on this or the EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6. =\

Ide definitely get this. Macro, and much faster: f/2.8.
But then, both lenses serve different purposes.


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Jun 23, 2010 02:48 |  #2061

danny819 wrote in post #10407804 (external link)
Now I'm deciding to spend my budget on this or the EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6. =\

These are completely different lenses. 15mm is wide angle and 100mm macro is the complete opposite end of the scale.

That being said, this 100mm marco is so sharp it's unbelievable, it will blow your mind and it's so versatile, you can use it for portraits etc. The EF-S 15-85 is nowhere near as sharp, but as I've said, they're diametrically opposed - no comparison really.

If it's budget making the decision and not the lens, you really have to decide what type of photography you enjoy more - landscape or macro.

If you're leaning towards wide angle, then I'd definity put the 17-40mm f/4.0 L in the frame, (27-64mm on a crop sensor), this too is a really sharp lens and much better IQ than any EF-S.


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Jun 24, 2010 06:15 |  #2062

Well, nothing fancy, just a quick hand-held grab:

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Jun 25, 2010 07:56 |  #2063

Just ordered mine. Couldn't justify the price increase to get the L

Just gotta play the waiting game for it to arrive now. I hate waiting........


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Jun 25, 2010 08:31 |  #2064

Disturbed UTT wrote in post #10424227 (external link)
Just ordered mine. Couldn't justify the price increase to get the L

Just gotta play the waiting game for it to arrive now. I hate waiting........

I had the same problem, couldn't justify the price tag... I kinda wish I waited though because wow is it unforgiving when you in close holding it by hand - I get horrible hand shake when shooting macro (especially with the kenko extension tubes I picked up). It is a fantastic lens though!


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Jun 25, 2010 10:48 |  #2065

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Jun 25, 2010 12:14 |  #2066
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talshadar wrote in post #10424358 (external link)
I had the same problem, couldn't justify the price tag... I kinda wish I waited though because wow is it unforgiving when you in close holding it by hand - I get horrible hand shake when shooting macro (especially with the kenko extension tubes I picked up). It is a fantastic lens though!

IS won't help at the horrible earthquake you get at such close distances. IS will help with left/right and up/down shake, but won't help with getting the subject in right focus.


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Jun 25, 2010 12:15 |  #2067

Deep Pocket wrote in post #10425571 (external link)
IS won't help at the horrible earthquake you get at such close distances. IS will help with left/right and up/down shake, but won't help with getting the subject in right focus.

Really? That's good news, now I don't feel so bad :-)


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Jun 25, 2010 16:35 |  #2068
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Jun 25, 2010 17:35 |  #2069

Do most people use tubes on here? I do plan on getting a set, but not just yet.
(Be nice if people would say if tubes were used though.)


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Jun 25, 2010 19:05 |  #2070
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Disturbed UTT wrote in post #10427213 (external link)
Do most people use tubes on here? I do plan on getting a set, but not just yet.
(Be nice if people would say if tubes were used though.)

For the closer bug shots where you can actually see the insect's eye, most likely yes.


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