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Jul 27, 2011 08:00 |  #2866

I think I have begun to lust for this lens. I was looking at the 135mm f/2L but the macro capabilities put this over the top.


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Jul 27, 2011 10:20 |  #2867

dirkkristen wrote in post #12830118 (external link)
gatorlink - incredible!!! awesome first shots.. mine were nowhere near this good.. still aren't!

Can I ask, what did you use for lighting here ? Off-camera flash / natural / combination ??

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Thanks! If I remember correctly, I used a 580 Ex II flash for the two macro-level ones. I had a homemade diffuser on it, and I held it out to the side of the subjects as close as I could get without scaring them off. I know a lot of people use a flash bracket for this sort of thing, but I kind of like the flexibility of holding the flash, awkward and heavy as it is.

The shot with the bird was natural light on a somewhat overcast day, so I got really nice diffuse light without having to worry about a flash.


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Jul 28, 2011 23:03 |  #2868

Some I took yesterday

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Jul 29, 2011 16:53 |  #2869

gatorlink wrote in post #12831276 (external link)
Thanks! If I remember correctly, I used a 580 Ex II flash for the two macro-level ones. I had a homemade diffuser on it, and I held it out to the side of the subjects as close as I could get without scaring them off. I know a lot of people use a flash bracket for this sort of thing, but I kind of like the flexibility of holding the flash, awkward and heavy as it is.

The shot with the bird was natural light on a somewhat overcast day, so I got really nice diffuse light without having to worry about a flash.

Excellent - Grand results!! Loving it.. I have the Yongnuo 468, also with an off camera cable.. though its a bit short for real flexible use in practical situations.. None the less going to try your technique and hope to get similar outcomes! Once again lovely shots.. keep em coming!

P.S. I have looads of shots to offload from my memory cards and hard drives to the forums.. one of these days I really hope to find the damn time ;/ :)


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Jul 29, 2011 16:55 as a reply to  @ dirkkristen's post |  #2870

nikmar08 - also beautifully done! Nice shots...


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Jul 29, 2011 17:10 |  #2871

Bearded Dragon...i've always wanted to take shots of some reptiles and luckily one Taekwondo students parents have 2 of them. When zoomed into a tiff file at 100% the detail captured with this lens is out of this world...

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Jul 29, 2011 17:35 |  #2872

dirkkristen wrote in post #12845027 (external link)
nikmar08 - also beautifully done! Nice shots...

Thanks Dirk.


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Jul 29, 2011 17:40 |  #2873

Nice shoots, gatorlink


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Jul 30, 2011 01:12 as a reply to  @ post 12828866 |  #2874

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Jul 30, 2011 08:32 as a reply to  @ meh_meli's post |  #2875

Just bought this lens! I'm into primes now! :p

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Jul 30, 2011 13:37 |  #2876

dirkkristen wrote in post #12845016 (external link)
Excellent - Grand results!! Loving it.. I have the Yongnuo 468, also with an off camera cable.. though its a bit short for real flexible use in practical situations.. None the less going to try your technique and hope to get similar outcomes! Once again lovely shots.. keep em coming!

P.S. I have looads of shots to offload from my memory cards and hard drives to the forums.. one of these days I really hope to find the damn time ;/ :)

I think you should try it. I find that getting a good 1:1 shot without an off-camera flash and diffuser is very tough. Then again, I barely know what I'm doing a lot of the time. :)

Here are a couple more with a different flash diffuser if you don't feel like making one. I used the Fotodiox 6"x8" Softbox with a paper towel inside it to help diffuse the light on the ones below. My homemade diffuser can't travel, because it will break if I compress it, but the Fotodiox folds completely flat. It's terrific to throw in a camera bag, and you can get one for about $10-$15. The light quality isn't quite as good as the homemade, but it's much more flexible and durable, so I'll probably use it exclusively from now on.

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Jul 30, 2011 13:39 |  #2877

Subtas wrote in post #12847626 (external link)
Just bought this lens! I'm into primes now! :p

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Subtas, the light in the frog pic is great. Very nice.


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Jul 30, 2011 15:19 |  #2878

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Subtas, the light in the frog pic is great. Very nice.

Thanks!! :)

It's a very warm light.. then i just used a reflector to fill a bit.



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Jul 31, 2011 19:13 as a reply to  @ Subtas's post |  #2879

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Aug 01, 2011 01:52 as a reply to  @ MarineManiac's post |  #2880

I know what lenses I would like to have and here is my problem. I would like to pickup the 70-200 2.8 II but each time I come back to this thread I'm like I need this lens!! I could get the F4 IS and the 100 2.8 Macro as a second option but I might regret not getting the 2.8. I have a feeling I'll use this lens a bunch as I could also use this in a non macro way?? Would this take the place of a 85 1.8?


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