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yankees3791
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Aug 14, 2011 07:55 |  #1

I just bought a 17-40mm and I am super excited about getting it! I can't wait. I also have a 28-105mm currently and thinking about options for upgrading/expanding. I found I really don't use a zoom lens too much which is why I sold my 70-200mm f/4 for a 17-40mm. For me, 17-40 is a great walk around lens. I'm thinking of just trying out the 17-40 and if I find out I like just keeping it on and not using my 28-105 I want to sell the 28-105. I love macro photography so was thinking about getting a 60mm EF-S macro. What other options can you guys think of?


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Aug 14, 2011 09:01 |  #2

Most macro shooters prefer a little longer focal length to give them a greater working distance. Look to the 100/2.8 macro.

As an aside, it's worth knowing that the 17-40L you just bought is a zoom lens. I believe you are using the term 'zoom' incorrectly to mean a lens with a longer focal length (such as your 70-200).


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Aug 14, 2011 09:12 |  #3

JeffreyG wrote in post #12932526 (external link)
Most macro shooters prefer a little longer focal length to give them a greater working distance. Look to the 100/2.8 macro.

As an aside, it's worth knowing that the 17-40L you just bought is a zoom lens. I believe you are using the term 'zoom' incorrectly to mean a lens with a longer focal length (such as your 70-200).

Thanks for the idea!

And yes I just realized I meant 'telephoto zoom', sorry about that!


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Aug 14, 2011 09:34 |  #4

I'd consider the 100mm macro, either the L or non-L. I've had the 60 and while it produces great images, you really have to get in tight to use it.




  
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Aug 14, 2011 09:35 |  #5

Personally I'd have gone with a 17-50 2.8 instead, because those will give you 10mm extra, 1 stop extra, stabiliser on some, and better IQ. But thats because I don't really care about having a red ring or weather sealing.

Either the 60mm or the 100mm macro from canon are both great for macro and portraits, the macro lenses from other companies in that range have relatively slow AF but IQ is on par, and they cost less.


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Aug 14, 2011 09:42 |  #6

Thanks for all of the input. How close do you really need to get for the 60mm?


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