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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

 
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Jan 15, 2012 02:59 as a reply to  @ post 13666553 |  #3121

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Waiting for my tripod so I can start testing out some stacks.

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Jan 15, 2012 06:17 |  #3122

my share

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Jan 16, 2012 01:42 |  #3123

john_h_ph wrote in post #13707069 (external link)
my share

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John, great, did that involve focus stacking, or just a fortunate shot where you could "get it" with a good aperture?


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Jan 16, 2012 12:12 |  #3124

Thanks Tonylong, I did not use focus stacking on this. It was a trial and error, trying to adjust my lens distance from the subject until I got a clearer picture...:)

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Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture f/9.0
Focal Length 100 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash On, Fired [with diffuser]




  
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Jan 16, 2012 14:01 |  #3125

I am really interested in this lens, but over net it seems there is disparity over whether external light is required or not, is it really necesary to purchase those ring flash or are there other ways to get around this problem.??? I have seen gorgeous photos in amazon gallery of the lens. Were those taken with external lighting or without?




  
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Jan 16, 2012 19:13 |  #3126

srkmish wrote in post #13714108 (external link)
I am really interested in this lens, but over net it seems there is disparity over whether external light is required or not, is it really necesary to purchase those ring flash or are there other ways to get around this problem.??? I have seen gorgeous photos in amazon gallery of the lens. Were those taken with external lighting or without?

If you are getting in close on a regular basis and not always shooting in good light, a flash is almost essential.

BUT...you don't need a ring flash or the special macro jobs....just get any competent flash, learn how to use it on manual, and above all, get an off-camera cord. That is all you need...take my word for it. The other stuff will come as you learn what you need, but nearly all my shots here have been taken with off camera flash.


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Jan 18, 2012 14:34 |  #3127

Still practicing with this lens.

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1/125 f/10 iso 400 flash

PP in LR3

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Jan 18, 2012 22:00 |  #3128

MichelleB675 wrote in post #13726815 (external link)
Still practicing with this lens.

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1/125 f/10 iso 400 flash

PP in LR3

haha, that's pretty cool


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Jan 21, 2012 15:17 |  #3129

brought out the 100mm for the first time is a while today while I was waiting for the snow to melt....

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Jan 21, 2012 23:48 |  #3130

Picking one of these up tomorrow along with a tripod ring! :D
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Jan 22, 2012 02:19 as a reply to  @ post 11294990 |  #3131

Hi this is My first post here ... iam too New for photography and this forum .. Pl dont use Hi tech Greek Photography words, i may not understand soon :P ... By looking at this Forum , i Brought Canon 100mm lens Non L USM. i love this for taking detailed Photo in flowers,insects ,products etc... But when i try on Insects iam not able to get that Magnification like Big Eyes etc u experts guys showing here... Are u guys using any other Item other than Lens ? Some said Extension Tubes ... wat should i do ? i live in india,chennai. Pl advice where to get those ? Budget is already above my head for this lens alone :(




  
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Jan 22, 2012 02:48 |  #3132

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Hi this is My first post here ... iam too New for photography and this forum .. Pl dont use Hi tech Greek Photography words, i may not understand soon :P ... By looking at this Forum , i Brought Canon 100mm lens Non L USM. i love this for taking detailed Photo in flowers,insects ,products etc... But when i try on Insects iam not able to get that Magnification like Big Eyes etc u experts guys showing here... Are u guys using any other Item other than Lens ? Some said Extension Tubes ... wat should i do ? i live in india,chennai. Pl advice where to get those ? Budget is already above my head for this lens alone :(

You CAN get closer than 1:1 with the 100mm macro by using extension tubes which are not very expensive, but the problems of limited depth of field and camera movement get harder to control as the magnification gets greater.

First I would recommend that you obtain a flash and extension cord so you can use it off camera. It doesn't need to be an expensive Canon flash, any modern flash will do the job on manual. The advantages will be that on low power the flash duration will be very short, which will help freeze the action, and it will also allow you to use a smaller aperture....maybe f11 instead of f4, and this will increase the depth of focus by a small but significant amount.

Once you have mastered using flash, (and don't forget to use a reflector to fill the shadows when you need to) it would be sensible to try extension tubes.

There are many ways of increasing magnification, but all of them have problems until you get used to the, so keep practicing and don't give up.

We would like to see your results. Good luck!:D

This was taken with off camera flash and 100mm macro. Its not nearly as cool as many in this thread, but it points the way I think.


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Jan 22, 2012 03:01 as a reply to  @ Ricardo222's post |  #3133

Thanks sir,

As i said iam toooo new for the photography ... but the interests i had in it is very old :P just have started now by purchasing the lens ... and ya, ur words are still greek to me .. i understand that extension tubes are needed for magnification, but u have lot of advices for me as well like u mean extra flash on top of camera other than inbuilt camera and extension cord... can u please elaborate on that ? and ya ur sample pic u have attached itself is more than EXPERT to me.. :) i need such close up.. which is y i got this lens.

For product/portraits i find this pretty good.. but iam interested in taking insects in details too :) below is how i get for mosquito close up which is pretty ordinary with just lens alone.


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Jan 22, 2012 03:37 |  #3134

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Jan 22, 2012 05:41 |  #3135

Took this one couple weeks ago in the yard. Great lens for wedding's ring shots and stuff.

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Also great for portrait. This one is one of the family portrait job.

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