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Which of my lenses would you use for macro/details/rings shots?

 
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Mar 25, 2012 16:35 |  #16

IS isn't really that helpful for macro work IMHO. For macro work you need to be anchored as much as possible due to the narrow DOF, the IS is mostly for when you're using it as a portrait lens.


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Mar 25, 2012 16:36 |  #17

tim wrote in post #14151382 (external link)
IS isn't really that helpful for macro work IMHO. For macro work you need to be anchored as much as possible due to the narrow DOF, the IS is mostly for when you're using it as a portrait lens.

For true marco, it isn't that helpful. For pseudo-marcro stuff, I find the IS on my 100L very useful.




  
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Mar 25, 2012 21:19 |  #18

Get Kenko extension tubes and experiment with your 50 and 85. It will work like a charm.
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Mar 27, 2012 21:26 |  #19

the 85 or the 70-200 would work


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Mar 28, 2012 05:19 |  #20

jclaveria wrote in post #14142216 (external link)
Go with the tubes. Only reason to buy a 100L is when you want to shoot a fly. I have yet to hear a brid wanting to have a 2x3 photo of her wedding ring? Anybody?

Thats because you havent seen one with a ring big enough.


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Mar 28, 2012 06:55 |  #21

For just a little bit more than the price of the kenko tube set, you can purchase the underrated Canon 50mm f2.5 macro. I bought it after I found the Canon 500d lens difficult to work with, and it has quickly become one of my favorite lenses because it is so dang sharp and compact. I now use it for baby portraits in addition to detail stuff. I shot this whole session with the 50: http://jamisonwexler.c​om …traits-in-charlestown-ma/ (external link)

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May 04, 2012 00:14 as a reply to  @ jamiewexler's post |  #22

I hope this isn't resurrecting this thread too much,

I've started doing a lot of up close work with wide angle, specifically the 28mm 1.8 with a close up filter on either the 5d or 60d.

Has anybody else shot the rings up close with a wide angle?


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May 04, 2012 00:23 |  #23

I would think that the working distance on shorter lens would be prohibitive?
When I used to use extension tubes, I used an 85mm prime for pseudo macro stuff. Heck, even the 70-200 will do nicely with tubes.




  
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May 04, 2012 01:01 |  #24

interesting...
this ring photo is not 100% but from a recent wedding i took and i like.
I am a FF addict... however, i borrowed a 60D for this wedding.

this is a 60D with 70-200II at 200.

op, with your equipment, 7D with 70-200 @200 is ok.

Edit: i am always aiming to get the 100L until i tried this and i find that i can really spend the cash else where... not on marco.

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May 04, 2012 08:39 |  #25

Got 60mm f/2.8 macro and I am really happy with it. Good magnification, nice compact size, quick focus.


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May 06, 2012 04:01 |  #26

i just use my tamron 17-50mm, it gets as close as i need for the rings/pillow shot.


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May 07, 2012 11:45 |  #27

Your 50L can get in pretty tight... don't have the 70-200 so don't know how that compares.


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May 07, 2012 12:00 |  #28

Before I bought my 100 macro, I used my 35L with 12mm extension tube all the time. It worked great!


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May 07, 2012 12:51 |  #29

If you want a unique wide perspective for macros, then look into the 35 F/2. That has a remarkable MFD which allows you to get some nice closeups while still using some of the environment too. It gives you some really unique quasi-macro perspectives.


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May 08, 2012 11:21 |  #30

Lloyd, any examples?

picturecrazy wrote in post #14393689 (external link)
If you want a unique wide perspective for macros, then look into the 35 F/2. That has a remarkable MFD which allows you to get some nice closeups while still using some of the environment too. It gives you some really unique quasi-macro perspectives.


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