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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

 
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Jul 14, 2012 22:29 |  #4036

semsem15504 wrote in post #14717634 (external link)
it seems very slow in auto focus on my XTI as it takes 2-3 seconds from 1:1 to infinity!!!

Just timed mine going from infinity-->1:1-->infinity. Around 5sec (so ~2.5sec from one end to the other).

Think that matches up with my experience when trying someone else's 100L too.

The macro lens has a lot further to travel than the 24-105, so you can't really compare them to each other like that. For non-macro shooting, turn the lock on and it speeds up considerably.


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Jul 14, 2012 22:30 |  #4037

Not quite portraits, but gives you an idea of bokeh I guess. Hope it helps.

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Jul 14, 2012 22:44 |  #4038

laxlife1234 wrote in post #14717660 (external link)
So, I'm curious... does anyone know how well this lens handles portraits/experimented with portraits? I know it's a macro lens, but I was just wondering if anyone has used it to take some portrait pictures.

Yes, and it does it very well, see my previous post here.


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Jul 14, 2012 22:53 as a reply to  @ Grand_gator's post |  #4039

So, I think i am gonna test it in good light and compare it with a friend's one to check the AF speed, but do u think that the limited AF system in my XTI worsen it ?????




  
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Jul 14, 2012 23:08 |  #4040

semsem15504 wrote in post #14717728 (external link)
So, I think i am gonna test it in good light and compare it with a friend's one to check the AF speed, but do u think that the limited AF system in my XTI worsen it ?????

Maybe :p Get a 7D :p


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Jul 15, 2012 02:07 as a reply to  @ mek501st's post |  #4041

Kind of a portrait.
This gem also performs acceptable under available light

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Jul 15, 2012 13:22 |  #4042

laxlife1234 wrote in post #14717660 (external link)
So, I'm curious... does anyone know how well this lens handles portraits/experimented with portraits? I know it's a macro lens, but I was just wondering if anyone has used it to take some portrait pictures.

This lens does very well with portraits. I tend to use it on my 2nd body for wedding shoots.


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Jul 15, 2012 15:38 as a reply to  @ Headsick's post |  #4043

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Jul 15, 2012 22:35 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #4044

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Jul 15, 2012 22:52 |  #4045

Grand_gator wrote in post #14717704 (external link)
Yes, and it does it very well, see my previous post here.

Ah, ok thanks!

touji wrote in post #14717670 (external link)
Not quite portraits, but gives you an idea of bokeh I guess. Hope it helps.

ISO 6400 on a 60D
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Definitely helps! Yes, those are good examples! This may or may not be my next purchase :D!

Headsick wrote in post #14719829 (external link)
This lens does very well with portraits. I tend to use it on my 2nd body for wedding shoots.

Thats always a good sign coming from a weddding photographer ;).

Thanks for the help everyone!




  
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Jul 16, 2012 15:41 |  #4046

laxlife1234 wrote in post #14717660 (external link)
So, I'm curious... does anyone know how well this lens handles portraits/experimented with portraits? I know it's a macro lens, but I was just wondering if anyone has used it to take some portrait pictures.

It's a beauty of a portrait lens




  
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Jul 17, 2012 22:42 |  #4047

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Some great shots on here
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And what might that be crawling downward on its 2nd (raised) right leg?


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Jul 18, 2012 02:46 as a reply to  @ Skaperen's post |  #4048

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Jul 18, 2012 06:28 |  #4049

mek501st wrote in post #14717782 (external link)
Maybe :p Get a 7D :p

I have just compared my 100L on XTI with a friend's one on a 7D, mine was much much slower. But the good news is when i tried mine on my friend's 7D it was super fast. Even with lens cap attached and full range limiter, it took less than 1 sec. from infinity to 1:1 with 7D Vs. 2-3 sec. With my XTI :(
so, it seems that it is a body issue not a lens one,, do u think so??
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Jul 18, 2012 12:32 as a reply to  @ semsem15504's post |  #4050

Wow! Just got my lens yesterday and I'm HOOKED! I walked around my condo looking for random stuff to shoot. SO much to learn with this lens but I'm reading LordV's guide and other posts from the Macro Masters out here. Here are my first two attempts with very minimal editing:

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