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Canon 100 F2.8L IS Macro Lens

 
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Aug 12, 2012 12:02 |  #1

Aside from macro ,in what other forms of photography can the Canon 100 F2.8L IS Macro lens be used for?
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Aug 12, 2012 12:07 |  #2

Many people praise this lens as a portrait lens. It is very sharp.


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Aug 12, 2012 12:11 |  #3

Portraits, but keep in mind too sharp of an image may not be a good thing with portraits, it shows blemishes and imperfection on skin. But it is always better to start off sharp, just touch it up with post processing later.


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Aug 12, 2012 13:28 |  #4

I've been using my NON-L for portraits a lot more lately to see how it performs & what the results can be mainly because I'm likely to be selling the 85/1.8 - I've been pretty impressed with it really though obviously you don't get the seperation at bigger distances.


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Aug 12, 2012 13:50 |  #5

You can use this lens for just about anything. The AF was fast enough to keep up with my dog, so I'm sure it could handle most sports. In addition to portraiture and macro, I used mine for product photography (non-macro), urban walk around stuff, and landscapes.


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Aug 12, 2012 14:10 |  #6

Anything for which 100mm is a good FL.


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Aug 12, 2012 14:16 |  #7

i used mine for landscape, portrait, and macro. it's a very versatile little lens.




  
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Aug 12, 2012 14:43 |  #8

Yes anything really. I find it slightly less versatile on a crop body vs full frame as 130/160mm I find a bit long (for non-macro). I have taken more pics with this lens than any other, its nearly 2 years old and has taken a beating. If I could have only one lens this would be it.


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Aug 12, 2012 14:45 as a reply to  @ weeatmice's post |  #9

While I got it for macro, it has replaced my 135L as my go to short telephoto event prime.


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