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Nov 20, 2012 16:55 |  #16

RobDickinson wrote in post #15268648 (external link)
For things that dont run/fly away and if your shooting on a crop body the ef-s 60mmf2.8 macro is the best solution, period.

I agree. The EF-S 60mm macro is a great inexpensive macro lens. It also double as a nice portrait lens as well.




  
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Nov 20, 2012 17:00 |  #17

gremlin75 wrote in post #15269427 (external link)
I agree. The EF-S 60mm macro is a great inexpensive macro lens. It also double as a nice portrait lens as well.

I shoot full frame so ef-s is a problem of the mount




  
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Nov 20, 2012 17:07 |  #18

Sigma 70mmf2.8 then.


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Nov 20, 2012 17:10 |  #19

im looking at tamron 90mm, is that a good choice over sigma 70mm?




  
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Nov 20, 2012 17:17 |  #20

really any of the 1:1 true macro lenses will be fine...use a tripod, and make a lightbox...also might want to look into focus stacking, depending on the size of the jewelry...

I would determine what focal length you'd prefer for if you want to use it outside of macro shots, and go with that one

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Canon 100mm non L/IS macro.

I can't figure out what lens you're even talking about...


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Nov 20, 2012 17:20 |  #21

It'll work fine (I have the tamron 90) but I would take a 70mm sigma over it for product shots, lower CA, sharper images, better build IMO.

The sigma 70 has less distortion than the canon 100 (0.02% vs 0.07%) less vignetting at f2.8 ( 1stop vs 1.5 stops) and a higher resolving power both in the centre and across the field. CA is also a bit better controlled but very close. It also has much better bokeh fringing than the canon 100L.

The downside is the canon has better autofocus which is irrelevant for normal macro/product work.

Its a bit of an unknown gem , unliked due to its shorter focal length (for bugs).

Sigma 70 review:
http://www.photozone.d​e …-sigma70ff28eosff?start​=1 (external link)

Canon 100L review:
http://www.photozone.d​e …canon_100_28is_​5d?start=1 (external link)


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Nov 20, 2012 17:26 |  #22

here is another review:
http://www.camerastuff​review.com …w/sigma-70mm-macro-review (external link)


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Nov 20, 2012 17:33 |  #23

^ Hey rob, thanks man. much appreciated

I am leaning towards Sigma now!




  
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Nov 20, 2012 18:32 |  #24

Canon's 50mm compact macro has worked well for me. I also have Canon's "life size converter" which is made for that lens and males it a 1:1 lens. I don't use the converter much as the lens by itself meets my needs.


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Nov 20, 2012 18:51 |  #25

DreDaze wrote in post #15269512 (external link)
I can't figure out what lens you're even talking about...

The Canon 100mm macro lens that is not an L, and does not have IS.......... Hence the word "non"


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Nov 20, 2012 18:59 |  #26

You want the best or most affordable? The Canon EF 100 f/2.8L is the best. Anything other than Canon gets you into the QC lottery. -rick

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I'm looking for a close up macro lens that I can take pictures of my products or jewleries for my eBay shop. Any suggested lens? Must be macro. Any canon or sigma or Tamron will do


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Nov 20, 2012 19:03 |  #27

kawi_200 wrote in post #15269878 (external link)
The Canon 100mm macro lens that is not an L, and does not have IS.......... Hence the word "non"

i read it as "non L, IS macro"...unless it's somehow a non macro as well :)


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Nov 20, 2012 19:05 |  #28

alazgr8 wrote in post #15269906 (external link)
You want the best or most affordable? The Canon EF 100 f/2.8L is the best. Anything other than Canon gets you into the QC lottery. -rick

I've just proved it is not the best.

The sigma 70 has a higher average rating on fred miranda than the 100L.


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Nov 20, 2012 19:05 |  #29

RobDickinson wrote in post #15269932 (external link)
I've just proved it is not the best.

The sigma 70 has a higher average rating on fred miranda than the 100L.

I'd rather have IS than a higher rating on a website...


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Nov 20, 2012 19:13 |  #30

I'm assuming this guy will be using a tripod and decent lighting.

Which he can buy with the many £100's of savings he will make not buying the L lens.

I'm not saying the 100L is a bad lens, I'd have it for general macro in a heartbeat, but this is a specific use that the 100L has no advantage for (infact some disadvantage)


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