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Macro Lens Needed for Wedding Shots

 
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Oct 26, 2013 00:42 |  #16

watt100 wrote in post #16398457 (external link)
Not sure why image stabilization would be a MUST (in my opinion), the OP just wants ring and cuff link shots which normally don't require long exposures.


Even at 1/125th there is a good chance the pic will be blurry due to hand shake. You don't need to go down to 1/10th, but it helps if you want to use low ISO. I don't know about the OP, but I still don't like high ISO on a 1dx, especially for close up detail shots. That's just my preference. I don't have to waste a lot of time making sure my hands are super steady to get ring shots anymore. Before it would take me between 5-7 takes, now just 1-2.




  
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Oct 26, 2013 03:09 |  #17

Vote for the 100 2.8 macro non IS




  
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Oct 26, 2013 03:17 as a reply to  @ gacon1's post |  #18

EF 100 Macro non-IS

The safest, smartest choice in your situation.


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Oct 26, 2013 15:29 |  #19

+1 Canon EF100mm F2.8 non-IS

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Oct 26, 2013 16:10 |  #20

Canon 60 macro sharp lens.


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Oct 26, 2013 16:48 |  #21

Bianchi wrote in post #16401325 (external link)
Canon 60 macro sharp lens.

It's an EF-S lens, so for APS-C only, not either of the OP's bodies.




  
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Oct 26, 2013 16:51 |  #22

The 100mm is tricky. At that focal length you need to close the aperture a lot to have the necessary DoF even to get all of a rings on a table sharp. That means a lot of light.

I suspect that your insatisfactory shots with the tubes will improve more from getting a ring flash or something else to put a lot of light in than from a new lens.

If you get a new lens, get something ~50mm, maybe even shorter.


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Oct 26, 2013 23:38 as a reply to  @ post 16398457 |  #23

I used the EF 100mm f/2.8 non-L for these (and many others) and highly recommend it. It is a great lens and affordable.

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You might also consider either a 1.4x or 2x extension tube.

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Oct 27, 2013 00:41 |  #24

Hi, Just add some extension tubes to your 50mm. Be sure to get the ones that are wired so you don't loose auto focus. The tubes come in various lengths, and can be used singly, or you can stack them. Keep in mind though the tubes do not magnify the image, but only reduce the working distance from the subject, to the front element of the lens. Hence, the longer the tube the closer you can get to the subject. I used my 50mm 1.8 with tubes to take great photos of bugs, until getting a Canon EF 100mm f2.8L USM. You already have a 50mm, get the tubes, experiment.


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Oct 27, 2013 11:56 as a reply to  @ Bill Emmett's post |  #25

Why not post an example of your fuzzy shots with extension tubes. Maybe someone could point out why.


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