Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 01 Sep 2009 (Tuesday) 10:30
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

 
Dlee13
Goldmember
Avatar
4,244 posts
Gallery: 616 photos
Likes: 3895
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Sydney
     
Jan 07, 2014 18:52 |  #5491

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16586300 (external link)
I just got it & I love it! I really haven't had a lot of time yet to play with it :( Over the weekend i'll have more time !! I have the Canon T3i, what do you have?

Congrats :D I don't think I'll get mine till Monday or so! I have a 6D ^^ I upgraded from T2i not long ago. Upload a picture here when you get time :)


Sony Alpha A7III - Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 - Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 - Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS -
Canon EOS M5 - Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 - Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 - Canon EF 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM

Blog (external link) | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Dlee13
Goldmember
Avatar
4,244 posts
Gallery: 616 photos
Likes: 3895
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Sydney
     
Jan 07, 2014 18:55 |  #5492

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16586323 (external link)
OK- I have a question...Just got my Canon 100mm macro(not IS) I didn't have a lot of time to play with it. These were the first few shots I took, but it seems to have really good focus but in a strip? Is that because of my settings? I was just wondering because in the spring when I want to shoot flowers & bugs I don't want the focus in a strip?? Thanks in advance for the advice :)

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/25440115/118265​44693/  (external link)
frost (external link) by
Jennifer Nilsen410 (external link), on Flickr
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/25440115/118266​94374/  (external link)
frost (external link) by Jennifer Nilsen410 (external link), on Flickr
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/25440115/118265​51223/  (external link)
frost (external link) by Jennifer Nilsen410 (external link), on Flickr
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/25440115/118266​99704/  (external link)
frost (external link) by Jennifer Nilsen410 (external link), on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/25440115/118262​79185/ (external link)
macro (external link) by Jennifer Nilsen410 (external link), on Flickr

You may have to learn about focus stacking and get a macro rail. You may also need to try using off camera flash and a tripod so you can stop the lens down to get a wider DOF. Don't go any lower than around f13 though if you want the image to stay sharp ^^


Sony Alpha A7III - Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 - Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 - Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS -
Canon EOS M5 - Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 - Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 - Canon EF 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM

Blog (external link) | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ F ­ stops ­ here
Goldmember
Avatar
2,061 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Sep 2012
Location: San Jose, Ca
     
Jan 07, 2014 19:04 |  #5493

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16586323 (external link)
OK- I have a question...Just got my Canon 100mm macro(not IS) I didn't have a lot of time to play with it. These were the first few shots I took, but it seems to have really good focus but in a strip? Is that because of my settings? I was just wondering because in the spring when I want to shoot flowers & bugs I don't want the focus in a strip?? Thanks in advance for the advice :)

I only looked at the exif on one of your shots, but yes, settings play a huge role with this lens. When shooting 1:1 the DOF literally becomes paper thin, this is why you are only seeing a "strip" in focus.

To get more in focus you really have to stop the lens down when you are planning to shoot really close. Unfortunately the trade off is a huge loss of light, either forcing you to slow your SS down, crank your ISO or both. You can combat this by using a flash, or adding more ambient light.

An example of opening up the DOF by stopping down and adding flash (diffused)

F/9, 1/160SS ,ISO 250

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/11040094454_c32328e4e1_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/11040​094454/  (external link)
Ladybug40 (external link) by LenzFreak (external link), on Flickr

JD
Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/ (external link)
Smugmug-primefocus.smugmug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jenndragonflys
Senior Member
Avatar
373 posts
Joined Sep 2012
Location: NY
     
Jan 08, 2014 10:08 |  #5494

Dlee13 wrote in post #16586617 (external link)
You may have to learn about focus stacking and get a macro rail. You may also need to try using off camera flash and a tripod so you can stop the lens down to get a wider DOF. Don't go any lower than around f13 though if you want the image to stay sharp ^^

Thanks :) I will have to look into that. I was thinking of the light ring for the end of the lens, because I know you need more light. I'll also try to use a flash :) Thanks for the advice!! I appreciate it.


Jen
Gear:Rebel T3i, 50mm 1.8 (one of my favorites!)18-55mm,Sigma 50-200mm, 100mm macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jenndragonflys
Senior Member
Avatar
373 posts
Joined Sep 2012
Location: NY
     
Jan 08, 2014 10:13 |  #5495

The F stops here wrote in post #16586643 (external link)
I only looked at the exif on one of your shots, but yes, settings play a huge role with this lens. When shooting 1:1 the DOF literally becomes paper thin, this is why you are only seeing a "strip" in focus.

To get more in focus you really have to stop the lens down when you are planning to shoot really close. Unfortunately the trade off is a huge loss of light, either forcing you to slow your SS down, crank your ISO or both. You can combat this by using a flash, or adding more ambient light.

An example of opening up the DOF by stopping down and adding flash (diffused)

F/9, 1/160SS ,ISO 250

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/11040​094454/  (external link)
Ladybug40 (external link) by LenzFreak (external link), on Flickr

Thanks, I'll have to play with more settings & more light. Does your lens move in & out like all other lenses when you focus? I just thought it weird mine doesn't & since I never had a macro lens I didn't know if that was normal? lol. I know with my 50mm you have to move your feet!! Thanks again :)


Jen
Gear:Rebel T3i, 50mm 1.8 (one of my favorites!)18-55mm,Sigma 50-200mm, 100mm macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jeevz
Senior Member
476 posts
Gallery: 23 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 379
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
     
Jan 08, 2014 10:15 |  #5496

I don't usually take videos, but this little guy was pretty cool.

http://vt.tumblr.com …mz3akfPyER1si7q​sr.mp4#_=_ (external link)

Here's a photo as well

IMAGE: http://25.media.tumblr.com/e944fc79f44c35fe8b0755f4cc798a5f/tumblr_myzkbaeH6Q1si7qsro6_1280.jpg

Sanjeev
500px (external link)
Flickr (external link)
Instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ F ­ stops ­ here
Goldmember
Avatar
2,061 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Sep 2012
Location: San Jose, Ca
     
Jan 08, 2014 18:53 |  #5497

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16588048 (external link)
Thanks, I'll have to play with more settings & more light. Does your lens move in & out like all other lenses when you focus? I just thought it weird mine doesn't & since I never had a macro lens I didn't know if that was normal? lol. I know with my 50mm you have to move your feet!! Thanks again :)

All focusing is internal, as with almost all primes (and some zooms) the lens does not extend when focusing, the 50 1.4 prime is one of the only ones i can think of off the top of my head where front element extends while focusing.


JD
Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/ (external link)
Smugmug-primefocus.smugmug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jenndragonflys
Senior Member
Avatar
373 posts
Joined Sep 2012
Location: NY
     
Jan 08, 2014 19:26 |  #5498

The F stops here wrote in post #16589387 (external link)
All focusing is internal, as with almost all primes (and some zooms) the lens does not extend when focusing, the 50 1.4 prime is one of the only ones i can think of off the top of my head where front element extends while focusing.

ok- thanks!! I know my 50 1.8 doesn't extend. I just wanted to make sure the lens was ok :) Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to play with my new lens (with extra lighting!!) Thanks again for the advice


Jen
Gear:Rebel T3i, 50mm 1.8 (one of my favorites!)18-55mm,Sigma 50-200mm, 100mm macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dlee13
Goldmember
Avatar
4,244 posts
Gallery: 616 photos
Likes: 3895
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Sydney
     
Jan 08, 2014 19:27 |  #5499

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16588032 (external link)
Thanks :) I will have to look into that. I was thinking of the light ring for the end of the lens, because I know you need more light. I'll also try to use a flash :) Thanks for the advice!! I appreciate it.

If you don't already have off camera triggers then you should try the Yongnuo RF-603 triggers since they are pretty cheap and have worked well for me. That's just an alternative though, you can still go for the macro ring light if you like. No problem ^^


Sony Alpha A7III - Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 - Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 - Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS -
Canon EOS M5 - Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 - Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 - Canon EF 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM

Blog (external link) | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ F ­ stops ­ here
Goldmember
Avatar
2,061 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Sep 2012
Location: San Jose, Ca
     
Jan 08, 2014 19:35 |  #5500

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16589474 (external link)
ok- thanks!! I know my 50 1.8 doesn't extend. I just wanted to make sure the lens was ok :) Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to play with my new lens (with extra lighting!!) Thanks again for the advice

No prob, looking forward to seeing what you produce :)


JD
Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/ (external link)
Smugmug-primefocus.smugmug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jenndragonflys
Senior Member
Avatar
373 posts
Joined Sep 2012
Location: NY
     
Jan 09, 2014 07:25 |  #5501

Dlee13 wrote in post #16589477 (external link)
If you don't already have off camera triggers then you should try the Yongnuo RF-603 triggers since they are pretty cheap and have worked well for me. That's just an alternative though, you can still go for the macro ring light if you like. No problem ^^

I had a remote trigger but It died so I just got the shutter release with the cable. Thought I might try that one. The wireless one didn't last long at all but it was really cheap! I just looked at the one you recommended & it looks good :) I'll see how the one works that I just got & if I don't like it the Yongnuo looks good!


Jen
Gear:Rebel T3i, 50mm 1.8 (one of my favorites!)18-55mm,Sigma 50-200mm, 100mm macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dlee13
Goldmember
Avatar
4,244 posts
Gallery: 616 photos
Likes: 3895
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Sydney
     
Jan 09, 2014 19:04 |  #5502

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16590615 (external link)
I had a remote trigger but It died so I just got the shutter release with the cable. Thought I might try that one. The wireless one didn't last long at all but it was really cheap! I just looked at the one you recommended & it looks good :) I'll see how the one works that I just got & if I don't like it the Yongnuo looks good!

Oh these ones can be used for triggering the shutter as well but their main use is firing flashes off camera. Pocket Wizard do some entry level triggers that are quite good but I'm not sure what model it is.

GREAT news, I got a call from UPS and my lens has arrived so I have to go pick up it. I will hopefully be able to upload later tonight :D


Sony Alpha A7III - Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 - Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 - Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS -
Canon EOS M5 - Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 - Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 - Canon EF 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM

Blog (external link) | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jenndragonflys
Senior Member
Avatar
373 posts
Joined Sep 2012
Location: NY
     
Jan 09, 2014 19:44 |  #5503

Dlee13 wrote in post #16592411 (external link)
Oh these ones can be used for triggering the shutter as well but their main use is firing flashes off camera. Pocket Wizard do some entry level triggers that are quite good but I'm not sure what model it is.

GREAT news, I got a call from UPS and my lens has arrived so I have to go pick up it. I will hopefully be able to upload later tonight :D

That is great news!! Can't wait to see how your shots come out!!


Jen
Gear:Rebel T3i, 50mm 1.8 (one of my favorites!)18-55mm,Sigma 50-200mm, 100mm macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
zyndurai
Senior Member
Avatar
819 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 102
Joined Apr 2009
     
Jan 09, 2014 20:23 |  #5504

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/11857869523_321a88a9d7_c.jpg

Finally got this! Putting the 135 up for sale! First shot with it.

My flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Dlee13
Goldmember
Avatar
4,244 posts
Gallery: 616 photos
Likes: 3895
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Sydney
     
Jan 09, 2014 22:27 |  #5505

Jenndragonflys wrote in post #16592495 (external link)
That is great news!! Can't wait to see how your shots come out!!

I GOT MY LENS :D

This is one of my first test shots which makes me love this lens so much. I focused on his left eye and shot it at:

ISO 3200
1/50th
f2.8

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i153.photobucke​t.com …/IMG_1393_zps8f​47f21a.jpg (external link)


This lens is insane with how much detail it shows, I took a few photos of those cheap toys you get from Mcdonalds which showed insane detail on the plastic. The shot above of my cat was actually done using MF which makes me even more happy with this lens since i'm usually hopeless with doing MF through the VF. I can hear the IS quite a bit but that doesn't bother me too much. Either way I can't wait to test this lens ever more!

Sony Alpha A7III - Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 - Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 - Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS -
Canon EOS M5 - Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 - Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 - Canon EF 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM

Blog (external link) | Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,633,765 views & 5,892 likes for this thread
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is MarisaRachelle
1068 guests, 231 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.