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Opinion wanted: macro ability of canon 24-70 f/4

 
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Jan 26, 2014 18:59 |  #1

I'm thinking about Getting rid of my macro lens and streamlining my lens bag a little...

Has anyone used the Canon 24-70 f/4 as a macro lens?
And would they recommend the lens in general?


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Jan 26, 2014 19:07 |  #2

Will you be using it alone or with Tubes ? if alone it wont be true Macro 1:1

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Jan 26, 2014 19:15 |  #3

For general use, 24-70 F4 is good enough. I have 100L as my macro lens, but now I carry 24-70 F4 only for everything. If you only do Macro, a macro lens is better, different 1:1 to 1:0.7 is significant, on 24-70 F4 you need to push the Macro button to get closer.


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Jan 26, 2014 19:19 as a reply to  @ dpds68's post |  #4

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

If I read the info correctly, if you zoom all the way in, in macro mode, you've got a working distance of 1.2" That's nuts.


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Jan 26, 2014 20:19 |  #5

Picture_this1968 wrote in post #16639360 (external link)
I'm thinking about Getting rid of my macro lens and streamlining my lens bag a little...

Has anyone used the Canon 24-70 f/4 as a macro lens?
And would they recommend the lens in general?


Thx
Is

Heya,

Any lens works fine as a macro. It won't be excellent for macro as a specialized macro lens will be. But it will be great with a setup to convert it into a proper macro lens. A simple Raynox DCR 250 clip on lens will turn that into a macro lens and work really well. Add a flash and you're set.

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Jan 26, 2014 21:04 |  #6

Great advice!

I did read the article thx!

I think its time to sell my 100mm macro lens...

Thx again!
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Jan 26, 2014 21:14 |  #7

I have tubes...I was thinking about using them both in conjunction with a 24-70 ( when i purchase one )




  
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Jan 26, 2014 21:16 |  #8

Picture_this1968 wrote in post #16639701 (external link)
Great advice!

I did read the article thx!

I think its time to sell my 100mm macro lens...

Thx again!
Is

While it's certainly not macro, this was shot with my EF-S 17-55, no attachments, then cropped about 50%. They are some small conch pearls that a friend has found over the years when cleaning conch for making conch salad. The one with the post was set for an ear stud, to give an idea of size.

It's certainly usable as long as you aren't after true macro.

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Jan 26, 2014 21:21 |  #9

Nice shot, that will work!




  
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Jan 26, 2014 21:24 |  #10

Btw- which Raynox DRC do I need to get for my 70-300?

Please point me in the right direction...

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