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POLL: "Which is in your bag for wedding detail shots?"
Canon 100mm L
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52.6%
Canon 100mm Non- L
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Canon 60mm
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Canon 50mm
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2.6%
Canon 180mm
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1.3%
Other (Brand, normal lense + tube, etc.)
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Which macro lens is in your bag?

 
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Jun 11, 2014 21:26 |  #16

What? It's not a bad focal length for portraits, and very sharp. Decent for just general photography on a FF. The only reason I don't use it more for that, is my 70-200 has that range covered, and is also very sharp.

I don't like it for portraits, but then again, I don't like the 70-200 either. I like to be able to shoot down towards 2.0-2.5 and I think the bokeh is pretty poor on the 100 macro as well. I used it for a wedding once, and the images were poor when I compared them with my 85mm 1.2. (To be fair, most lenses are).

If it had general portrait optics similar to the 135 2.0 or 85 1.2, it would be in everyone's kit-bag, and every canon lens would be a macro.


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Jun 11, 2014 22:47 |  #17

scorpio_e wrote in post #16963825 (external link)
The lens is amazing !!!! A hidden gem.

so is the siggy

actually they are all pretty dam sharp so i would buy a macro on price point-- Wait.. I didbw!


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Jun 12, 2014 00:29 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #18

Upgraded from the Canon 100 to the 100L... Love the IS. Hate the build quality. The IS unit is already making wierd noises. Image quality wise, they seem about the same. Like vanmidd said, its only on the camera for rings and detail shots. The 85 1.2 and 135 2.0 are just too good to even think about using the Macro on people.


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Jun 12, 2014 02:22 |  #19

I own the Canon 100L however I don't take it to weddings anymore. As I go solo, It's just another lens to lug around. I have found that I get great results of close-up with my 70-200mm. My style of photography is outdoors with a landscape bent to it. More of a big picture person myself. And my clients are aware of this before they book me. If a client was really big on the small stuff I'd then use it.


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Jun 12, 2014 23:08 |  #20

The 85 1.2 and 135 2.0 are just too good to even think about using the Macro on people.

Couldn't agree more.


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Jun 13, 2014 12:21 |  #21

"The 85 1.2 and 135 2.0 are just too good to even think about using the Macro on people"

Yes but they make lousy macros *L*


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Jun 14, 2014 22:58 |  #22

Yes but they make lousy macros *L*

I don't think anyone is disputing this. Macros lenses for macro shots, portrait lenses for portrait shots.


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Jun 27, 2014 03:54 |  #23

Zeiss 50mm MP f/2.0


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Jul 01, 2014 17:37 |  #24

60mm, or extension tubes with my other lenses as the situation dictates. I also use tubes to put the 60 (which is an EF-S lens) on a full frame body. Works great with negligible added vignetting.




  
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Jul 04, 2014 01:28 |  #25

I rarely shoot weddings, but when I do I donĀ“t carry one of my dedicated macro lenses with me.
I use extension tubes, and sometimes a fast lens wideopen - to get a very small DOF and a dreamy image, probably with some glow.


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Jul 17, 2014 14:59 |  #26

Just a 12mm auto extension tube. I like the versatility it provides (can be used with any of my lenses) and don't see a need for a dedicated macro lens.


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Jul 17, 2014 15:22 |  #27

I have extension tubes. I have much more versatility with a macro lens. I do have to say extension tubes are cheap. I will shoot a getting ready with a 35 on one camera and the 90 macro 2.8 VC on the other.


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Jul 17, 2014 15:36 |  #28

Trent Gillespie wrote in post #16966765 (external link)
Upgraded from the Canon 100 to the 100L... Love the IS. Hate the build quality. The IS unit is already making wierd noises. Image quality wise, they seem about the same. Like vanmidd said, its only on the camera for rings and detail shots. The 85 1.2 and 135 2.0 are just too good to even think about using the Macro on people.

I've reached this point now, its in the travel roller bag and only mounted for ring/detail shots then goes right back in the bag.


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Jul 17, 2014 15:55 |  #29

I have the 50mm compact macro that gets used from time to time.




  
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Jul 17, 2014 16:07 |  #30

I screw this close up lens (external link) on my 200mm prime or zoom, which gives me close to 1:1 magnification and takes up almost no space in my bag.




  
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