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Aug 04, 2014 09:35 |  #16
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Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17075243 (external link)
It's an EF-S lens and work only with crop sensor, the OP have also a 6D which is full frame ;)

OP has a 60D. I prefer the 60mm on apsc over the 100 on FF, for the reasons stated. Just personal preference, though.


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Aug 04, 2014 09:49 |  #17

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17075266 (external link)
OP has a 60D. I prefer the 60mm on apsc over the 100 on FF, for the reasons stated. Just personal preference, though.

Yes ok, but it will work only on one of his bodies, instead of both with the 100/105


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Aug 04, 2014 09:54 |  #18

Yeah, I think I want something that will work for the FF for sure. Eventually I'll be able to upgrade again. Having 2 full frame's then, I'll probably sell my crop, so no reason to add lens' only for it at this point.

Thanks for the suggestion though.


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Aug 04, 2014 10:07 |  #19
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Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17075302 (external link)
Yes ok, but it will work only on one of his bodies, instead of both with the 100/105

Sure. I realize that. I was just expressing my preference. In the post above this, the OP makes it clear that he wants an EF lens, not efs. That settles that.


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Aug 04, 2014 10:46 |  #20

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I honestly don't know anything about extension tubes. I will have to look into it though.

Extension tubes allow you to focus closer with any lens. It'll allow you to get more magnification with your current lenses. It would be good if your only reason for a macro is the occasional ring shot


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Aug 04, 2014 12:12 |  #21

I have another question. In comparing the Canon and Sigma, it says the Canon has a Minimum Focus Distance of 1' (30.48 cm), while the Sigma says 12.3" (31.24 cm). Is the 12" a typo?

I'm assuming Minimum Focus Distance, is how far away you need to be from the subject? Thanks..


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Aug 04, 2014 12:22 |  #22

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I have another question. In comparing the Canon and Sigma, it says the Canon has a Minimum Focus Distance of 1' (30.48 cm), while the Sigma says 12.3" (31.24 cm). Is the 12" a typo?

I'm assuming Minimum Focus Distance, is how far away you need to be from the subject? Thanks..

well the sigma is a tiny bit longer, so it makes sense to have to be just a tiny bit farther than the canon.


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Aug 04, 2014 17:36 |  #23

Yes it's a typo ;)


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Aug 04, 2014 17:48 |  #24

If you go the dedicated macro lens route, either Canon 100mm would be an excellent choice. Extension tubes have two major benefits - reduced cost compared to a macro lens and the ability to mount any of your lenses on them. They also have a significant drawback, in that you must remove the tube in order to focus on non-macro subjects. With a true macro lens you can easily go from shooting portraits to detail shots, not so with an extension tube. Another option is the Canon 90mm TS-E. With a maximum magnification of .29x (higher with tubes) and the ability to manipulate the focus plane via tilt, it could be very useful for detail shots.


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Aug 04, 2014 18:03 |  #25

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Yes it's a typo ;)

what part about it is a typo?...maybe i'm missing something...


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Aug 04, 2014 19:14 |  #26

I only 2nd shot weddings therefore I don't do a ton of ring shots and macro photography isn't a huge are of concern for me so I picked up a set of Kenko extension tubes on eBay and they work amazing for what I need it to do.




  
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Aug 04, 2014 19:24 |  #27

DreDaze wrote in post #17076314 (external link)
what part about it is a typo?...maybe i'm missing something...

There isn't.

Either they are joking, or Sparrow19 did not pay attention to the superscript on the numbers. "Distance of 1' (30.48 cm), while the Sigma says 12.3" (31.24 cm). Is the 12" a typo"


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Aug 04, 2014 21:08 |  #28

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There isn't.

Either they are joking, or Sparrow19 did not pay attention to the superscript on the numbers. "Distance of 1' (30.48 cm), while the Sigma says 12.3" (31.24 cm). Is the 12" a typo"

You're right. I didn't even catch that. 1' (foot) vs 12.3" (inches). Essentially the same thing. I guess I just assumed they'd list both in the same measurement scale. I guess that explains why I was thinking that being 1" (inch) away from something was really crazy, HA. Thanks..!


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Aug 05, 2014 01:30 |  #29

Sparrow19 wrote in post #17076651 (external link)
You're right. I didn't even catch that. 1' (foot) vs 12.3" (inches). Essentially the same thing. I guess I just assumed they'd list both in the same measurement scale. I guess that explains why I was thinking that being 1" (inch) away from something was really crazy, HA. Thanks..!

i thought 12 ... feet ... hahahaha (so the 2 was a typo in my mind ;) )


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Aug 05, 2014 02:20 |  #30

Or pick up a 24-70/2.8 Mark I.... It's a great portrait lens on a crop camera, pretty darned nice on full frame, as well, and close enough focusing for ring shots (about 1/3 life size, if memory serves). You can add extension tubes to it, to make it focus even closer, too. Should be just fine for ring shots without it, though. I'd much rather have a versatile lens like the 24-70, that can also do ring shots, than a specialty lens mostly just usable for ring shots. Contrary to a lot of belief, most macro lenses are too sharp for portraiture.

TS-E 90mm does do well as a close-up lens on full frame (I use a TS-E 45mm on crop), and can be used with extension tubes, too... but it's manual focus only and costs more than most of the macro lenses being discussed.

Cheapest and easiest solution would be a set of Kenko macro tubes ($200 new) and use those with your existing lenses. If you go looking on eBay or elsewhere for a used set to save a little money, be aware the older ones marked "CA/AF" do not work with EF-S lenses... only EF. Currently available Kenko marked "CA/AFs" will work with both EF and EF-S lenses. You don't presently have any EF-S lenses, so this might not matter and you may be able to save a few $s buying an older used set that's EF only.


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