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Jan 15, 2016 18:10 |  #211

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Some macro testing. Super sharp!


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Stunning image, Matthew. I keep forgetting the lens has pseudo-macro capabilities. This will spur me on!


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Jan 15, 2016 19:13 |  #212

AnnieMacD wrote in post #17859711 (external link)
Stunning image, Matthew. I keep forgetting the lens has pseudo-macro capabilities. This will spur me on!

Thank you, Annie :-) For me, the macro capability is what makes this lens so much fun for general purpose walk around use. I'm almost scared that my 100L might start gathering dust (which I'd probably take a macro shot of using the 24-70 f/4 haha).

Another messing around macro-ish shot. The image in Lightroom is a lot more cleaner than what's shown here, unfortunately. This lens does a great job in the macro range of the zoom!


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Jan 15, 2016 22:19 |  #213

The macro and the IS are what really set this thing apart! .6x and 4 stops of IS is a killer combo for a walk around ZOOM. Great shots, thanks for sharing.


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Jan 16, 2016 06:52 |  #214

AnnieMacD wrote in post #17859711 (external link)
Stunning image, Matthew. I keep forgetting the lens has pseudo-macro capabilities. This will spur me on!

Gotta agree with Annie. I too haven't put the macro end of this lens through the paces yet. However, the IS would sure be as handy for the little stuff as it has been for the bigger stuff I usually point this lens at.


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Jan 16, 2016 15:52 |  #215

I took my aforementioned 100L out today and got some comparison shots near MFD. The 24-70 focuses physically closer than the 100L, but the extra reach of the 100mm gives you a tighter FOV to make up for it. Additionally, as you may have read in reviews, the 24-70 focusing so close can actually affect lighting.

It has to also be said that while the 24-70 performs admirably for macro duties, the 100L is just on another level. That's ok though, the 24-70 is much more versatile, so I'm cool with the slight performance decrease.


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Jan 16, 2016 16:00 |  #216

Nice shots! The macro is a great feature, it makes it a really versatile lens but your right it's probably not a replacement for the 100L, especially if you put some extension tubes on the 100L. All of last year I considered switching to a smaller camera system but I decided to add this lens as a somewhat small option. I also picked up a 7D2 which I have been playing around with more than this lens but I hope to get this one out again soon.


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Jan 16, 2016 16:03 |  #217

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I took my aforementioned 100L out today and got some comparison shots near MFD. The 24-70 focuses physically closer than the 100L, but the extra reach of the 100mm gives you a tighter FOV to make up for it. Additionally, as you may have read in reviews, the 24-70 focusing so close can actually affect lighting.

It has to also be said that while the 24-70 performs admirably for macro duties, the 100L is just on another level. That's ok though, the 24-70 is much more versatile, so I'm cool with the slight performance decrease.
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Thanks, Matthew, for doing this comparison. I have both lenses as well and agree with your findings. The 100mm Macro is also a superb lens but not as versatile (but can take true macro images).


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Jan 16, 2016 17:39 |  #218

Thanks for the Comparison Matthew, I've wondered how a true macro would compare to this- so thank you!!


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Jan 16, 2016 20:24 |  #219

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Jan 31, 2016 12:31 |  #220

1/160th of a second is pretty quick, but the wind was howling around 30 MPH across Lake Champlain and it was a good 10 degrees below freezing. I had gloves on and was shooting with a very unforgiving 50 megapixels from a 5DsR. I think this is another great example of where this lens' image stabilization shines!

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Feb 29, 2016 13:48 |  #223

Anyone had problem with dust entering the lens? purchased one 10 days ago and at the mount end on the inside of the glass it's full of dust!


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Mar 02, 2016 02:28 |  #225

After 10 day's I've had to sent mine back to the shop "Full Refund" - due to being full of dust! Anyone else noticed problems with dust inside?


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