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May 03, 2016 13:24 |  #1

Hi everyone !

I'm new on this forums, and I'm beginner photographer.

I would know if the Canon EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM ( as a lens ) will work well on my DSLR Canon 1200D EOS or not.

Thanks for replying and giving interest to my topic.

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May 03, 2016 15:15 |  #2

That lens will give you the framing of a 160mm lens on your camera. If that suits your needs then the Canon 100mm Macro (either version) will work excellently on your camera. They wouldn't be my first choice for sports/action shooting as they do not focus particularly quickly few, if any, macro lenses do! If that is not a problem then it is a superb lens that you will enjoy using.


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May 03, 2016 15:26 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #3

Yeah I'm focusing especially in MARCO photography ( flowers, nature, things, ... ) so with my 1200D, you advice me to buy Canon EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM or if you have another information to give me, it will be a pleasure for me and thanks a lot for all this informations and replying, it's help me !




  
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May 03, 2016 15:44 as a reply to  @ broxik's post |  #4

Just a thought, when photographing flowers, I find that the 100mm focal length can be a bit long. This is normally because I do this sort of thing in public gardens/greenhouses and there isn't always room to frame things as I like. If you are looking for 1 to 1 magnification then this does not apply but if you are trying for a full flower then you will have to move back a bit!
There are two other lenses that you should consider. Firstly, if 100mm suits you, then the Canon 100 F2.8 Macro (no IS) is very very nearly as good and quite a bit cheaper - this is what I use. The other one is the Canon 60mm F2.8 Macro. I have used a friend's one and really like this lens for flowers as it gives a more convenient shooting distance. Note the Canon 60mm has an EFS mount. This will work perfectly on your camera but not if you decide to go full frame (EF mount) in the future.
These days Macro lenses are very/extremely good so it's really just down to which one suits your needs best. The Canon 100 F2.8 L IS Macro is the best macro and general use 100mm that I have yet tried - but I haven't tried them all!:-)


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May 03, 2016 16:08 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #5

Thanks for replying and giving me all these good informations!

I'll try to test the both 60mm and the 100mm MACRO and i'll decide after, just one more question, what is the difference between the 60mm MACRO Lens and the 100mm one ? i'm talking about wich kind of MARCO shots it could more perfect that the other ?




  
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May 03, 2016 16:18 |  #6

The 60mm Macro will give about the same framing on an APSC camera like yours as the 100mm will give on a full frame camera.
The main reason for the different focal lengths is that it gives different working distances for the same magnification. In other words if you want to photograph live subjects then a longer lens may be better as it allows you to be a bit further away so you are less likely to scare the subject away. On the other hand if your subject cannot move then this is not important.

I am far from an expert on macro photography, perhaps you would get more help in the "Macro" section on this forum:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdis​play.php?f=123


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May 03, 2016 16:24 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #7

Just when i put the 100mm MACRO lens on my APSC ( Canon 1200D ) it will not effect my camera ? in other word it will work normaly ?

And there is no worries to put this lens on my camera ?

Just because i'm afraid to buy this lens and it will not work after, thanks a lot for replying.




  
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May 03, 2016 17:16 |  #8

It will work extremely well!


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May 03, 2016 17:48 |  #9

The Canon 100mm macro is a fantastic lens and will work perfectly on your camera with no issues. it's much better than the 60mm in that working distance is much more comfortable. Framing for macro work is pretty irrelevant as your framing for subject so working distance is a better measure.


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May 03, 2016 18:12 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #10

That's what I was, clumsily, trying to say!
I have, on occasion, found my 100mm a little long for larger flowers in tropical greenhouses etc where space can be limited. In other circumstances the extra working distance can be handy as you say.
Either way "broxik" is not going to find a higher quality macro lens than that one!


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May 03, 2016 18:38 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #11

Thank you so much dudes for those informations, but how about the price of 100mm lens MACRO ?




  
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May 05, 2016 07:10 |  #12

A 100mm macro is a great lens, and regarding tight quarters affecting framing, just get some macro tubes (Kenko makes a great set), and that will reduce your working distance while giving you the magnification you seek.

It is easier/less expensive to shrink your distance cheaply than to add working distance later.

Also, try to get an 18-55 STM lens, or keep it if you have one already. In tight quarters, that lens is quite handy as a pseudo-macro lens, because you can get very close to objects with it.


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May 08, 2016 07:33 |  #13

broxik wrote in post #17994964 (external link)
Thank you so much dudes for those informations, but how about the price of 100mm lens MACRO ?

Gloria - Prices for new in US:
http://shop.usa.canon.​com …nses-flashes/macro-lenses (external link)
http://www.canonpricew​atch.com/prices/ (external link) (scroll down to macro lenses)


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