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EF 100 2.8 Macro

 
BugEyes
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May 14, 2008 16:01 |  #1

Just bought one used over the web and need you all to reassure me how good it is, gonna use it primarily for macro.

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May 14, 2008 16:03 |  #2

Great lens. I used it at the National Orchid Show in D.C. http://photo.joedlh.ne​t/DCOrchids.php (external link)


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May 15, 2008 04:03 |  #3

I've got it and all I can say is that is a great lens..so sharp for macro and also used as a standard 100mm..the bookeh is stunning..

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May 16, 2008 17:46 |  #4

Thank's, got it today and after a few short tests I know I got the right lens.
This one is a great macro as well as a great portrait lens, and flipped over to the non macro focusing mode it seem to be good for action as well.
A lot of quality functionallity for the money and I'm pleased.
But now that I have the 85 1.8, the 100 2.8 Macro and the 135L I have a problem with what lens to choose for cetain occasions like closeup portraits.


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May 16, 2008 17:47 |  #5

ONe of the sharpest Canon lenses. Congrats on the new purchase!!


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May 16, 2008 17:59 |  #6

Go try it out...it is insanely sharp and impressive. I love mine.


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May 16, 2008 18:01 as a reply to  @ Grentz's post |  #7

Have no fear, it's a spectacular lens, especially for the money! ;)


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May 16, 2008 19:39 as a reply to  @ Cobra351's post |  #8

Great lens, tons of fun. If you're using it for macro, you can't go wrong.


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May 16, 2008 19:52 |  #9

EcoRick wrote in post #5539699 (external link)
Great lens, tons of fun. If you're using it for macro, you can't go wrong.

I even use it as a normal lens, It is so sharp it is just awesome.

Works great for nature photography, and f2.8 @ 100mm is awesome for shallow DOF.


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May 16, 2008 21:15 |  #10

its a great walkaround for me sometimes, possibilities are endless with this lens. inspires creativity in every way!


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May 17, 2008 00:56 |  #11

It's a great lens. You'll love it.


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May 17, 2008 01:06 |  #12

Congrats, great walkaround and macro lens.


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May 17, 2008 01:34 |  #13

Just enjoy the lens.
Last I was asked to shoot a family get together (300+ members) and did the whole shooting entirly whith this lens and a 30d. Just in case I had a 24-105 in the bag but it never came out. The pictures turned out stunningly sharp (a bit too much for some) but hell what a great lens for portraits. By the way nearly all photo's were taken with flash and it used up all three sets of batteries. At the end I had about a 1000 pictures to present.
Good luch with it.
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May 17, 2008 15:30 as a reply to  @ Lenty007's post |  #14

you won't regret it, except that it will make your other lenses look soft ;)


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May 17, 2008 15:38 |  #15

yeah, pretty much, its the sharpest! i use it for head shots and candid street photography a lot too... nice lens...


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