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FF or crop for macro?

 
shayneyasinski
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Apr 07, 2011 12:33 |  #1

I have a 5d2 and a 7D , what should I mount my 100mm Macro lens on for the best results, ff or crop?


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Apr 07, 2011 12:39 |  #2

shayneyasinski wrote in post #12177127 (external link)
I have a 5d2 and a 7D , what should I mount my 100mm Macro lens on for the best results, ff or crop?

The crop.

One of the toughest things in macro is getting a wide enough Depth of Field on the subject. The crops tend to have a larger DOF given the same Field of View, than a Full Frame would. In most cases, this is considered a weakness of crops, but in macro, it is an advantage.

Actually, except when getting into really sophisticated and time consuming things like slicing, cameras like the G12 produce amazing results in macro, maybe even better than a crop.


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Apr 07, 2011 16:26 |  #3

Yup, def the 7D. I used to have a 5D/40D combo specifically for having the crop sensor around for macro. I hope someday I can justify the 5D2/7D combo to have that luxury again :)


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