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which macro...60mm or 100mm?

 
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Feb 08, 2008 14:02 |  #1

(Reposting...since I posted this on the wrong EOS forum...)

Hi all,

Consider I already have a 50mm f/1.4 and 17-55mm f/2.8...would it make more sense to get the 100mm rather than the 60mm? I understand I can't take macros with the other 2, but I feel like if I get a 60mm I'll have 3 lenses do the 50-60mm range...a little too much there?

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Feb 08, 2008 14:10 |  #2

Thats a good way of looking at it and there are several other points that may help you make the decision. The 60mm is a crop only lens, the 100mm is applicable for all bodies. The 100 has a bigger stand off distance making picture taking a bit more comfortable. And lastly, I still think that the 100mm has better image quality.


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Feb 08, 2008 14:13 |  #3

Yep, as I posted in your other thread, you can't go wrong with the 100mm f/2.8 macro.


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Feb 08, 2008 16:26 as a reply to  @ Mark_Cohran's post |  #4

Personally I'd go for the 100mm - greater working distance, and better DOF as well

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Feb 08, 2008 17:10 |  #5

HyperYagami,
Another vote for the 100mm f/2.8, and it also works great as a 100mm telephoto lens :)


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