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16-35 II for Macro

 
Kruzkal
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Feb 26, 2009 07:19 |  #1

Hi,

I am a new proud owner of a 16-35 II. I know it is compatible with macro extention tubes so I was wondering how well does it work as a macro lens?

Anybody tried it and have some samples?

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Feb 26, 2009 07:59 |  #2

Typically you will want something with a longer focal length for macro work, but you can use extension tubes with this lens to allow for closer focusing distances. With a wide-angle lens like the 16-35, close up focusing usually translates into distortion in the image.


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Jannie
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Feb 26, 2009 10:44 |  #3

I tried it when shooting flowers, sometimes I like to be up close and wide but it didn't work. The lens that close, completely covered the flower and shadowed too much of the light. I mean I could use it but I was better off with my 35L and an extension tube doing the same thing; I guess it's about the physical size and distance from the sensor which makes the lens an inch or two closer with the 16-35II which made it not work very well. I didn't measure these distances so I'm guessing that's the reason but all I know is I tried it several times and abandoned the idea.

Kruzcal you might be able to use it at it's longer focal lengths with an extension tube, it's a pretty amazing lens and it's good to learn all you can do with it.

But I do it all the time with my 24- 70, granted it's a challenge at 24 and might have the same problems.

This was shot at 24mm with the 24-70 with an extension tube, I think I did crop it some and it was lit by window light, shot with a 5D

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This was shot with the 24-70 @ 43mm using a extension tube on a 5D

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