Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 01 Sep 2009 (Tuesday) 10:30
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

 
eriet30
Goldmember
Avatar
2,327 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 2030
Joined Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix AZ
     
Aug 26, 2013 23:50 as a reply to  @ post 16243073 |  #5251

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9598605269_9908593f1d_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …s/9733305@N03/9​598605269/  (external link)
20130825untitled shoot-IMG_5047-85 (external link) by eriet30 (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/9598595539_060e467386_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …s/9733305@N03/9​598595539/  (external link)
20130825untitled shoot-IMG_5104-64 (external link) by eriet30 (external link), on Flickr

I love how it can make corn interesting
IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/9598603255_2e3d1b954b_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …s/9733305@N03/9​598603255/  (external link)
20130825untitled shoot-IMG_5068-80 (external link) by eriet30 (external link), on Flickr

"Vision is the art of seeing that which is invisible"
http:// … flickr (external link) www.paulvanderveen.net (external link)

A9 / A7rII /A6000IR -CV10, Loxia 21, Tam 28-75, FE90, FE 100-400GM, Rok 8mm Fish
Legacy Glass: Canon FD 55 1.2 / Jupiter 9 85mm 1.4 / Viv S1 90 2.5 macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
OrnateWobbegong
Member
69 posts
Joined Jul 2013
Location: UK
     
Aug 27, 2013 13:30 as a reply to  @ eriet30's post |  #5252


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Been trying to get the hang of the 100mm macro and my new flash :oops:

Obviously I have a lot to learn and I get more photos for the bin than I do keepers, but I didn't think this was half bad.

Don't know how you guys get your images so amazingly sharp :confused:

7D | 100D | 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II | 100mm f/2.8 L | 24-105mm f/4 L | 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 | 50mm f/1.8 II | MR-14EX | 270EX II |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ F ­ stops ­ here
Goldmember
Avatar
2,061 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Sep 2012
Location: San Jose, Ca
     
Aug 27, 2013 18:33 as a reply to  @ OrnateWobbegong's post |  #5253

Been trying to get the hang of the 100mm macro and my new flash :oops:

Obviously I have a lot to learn and I get more photos for the bin than I do keepers, but I didn't think this was half bad.

Don't know how you guys get your images so amazingly sharp :confused:

Do you have the EXIF data for the shot?


JD
Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/ (external link)
Smugmug-primefocus.smugmug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
seanlancaster
Member
Avatar
198 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2013
Location: Michigan, USA
     
Aug 27, 2013 20:01 |  #5254

A little wider than the typical 100 Macro shot:

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3807/9596012988_64dcc1e7bc_b.jpg

Homogeneity on Flickr (external link)

I am Sean Lancaster on Flickr (external link)
Sony A7, Contax G 90/2.8, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2 II, & FE Zeiss 55/1.8 (<-most used)
Sony NEX 5N and many lenses including many Canon FD

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
butterfly2937
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,964 posts
Gallery: 226 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 625
Joined Apr 2009
Location: Connecticut USA
     
Aug 27, 2013 20:48 as a reply to  @ seanlancaster's post |  #5255

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/9605027452_8ca0942dcd_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …ughcarolslens/9​605027452/  (external link)
_47W5448.jpg (external link) by Through Carol's Lens (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/9601791727_a1a951d7f0_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …ughcarolslens/9​601791727/  (external link)
_47W5442.jpg (external link) by Through Carol's Lens (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2847/9601793333_4ef8e004a4_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …ughcarolslens/9​601793333/  (external link)
_47W5455.jpg (external link) by Through Carol's Lens (external link), on Flickr

_______________
flickr (external link)
GEAR

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
OrnateWobbegong
Member
69 posts
Joined Jul 2013
Location: UK
     
Aug 28, 2013 02:45 |  #5256

The F stops here wrote in post #16245401 (external link)
Do you have the EXIF data for the shot?

Canon EOS 7D
100mm
f/8
1/13 sec
ISO 100
Spot metering
Manual exposure
MR-14EX


7D | 100D | 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II | 100mm f/2.8 L | 24-105mm f/4 L | 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 | 50mm f/1.8 II | MR-14EX | 270EX II |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ F ­ stops ­ here
Goldmember
Avatar
2,061 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Sep 2012
Location: San Jose, Ca
     
Aug 28, 2013 08:57 |  #5257

OrnateWobbegong wrote in post #16246369 (external link)
Canon EOS 7D
100mm
f/8
1/13 sec
ISO 100
Spot metering
Manual exposure
MR-14EX

Shutter speed is whats most likely getting you, at 1/13 even a slight breeze on the web will introduce some motion blur, you can try bumping the ISO to 200 to help compensate but even then i fear the SS will still be too slow.

I've not done much research on the MR-14 but does it not produce enough light for you to shoot in the 1/160 to the 1/250 range?


JD
Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/ (external link)
Smugmug-primefocus.smugmug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LV ­ Moose
Moose gets blamed for everything.
Avatar
23,353 posts
Gallery: 205 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 4186
Joined Dec 2008
     
Aug 28, 2013 09:03 |  #5258

OrnateWobbegong wrote in post #16244719 (external link)
thumbnail
Hosted photo: posted by OrnateWobbegong in
./showthread.php?p=162​44719&i=i217654092
forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive


Been trying to get the hang of the 100mm macro and my new flash :oops:

Obviously I have a lot to learn and I get more photos for the bin than I do keepers, but I didn't think this was half bad.

Don't know how you guys get your images so amazingly sharp :confused:

What JD said.

And, if you have enough light to go to f/11, you'll get a little more of the subject in focus. I'm sure on a 7D you could probably go to at least ISO 400 without too much noise.

But, really... that's not a bad shot of the spider :)


Moose

Gear... Flickr (external link)...Flickr 2 (external link)...
Macro (external link)...Hummingbirds (external link)
Aircraft (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
OrnateWobbegong
Member
69 posts
Joined Jul 2013
Location: UK
     
Aug 28, 2013 09:15 |  #5259

The F stops here wrote in post #16246894 (external link)
Shutter speed is whats most likely getting you, at 1/13 even a slight breeze on the web will introduce some motion blur, you can try bumping the ISO to 200 to help compensate but even then i fear the SS will still be too slow.

I've not done much research on the MR-14 but does it not produce enough light for you to shoot in the 1/160 to the 1/250 range?

Hi thanks for the assistance. I'm still trying to figure out the flash, not done much flash photography before. I've had this irrational (or probably rational!) fear that its too complicated for me :oops:

The flash is quite bright and I was having trouble with over exposure, so I've probably used too much flash exposure compensation and not paid attention to the shutter :(
Usually by the time I've sorted out my camera whatever creepy crawly I've been tracking has wandered off!

I've also been struggling with using the flash as fill as I didn't want a completely black background.

I read that I should be setting my shutter speed and aperture to get within 2 stops of the ambient light exposure, set the flash to 0 FEC and adjust from there. Is this a good place to start or are there some better tips for using flash as fill for macro?

Like I said, I'm a total noob to flash and only just getting back into photography from a long break. The last time I took it remotely seriously I was developing black and white film at college :o

I appreciate all the help, this forum is an excellent place to learn :D


7D | 100D | 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II | 100mm f/2.8 L | 24-105mm f/4 L | 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 | 50mm f/1.8 II | MR-14EX | 270EX II |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
OrnateWobbegong
Member
69 posts
Joined Jul 2013
Location: UK
     
Aug 28, 2013 09:19 |  #5260

LV Moose wrote in post #16246906 (external link)
But, really... that's not a bad shot of the spider :)

Thanks LV :)

I was quite pleased with it and happy in the knowledge that it can only get better as long as I practice and put the effort in!


7D | 100D | 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II | 100mm f/2.8 L | 24-105mm f/4 L | 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 | 50mm f/1.8 II | MR-14EX | 270EX II |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jmckayak
Senior Member
478 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 14
Joined May 2009
     
Aug 28, 2013 11:47 |  #5261

Ornatewobbegon, Try f16, ISO 250 and no EV compensation. The flash should be ETTL mode. That might not work but should be a place to start. Let that very nice light do the work for you, that's what it's for...
Not a bad photo as it is. Be sure to read all the 'stickies' in the macro talk section.

John mc




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ F ­ stops ­ here
Goldmember
Avatar
2,061 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Sep 2012
Location: San Jose, Ca
     
Aug 28, 2013 18:53 |  #5262

^^As stated above, ETTL is the route i was going to suggest. Your next step is diffusing the light, this is where a large key is. Even the ever coveted MT-24EX needs a ton of diffusion help to produce a lot of the awesome pics you see in the macro section.

Also as mentioned above, check out the stickies and also LordV has a sticky in his sig that is beyond helpful as far as tips go.

Most importantly, keep shooting and practicing and have fun :D


JD
Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/ (external link)
Smugmug-primefocus.smugmug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hanjolee
Member
178 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Apr 2010
     
Aug 28, 2013 19:57 |  #5263

Love the Lens!


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Sony A7
FE 55mm 1.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ F ­ stops ­ here
Goldmember
Avatar
2,061 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Sep 2012
Location: San Jose, Ca
     
Aug 28, 2013 22:04 |  #5264

Found a couple small spiders tonight

IMAGE: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/9616813869_0c0561bb6b_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/96168​13869/  (external link)
Spider12 (external link) by LenzFreak (external link), on Flickr
IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/9616813065_e330b07a19_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/96168​13065/  (external link)
Spider11 (external link) by LenzFreak (external link), on Flickr

JD
Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lenzfreak/ (external link)
Smugmug-primefocus.smugmug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cogs ­ v
Goldmember
Avatar
1,662 posts
Gallery: 153 photos
Likes: 5803
Joined Jun 2010
Location: Portsmouth UK
     
Aug 30, 2013 12:51 as a reply to  @ The F stops here's post |  #5265

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i256.photobucke​t.com …hh181/1pinto/IM​G_7511.jpg (external link)

The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/59471898@N04/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,370,832 views & 5,583 likes for this thread
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is quickcashfundingcartitleloans
1036 guests, 254 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.