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Old Mar 8, 2010, 9:23 PM   #11
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I like to stop down to f9-f14 for close up work with a longer exposure time.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 9:37 PM   #12
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Very nice results with the EF-s lens.

If you want to get a good canon macro lens, the EF 100mm 2.8 macro is not a bad option at 1/2 the price of the L. Even though it is discontinue, you will be able to find them new. I recently go this lens. This link have some of my first test shots at different aperture.

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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind

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one thing to note, with the ef 100mm 2.8 USM, it focus's pretty fast with the USM. So it also serves a a mid tele prime for me. Sigma 105mm 2.8 and the tamron 90mm 2.8 is also nice macro at around the same price, but the AF very slowly.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 9:50 PM   #14
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one thing to note, with the ef 100mm 2.8 USM, it focus's pretty fast with the USM. So it also serves a a mid tele prime for me. Sigma 105mm 2.8 and the tamron 90mm 2.8 is also nice macro at around the same price, but the AF very slowly.
Ok, what do you think of capturing dogs in action with the two canon 100 mm macro lenses

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Old Mar 8, 2010, 9:53 PM   #15
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Ok, what do you think of capturing dogs in action with the two canon 100 mm macro lenses

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with USM, the macro lenses focus faster. but still they have very long travel distances, so they tend to not focus as fast as a normal tele with a shorter travel distance.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 10:00 PM   #16
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It will not be that great for dogs, but it the ef 100mm 2.0 would be a better for that. It is pretty fast for a macro but really not suited for fast action.
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100 f2.0 or the 85 1.8 either would be great. also a 70-200 2.8 would be almost ideal for that purpose.
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Lovely shot Torgny. Cant wait for spring and summer here hope it starts soon we had SNOW to day big 4 inch wide snowflakes they were big falling out of the sky I was like WOW.... hope the earth did not tilt back to winter!?
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nice shot.... im thinking of getting one of those led ring lights to try out for lighting close ups what did you use torgny? an external or the built in camera flash?
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Old Mar 9, 2010, 10:21 AM   #20
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Lovely shot, Torgny!
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