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Old Aug 14, 2007, 5:29 AM   #1
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I am looking for a macro lens for my canon 400D (Revert XTI)

Have read good reviews for the 60mm and the 100mm

but I have a big doubt,...

which one shall I buy ??

Could the 100mm be handled to get photos or should be mounted in a tripod ??? (have discarted the MP-E 65 for this reason; and price)



The 60mm got on his favor that could be more usseful also for portrait,.. but I thing I could get better macros with the 100mm as got the 40mm extra....



Some options comments about this two lens ????
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Old Aug 14, 2007, 8:11 AM   #2
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The only drawback with the 60mm is that it's not a full-frame...

This is a full-frame and it can't get any better than this:
http://www.popphoto.com/cameralenses...cro-af.html%5D
"... SQF numbers showed sharpness and contrast in the Excellent range, with noticeably better performance, especially at higher magnification, than, for example, Canon's recently tested (and superb) 60mm EF-S 1:1 lens. In fact, the Sigma is one of only a handful of lenses today that pulls down SQF numbers within the 90th percentile all the way out to our maximum magnification (20x24 inches)...
CONCLUSION:
With a lens like this, Sigma makes it difficult for us to sound objective. In practical terms, it's faultless.
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Could the 100mm be handled to get photos or should be mounted in a tripod ??? (have discarted the MP-E 65 for this reason; and price)
Unless you are shooting with natural light which requires a tripod - Most macros are done with flash which will freeze any handshake - I've never use any tripod with my 150mm: (1/125s f/16.0 at 150.0mm iso100 with Flash)


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Old Aug 17, 2007, 7:54 AM   #3
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Just found this on the other lens thread - Sigma has really put its act together in the macro arena (check out "The competition" section):

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...uct/180/cat/30
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