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Old Jan 23, 2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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ok guys and gals...if i get a macro lens of at least 100mm or more which i am going to...can i or will i be able to take it of the macro setting ...reason why is i cant change anything in macro setting's with my xsi..and will i still have good results with out being in macro mode??
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 4:46 PM   #2
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of course, you can shoot your camera in any mode with any lens.
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 7:59 PM   #3
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If you want the lens to serve double duty as a fast prime, the canon ef 100 2.8 is the fastest AF among the marco lenses I tested in the 90-105mm range. Sigma, Tamron and Canon.

I just pick up a new ef 100 2.8 last week.
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If you prefer a little more standoff distances then I highly recommend the Sigma 150mm - This lens has HSM so is plenty fast in AF and is "the best bang of just about anything in its focal length/aperture range":
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...uct/180/cat/30
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thanks alot guys helps me alot...first im gonna get the cannon 55/250/ is...next week then work on the macro lens...gonna take a few weeks ...in the mean time practice practice..... pratice.... thanks again all
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well if you get into 1:1 macro shooting, get a decent tripod. If not, I would for go the 55-250 IS and get the ef 70-300 IS. It can do macro work just not 1:1, it will give you 1 lens that can do double duty and save you some money.
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 1:21 AM   #7
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ya shoturtle i do want to do some good macro shooting .....and i do have a decent Velbon tripod...it will take some time but i will get a good macro lens...ive always messed around with macro shooting on my p&s camera's.....so in do time i will have all that i need.....im gonna have to put some miricle grow on my money tree for this new hobby...which im sure it will turn into more then that......lol...thank's
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Just wanted to let you know that the longer macro lens will run you about 470 dollars. And that you can get the ef 70-300mm for about 450 and it can serve 2 purpose until you are ready for a dedicated marco. And you will get bit faster AF lens then the ef-s 55-250 and great range. Just incase you want to shot some marco right away. While you save for a true macro lens.

I actually have both lenses. Both are very sharp and are great zooms.
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kirby get yourself a raynox 250 it will clip on front of your 55-250 and then you will get a feel for macro and know if you should invest further money into a macro lens ....check the likes of amazon and read the reviews http://www.amazon.com/Raynox-Macro-S.../dp/B0002YBXBY you can also add it to a true macro lens if you wish. i have one and now im also thinking of investing in the 202 version
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There are couple of test shots I took with a new ef 100mm 2.8 macro I got for my wife for her birthday. I am pretty impress by it. It is pretty fast focusing with the usm. And the AF of my t1i had no issue focusing up close with this lens.

But if you are unsure about weather to spend the big dollars on a macro lens, I would look at getting a add on macro lens. Te tanox is not bad, but you can get a screw on one from canon for your lens also.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ca...arco-lens.html
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