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Old Jul 9, 2011, 7:51 PM   #1
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Default T1i & Macro EF 100mm f/2.8

Hello everyone. I'm afraid that I've a really newbish question for you. I just purchased my first non-kit lens, the Canon Macro EF 100mm f/2.8 USM. When I'm shooting at 1:1 with my T1i in full auto, should I have the camera's mode selection wheel set to the "Flower" (close-up) mode or the normal full auto green box? Thank you!
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 8:21 PM   #2
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The modes are to get teh camera to choose aperture and shutter speed for appropriate subjects. In this case, the "Flower" (close-up) mode will choose settings that are appropriate for macrphotography, while the full auto mode may select settings that are less appropriate. Yes, if you want to allow the camera to choose all the exposure settings, the "Flower" (close-up) mode would be better than full auto.
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Wonderful, thanks very much for the advice, TCav!
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 1:47 PM   #4
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hello
time to take the camera off those auto modes and be creative
play with the apeture settings if your doing macro and you will see some interesting DOF effects
auto is ok for P&S users
once you decided to go DSLR it timne to go "manual'
time to experiment and have fun
good luck
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Thanks for the advice! I have been playing with aperture, and it's a lot of fun. I like having full auto for when I need to shoot something quite quickly, like an insect perched on a blade of grass. Any other suggestions for settings or fun things to do with the lens?
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