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Old Feb 23, 2005, 4:20 PM   #1
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I am looking at getting a fairly nice macro lens when I get a canon DSLR, but I was wondering. . .what is the main difference in the 100mm and the 50mm 2.8 macro lenses (other than the fact that one is 100mm and one is 50mm:lol? They both have 1:1 abilities, so does the 100mm just allow you to get the same magnification being farther away? I love working with small DOF, but will the 50mm will give me as shallow a DOF as the 100mm?
The 100mm 2.8 macro seems to be about $150-$200 bucks MORE, so I think I might just get the 50mm macro.
Also, does anyone have news on the price of the new 60mm macro?

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 4:53 PM   #2
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"Regular price: $700.00Sale price: $449.00"



http://www.janosphotovideo.com/ca60effusmma.html


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Old Feb 23, 2005, 4:56 PM   #3
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I was thinking about getting the Sigma 50mm macro, which has a 1:1 magnification (rather than the Sigma 105mm, which is $100 more expensive) but people suggested that if you're doing macro of insects or other things that would be spooked, you'd have to be too close to get the 1:1 magnification, and that if you're shooting near 1:1 at 50mm, you might often find yourself casting shadows on your subject because of the close distance. So I'm saving my money for now and waiting for the 105mm.


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Old Feb 23, 2005, 4:58 PM   #4
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Sheesh. That's awfully expensive for an ef-s lens... (especially when you can get great, sharp sigma 50mm or 105mm macros for 2/3 to 3/4 the "sale"price!)


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Old Feb 23, 2005, 7:10 PM   #5
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Does anyone know which is better:
Canon 50mm f2.5 macro?
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Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro?
they are pretty much the same price
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 8:17 PM   #6
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Hmm, I don't know where they pulled that "regular price" from, but the $449 is from the press release.

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The EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens will be in stores in April for an estimated street price of $449*. The Canon Wireless Controller LC-5 will also be available for purchase beginning in June, with an estimated street price to be announced closer to the shipment date.*


* Pricing is subject to change without notice at any time. All prices are set by the individual dealer and may vary.



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Old Feb 23, 2005, 8:47 PM   #7
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What about something in between that's a 1.8? I am not an expert, but I am trying to learn more. I really like the capability that the Canon 85/1.8 gives me for shooting indoors, low light, action... This is a very fast focus lens. Again, if falls between the focal lengths that you mentioned and has a better "f" to boot - this lens is about $400. I use it for basketball and gymnastics, but it is recommended as a portrait lens. Here is link for review.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx


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Old Feb 23, 2005, 9:00 PM   #8
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The 85mm f/1.8 is not a macro by itself (min. distance is .85m!)

BTW 60mm is about right for a 'cropped' camera since -> 90mm is quite popular
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 10:37 PM   #9
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I would suggest you take your pick from either of these:
1. Canon 100mm f/2.8
2. Sigma 105mm macro
3. Tamron 90mm macro

I am not sure about Tamron but tthe other 2 perform very nice. Sharp clear contrasty macros. Excellent lenses both.
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 10:52 PM   #10
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jhsurti wrote:
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I would suggest you take your pick from either of these:
1. Canon 100mm f/2.8
2. Sigma 105mm macro
3. Tamron 90mm macro

I am not sure about Tamron but the other 2 perform very nice. Sharp clear contrasty macros. Excellent lenses both.
So you don't think its even worth looking at a 50mm macro? the 200 bucks LESS speaks to me a little on that subject :lol:
I don't really care about getting that close and scaring things. . .I don't take that many pics of bugs and whatnot:lol:
But I do definitely see the point of being farther away.
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