Focus gear for Canon 100mm?
Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:25 PM
However, I'm not sure about focus gear for 100mm lens. Though I've heard AF speed of 100mm is very slow and manual focusing is more efficient, but I guess its AF won't be that bad in my 7D with focus light. I want to know what you guys think about it.
(The lens I'm going to buy is Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM.. )
Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:53 AM
I use my 7D and 100mm without the focus gear 90% of the time. You won't have any problem shooting a lot of great images that way. Especially true if you use a good focus light. A few minutes of practise in the pool is worth it to help you find the new minimum focus distance for 1:1 with the 100mm. It will help you find out pretty quickly what the AF will do for you. For really close shooting I use Spot focus, activate the AF On button, then rack the camera in and out manually the get the plane of focus I want to achieve. Lots of fun!
Canon 5D Mk III, 7D & 40D, 60mm, 100mm, 17-40L, Tokina 10-17, Nauticam 7D, Sea & Sea MDX-40D YS-250's ULCS arms, Lightroom
Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:17 AM