Starting macro: which lens to choose?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:28 AM
My camera is the Canon T3i(600d), which is a cropped sensor. the main 2 lenses im struggling to choose between are the canon 60mm and the canon 100mm(seeing as the price difference isnt too much). now which lens would be the best for people who are just starting out with macro photography?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:52 AM
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:08 PM
the 60mm is more useable not just for macro, but can be used for portrait shots as well.
one of the most important issues to remember is to keep the water column as small as possible, this will help
to cut down the back scatter.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:01 PM
DX => 60mm.
FX => 100/105mm.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:55 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:05 PM
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:13 PM
but in your case in the clear and calm waters of Eilat you can use both.
A 105mm - or even the Sigma 150mm - gives you the distance to grab pictures of very shy creatures,
but you need perfect buoyancy, a steady hand, high shutter speeds and a luminous lens to get sharp photos.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:02 PM
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:22 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:46 PM
They are very similar, but the 100 mm will give you advantages is certain situation where the 60 mm may be a bit wider, or may need for you to get much closer as compared to the 100mm lens. Well, you do want to get very close, but that's another topic....
They have a newer lens now, the EF100 mm f/2.8L IS USM and while I have not tested this version of the 100 mm canon with Image Stabilization, I understand they are pretty much discontinuing and retiring the EF 100mm withouth the IS, but optically speaking, they are very close to each other.