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#1 stever

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

will it fit with some extension combination?

focus gear?

i want to photograph shrimp and gobies and the Canon 100 with aps c doesn't quite do it. extenders that work with the Canon 100 aren't that great.

any other possibilities?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

I've used the 150 macro with the 7D. The 18462 Extension is the correct extension I believe, can verify tonight. Very long working distance. Your biggest hurdle is throwing the strobe power out there for good lighting. This is based on the non-IS version of the Sigma 150 macro.

I used it in AF mode. The 7D's af is pretty good, plus I did the MFA calibration using the Reikan FoCal software.

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#3 TomR1

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

I am using the 150mm on an APS Nikon. It appears that the lens has no advantage over the 105 for 1:1 because the lens is longer. However, for gobies and other skittish critters the longer working distance should be a godsend. I should mention that i use a subsee +5 and +10 on both lenses. The lens will only go to f/22.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:51 AM

I use this lens with my Aquatica 5D mk 2 and wouldn't be without it. It is stunningly sharp! I use a longer extension than really necessary because I happen to have that ring already. I use AF all the time. Only complaint is a none too brisk focussing speed but I suspect that is probably more to do with the 5D2's pretty ancient focussing system

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#5 stever

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

thanks