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#1 betti154

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:55 AM

Hi guys,

 

Just wondering if any 5D3 shooters out there have any macro setup suggestions. I upgraded from a 7D a year ago, but haven't done much macro and am have been left wanting with the full frame setup and the 100mm L. 

 

I've got a few diopters and extension tubes, but none of them seem great to be honest. I'm really wanting the equivalent of a 100mm on a crop, but such is life I guess. I didn't have a tele to bring on this trip unforuntately. 

 

Also what AF settings are you guys using. The 5D3 is supposed to have the bees nees of AF, and for WA it is, but for macro I've been left wanting. 

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:53 AM

I use the Sigm 150mm Macro.  It's rated to be almost as sharp as the Canon 100.  Very fast focussing too.  I use it easily with the Aquatica +5 & +10 closeup diopters in my Aquatica A5dmk3 housing.  As for AF.  The mk3 is hands down the best AF-ing Canon camera next to the 1Dx. 

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

I use the Sigm 150mm Macro. It's rated to be almost as sharp as the Canon 100. Very fast focussing too. I use it easily with the Aquatica +5 & +10 closeup diopters in my Aquatica A5dmk3 housing. As for AF. The mk3 is hands down the best AF-ing Canon camera next to the 1Dx.

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Thanks Stewart. Having played with the af system in macro for the last few days I tend to concur. My settings were whacky I think but looks good now.

I might have to look at that sigma in future, thanks, ds
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:42 AM

I'll add that after a week or two shooting with the 5d3 macro and WA full time, it's a pleasure to use. AF when used correctly is awesome for macro and wa.

I had the orientation settings out of whack which gave me the issues. Also the tracking was not what I expected and led to confusion, but after using it on more than a static deep wreck I'm rather impressed.

Time to look at that sigma 150mm I think as well.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:57 AM

Look for the non-OS version of the 150, much cheaper.  I got mine from Fred Miranda's Buy & Sell pages.

 

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