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Re: Post your macro set ups!

Postby RichFrye » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Bad p+s pic of my 'big boy' set up complete with jungle clay.

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Re: Post your macro set ups!

Postby serialced » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:41 am

And here for an even worse pic of my setup :p
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Canon 70d with MT-24EX & Stoffen diffusers
Canon 100mm f2.8 L Macro

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Re: Post your macro set ups!

Postby joneill809 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:28 pm

Nice you got the 100 L. How do you like it? Did you compare to the 100 2.8 non-L? Just curious. I have the old copy. Wondering is the IS is worth a move up ...
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Re: Post your macro set ups!

Postby serialced » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:06 pm

joneill809 wrote:Nice you got the 100 L. How do you like it? Did you compare to the 100 2.8 non-L? Just curious. I have the old copy. Wondering is the IS is worth a move up ...


Haven't compared it to the non L though I did try to find one.
The L having IS + going through lots of comparisons made me go for it in the end.

The IS is honestly almost like a thing of miracles when doing handheld macro.
When I first got it and experimented a bit (or by forgetting to turn IS back on after tripod usage :P ) you can really see and feel how much it helps you get a steady shot.

combined with 9 vs 8 aperture blades (bokeh! :D ) and a faster AF ability, my choice was pretty much made.
If you're on some sort of a budget or need to prioritize it and (handheld) macro isnt all that important or mostly use a tripod anyway, i'd probably go with the non-L because when it comes to the TRUE essence (optics) there is not a lot in that price range that seems to be able to beat it.

That being said, i LOVE my 2.8L and would never trade it in for a standard one now that I have it :)

It pretty much depends on what you will be using it for although the IS definitely warrants a bit of the markup in price.


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