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Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro


wildworlds 2 44
30 Aug 2012 7:31PM
Hi Guys I am thinking of buying the Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro. It gets good reviews. I know its a fairly new lens but has anyone used it for a reasonable period of time? If so what are itís good points and what are its weak points?I know it has been discussed before and I have read the review on the site, but as itís been around for a couple of years now I would like opinions from those of you that have ďused it in angerĒ for some time..... so to speak. Thanks G

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geoffash26 10 2.5k United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:48PM
Just buy it... now on IS version that is even better.
wildworlds 2 44
30 Aug 2012 8:03PM
Just buy it! Thanks Geoff thatís exactly what I didnít want to hear! I wanted pros and cons to temper (justify) my descision. LOL! I have to discuss lobola with the uncles next year and the kit has got to pay for its self! No I really do have to sort out my lobola!

G
ianrobinson e2
5 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:32PM
i own that lens and i don't really see a bad point about it only good and with is as well you can get deeper dofs.
I love it personally.
geoffash26 10 2.5k United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:56PM
George no cons only Pros .....maybe the price but itd worth it
mohikan22 10 2.2k 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:02PM
bUY IT i have owned mine for nigh on 3 years and its a cracking lens. Very sharp, great DOF. strongly built.
tpfkapm 3 146 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:34PM
Both the is and the non are fab , but the IS L version is superb as both a macro and a short telephoto
Cannot fault it, it is superbly sharp and the IS works v well.
tpfkapm 3 146 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:35PM
Ok bad point... It costs £800... Only bad point for the IS.
parallax e2
5 119 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:39PM
It's a great lens both for macro and for portraiture. No weaknesses other than price and even then, there are good deals to be had.
colin beeley e2
11 1.1k 10 England
31 Aug 2012 6:28AM
£800 my arse just look here
colin beeley e2
11 1.1k 10 England
31 Aug 2012 6:34AM
found the link where i got mine from just look here
wildworlds 2 44
31 Aug 2012 7:15AM
Thanks for the replies everyone. Looks like the one to buy. G
justin c 10 4.5k 36 England
31 Aug 2012 7:27AM

Quote:found the link where i got mine from just look here


and a company to avoid at all costs.
ianrobinson e2
5 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 8:29AM

Quote:Quote: found the link where i got mine from just look here


totally agree with you justin c, I have heard nothing but bad news with this company and i do mean nothing but bad news, i have not heard any good news come from these guys.

Price should be a tale tale sign as well, you don't get photographic equipment at the prices they are selling for in this country, lots of ?????? marks, be aware.
mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 9:20AM
Like a lot of these companies, Simplyelectronics seem to be great with high-volume stuff but when it comes to big-ticket items they need to source them from somewhere that will supply them at such great prices and I get the feeling that is where the problems start.

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