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Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro

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wildworlds
30 Aug 2012 - 7:31 PM

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
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 7:48 PM

Just buy it... now on IS version that is even better.

wildworlds
30 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

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
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:32 PM

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
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 8:56 PM

George no cons only Pros .....maybe the price but itd worth it

mohikan22
mohikan22  102188 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:02 PM

bUY IT i have owned mine for nigh on 3 years and its a cracking lens. Very sharp, great DOF. strongly built.

tpfkapm
tpfkapm  3142 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 10:34 PM

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
tpfkapm  3142 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 10:35 PM

Ok bad point... It costs £800... Only bad point for the IS.

parallax
parallax e2 Member 5118 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 10:39 PM

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
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:28 AM

£800 my arse just look here

Last Modified By colin beeley at 31 Aug 2012 - 6:33 AM
colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:34 AM

found the link where i got mine from just look here

wildworlds
31 Aug 2012 - 7:15 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone. Looks like the one to buy. G

justin c
justin c  104527 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 7:27 AM


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

and a company to avoid at all costs.

ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:29 AM


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
mikehit  56484 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:20 AM

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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