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    ade123
    ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Mar 2013 - 7:02 PM

    Hi,
    I own a canon 650D and I am thinking of purchasing a dedicated canon macro lens either the EF-S 60 mm USM or the 100 mm equivalent.
    Does anyone use either of these lenses or have any opinions on either.
    Any advice will be very welcome

    Regards Adrian

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    mikehit
    mikehit  56294 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Mar 2013 - 7:36 PM

    I have the 100mm f2.8LIS and if you are shooting insects etc I would recommend it over the 60mm because of the greater working distance. I love the IS version of the lens but the non-IS is just as good a quality.

    ade123
    ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Mar 2013 - 7:49 PM

    Hi Mike,
    I noticed that the 100mm usm is currently 408 on amazon,it's a shame my budget will not run to the IS version,but as you say the non IS is good quality
    and as i am just starting out this will more than fit my needs.

    Regards Adrian

    Ray_Seagrove
    Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 5Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
    18 Mar 2013 - 8:49 PM

    Shame you can`t stretch to the 100 is it is a superb lens & I think you would see the difference but good luck with which ever one you choose.

    Regards Ray

    blastedkane
    18 Mar 2013 - 8:51 PM



    These were taken with the EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM. I was the same as you and couldn't afford to stretch to the L as I also bought the 17-40 4L at the same time as canon were giving away cashback on both lenses with an additional 25 if you bought 2.

    Its a lovely lens And I would recommend it

    gary_d
    gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Mar 2013 - 8:52 PM

    I have the two 100mm lens and I am looking at selling the none is but to be honest I see little difference between them, most of the macro images in my P/F are taken with the non is version.

    Last Modified By gary_d at 18 Mar 2013 - 8:52 PM
    ade123
    ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Mar 2013 - 8:58 PM

    Hi Ray
    I'm afraid 600+ is over way over budget for me.Hopefully if i go for the 100 usm it will more than suit my requirements at this current time or the foreseeable future.

    Regards Adrian

    ianrobinson
    ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Mar 2013 - 10:56 PM

    The canon 100mm macro non L lens is as good too the only thing missing is the red ring, IQ is pretty much identical between the 100mm L and the non L.
    Save some more money and go non L.

    http://www.valuebasket.com/en_GB/mainproduct/view/10120-AA-NA?gclid=CLK_mKOuh7YC...

    344.99

    Last Modified By ianrobinson at 18 Mar 2013 - 10:57 PM
    ade123
    ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Mar 2013 - 7:40 PM

    Hi Ian,
    I have looked on the site and its a great price for the lens.(344.99)Have you purchased from them or has anyone else used value basket.The customer feedback all points to a very good service.
    I just wondered if the lens comes guaranteed as it will be shipping from abroad and wonder where I will stand if a problem develops with the lens.
    I have no local camera shop anymore so it looks as if I am going to have to purchase online but I'm just a bit wary as to where to shop. Obviously wex etc are well established but at over 60 cheaper its very tempting order from valuebasket.

    Regards Adrian

    cambirder
    cambirder  107202 forum posts England
    19 Mar 2013 - 9:16 PM


    Quote: The canon 100mm macro non L lens is as good too the only thing missing is the red ring, IQ is pretty much identical between the 100mm L and the non L.
    Save some more money and go non L.


    Really? I agree about the IQ but the IS lens has 2 far bigger differences than the red ring one being IS and the other being vastly superior AF, its the only macro lens I've ever used where AF is usable up close, although you do need something like a 7D to get the full benefit of that fast AF response.

    Peter_West
    20 Mar 2013 - 11:20 AM

    Ah well just ordered the canon 100mm Marco is. can't wait for delivery in morning, wonder what i'll be doing this weekend, sod painting bathroom, SmileSmileTongue

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2013 - 12:22 PM


    Quote: Marco is. can't wait for delivery in morning

    Let's hope Marco delivers! Smile



    Wink

    Peter_West
    20 Mar 2013 - 12:25 PM

    Doh Macro then, was so excited about ordering lense Wink May you always have dust in your lens Wink

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2013 - 12:26 PM

    I'm very happy with my Marco! Tongue

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85907 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Mar 2013 - 8:20 PM


    Quote: Ah well just ordered the canon 100mm Marco is. can't wait for delivery in morning, wonder what i'll be doing this weekend, sod painting bathroom

    You won't be disappointed, I promise

    One tip, I would give, is make the IS earn it's keep

    Owt between 1/50 & 1/00 works fineWink

    Adrian

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