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I'm still exploring the limits of my new 100 f2.8 LIS macro using AI focus rather than the manual "Rocking Focus" method.

This shot was taken using f4.5 with ISO400 for 1/400th sec hand-held.

I was able to watch the eyes of this fly popping in and out of focus as the AI servo kept pace with my movement and I think that the result is more accurately focused and sharper than I could get using the traditional method.

The image is cropped to about 40% of the original as I wanted to use natural light rather than macro flash so had to be further away the normal (I estimate about 2ft)

It really is a quite remarkable lens and Canon have done a super job of matching it to the 7D

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:canon 100 f2.8 L IS macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:A Fly's Eye
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:19 Aug 2010 - 12:17 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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acer1946
acer1946  4 Turkey
19 Aug 2010 - 12:23 PM

well taken!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2010 - 12:24 PM

Aaaaaargh! This is what I aspire to. I've just checked out the price on this amazing new lens and I'm going to have to save up! Superb shot.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2010 - 12:34 PM

thanks both. Lyyne I traded various bits of kit so that, + some birthday money meant the lens "Only cost me 50" . Have a look in your bits and pieces of kit - it suprising what you can find to trade! Wink

(I almost feel its cheating using this lens - until now my macros were always shot manually using techniques acquired after many years of struggle)

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2010 - 12:44 PM

Super details on the eyes.
Rob.

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nishchal
nishchal  4 India
19 Aug 2010 - 1:05 PM

Great macro! Brilliant colours...
nishchal

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Excellent shot Brian

Chris

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jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
19 Aug 2010 - 4:45 PM

Excellent, just been reading your thread about your lens, I will get one sometime, I have the 7D and the Tamron 90 which is fine for now but with IS it makes life a lot easier, keep up the good work,

Jack.

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newfocus
newfocus  8644 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 10:42 PM

Definitely can't fault the results. Superb, and the focus is perfect.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 10:54 PM

thanks for the extra comments.

John, I learnt my macro craft using manual lenses and its still needed to get the approach to the subject etc but this lens does transform the actual shot taking. I reckon its increased my keeper rate by a factor of 4!

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