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Looking for a good macro Canon fit lens around the 85-105 mark


ZenTog 18 7.9k 1 England
17 Oct 2006 1:13PM
as this guy is not too budget worried I would

recommend the better end of the nmarket the L series stuff etc
pikey 17 861
17 Oct 2006 1:26PM
'would a shilft and tilt lens be better for internals and buildings so you can shift converging verticals'

Indeed ...that's why they were my priority at the time, so I bought them.I also want to buy a lens for detail/close up.

Now I need to use the TSE's in conjunction with something like we are discussing...Thanks for all the pointers, guys...I even got a mini review of the 5D into the bargain ; )
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
17 Oct 2006 1:28PM

Quote:As this guy is not too budget worried I would

recommend the better end of the nmarket the L series stuff etc




Paul,

There is no L lens in the 85-105mm macro lens range that the poster is enquiring about Smile

There are three main choices a Canon 100mm macro,Tamron 90mm Macro and the Sigma 105mm macro.Any of these will give you 'L' quality results.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Oct 2006 1:32PM
I could mail you a recent...as in yesterday...of a very detailed interior, Tim...done on a 1DsMKII and 24-70.
ZenTog 18 7.9k 1 England
17 Oct 2006 1:34PM
the voice of experience speaks and recommends the next lens i want, plus the OP didnt actually say a lens range in MM
pikey 17 861
17 Oct 2006 1:34PM
Hi Keith, that would be very useful. Ta.
pikey 17 861
17 Oct 2006 1:39PM
'There is no L lens in the 85-105mm macro lens range that the poster is enquiring about Smile'

I possibly didn't make myself all that clear in my original question...I was enquiring about lens sizes around that focal length (fixed included), rather thatn necessarily requesting info solely about zooms : )
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Oct 2006 1:44PM
Mail me, Tim....save me time and I'm untidy in the address dept.
Wink
culturedcanvas 15 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2006 1:59PM
The 100mm f2.8 is a fine beast on any camera and is simply a bargain .. the 180mm L series is a little long in the tooth but obviously well built. The Tamron is a craking lens for the money, tho might not stand up to the rigours of proefssional use.

100mm F2.8 canon would be my choice (and is!)

Dan
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
17 Oct 2006 2:20PM

Quote:plus the OP didnt actually say a lens range in MM




He did,in the title,i.e 'Looking for a good macro Canon fit lens around the 85-100 mark' Smile
at least I'm assuming that was referring to the focal length and not price.
ZenTog 18 7.9k 1 England
17 Oct 2006 2:25PM
missed it in the title, so I must read the ops titles harder, still recommend canon though
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
17 Oct 2006 2:27PM
No worries.I'm forever doing it Smile
cambirder 16 7.2k England
17 Oct 2006 4:20PM
The best option in that range is the Canon 100mm. Optically not a great deal in it between it and the Sigma & Tamron equiv. lenses, but it does have IF, a USM motor and better handing, and its not that much more expensive. Optically L class, build not quite L class.
randomrubble 16 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2006 5:13PM
Why not a TS-E 90mm and a 2x or extension tubes. Not quite your style, but might be worth having a look at this link
GeoffP 15 130 Portugal
17 Oct 2006 10:51PM
If you are using a 1Ds MkII as I am also surely you would not at anything less than the Canon 100mm or 180mm macros both are considerable better than Sigma at the professional end of the market - noticeable when images are blown up especially when images are made wide-open.

You could also consider using one of the Tilt & Shift lenses or let me re-phrase that statement you could consider using the 90mm T&S the other two models are not critically sharp at all when used when digital bodies.

I use the 90mm T&S with a Canon 500C and it's truly outstanding its actually the best macro combination PERIOD IMHO and in Canon's not so humble opinion.

Best Regards

Geoff Simpson

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