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    New Macro Lens - Pictures







    I sold all my crop camera gear and bought a full frame canon with a 24-70L and a 100 macro.

    The octagonal bokeh on the last one is a bit funky, but fun.

    Doc Roe, I don't have a flash bracket/off-camera cord anymore for the new camera, when I do(coming next week) I can start doing some more interesting things.

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    Cool stuff. Is that a comb in the last pic?

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    Yeah, what's the deal with the bokeh on the third one? Are those water spots on the lens or something?

    That first one is incredibly sharp. Can't wait till you get your full setup going again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasticMotif
    I sold all my crop camera gear and bought a full frame canon with a 24-70L and a 100 macro.
    New or old version of the 100 macro? I bought my friend and old version for cheap, he loves it.

    Doc Roe, I don't have a flash bracket/off-camera cord anymore for the new camera, when I do(coming next week) I can start doing some more interesting things.
    Get a wireless.

    Nice pics, love the comb or whatever it is.

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    It's the new 100L-comparable to the 105VR nikon. The addition of IS is pretty useless, IMO....cause at any magnification close to 1:1 you have to use a flash to get better shutter speeds. I can use the lens as a 100 2.8 prime though. It's sharp, really really sharp.

    The last picture is my bichon's hair brush

    I don't know what happened with the bokeh rings there...The lens has 8 aperture blades IIRC, so it could make the octagonal shapes, but I've never seen any lens do something like that with a direct back-lit light source(think christmas trees). I think it's the flash's reflections of the blunt heads of each bristle. /shrug

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    do want!
    you might as well have gone to Taco Bell and had a Zima while dropping a blotter and snorting Tabasco. OMFG. ~ttug

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasticMotif
    It's the new 100L-comparable to the 105VR nikon. The addition of IS is pretty useless, IMO....cause at any magnification close to 1:1 you have to use a flash to get better shutter speeds. I can use the lens as a 100 2.8 prime though. It's sharp, really really sharp.
    Are you using an extension tube or anything? I think you posted your setup, but I can't remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasticMotif
    I don't know what happened with the bokeh rings there...The lens has 8 aperture blades IIRC, so it could make the octagonal shapes, but I've never seen any lens do something like that with a direct back-lit light source(think christmas trees). I think it's the flash's reflections of the blunt heads of each bristle. /shrug
    I don't think it's bokeh, but flare coming off the pin-heads. I say that because I can't see 'support' for the out-of-focus heads that would need to be there to cause the bokeh.

    Also, I don't know the anatomy of this particular lens, but many macros have their apertures relatively far forward in the stack. If a lens does flare, that positioning makes it easier for the aperature 'frame' to image itself. And because light is such a precious thing for a macro lens, they often don't coat the internal optics to the degree that some other lenses do, increasing the possibility of flare. If I'm reading the picture right, the repetitive / enlarging pattern (falling off to the bottom left) is due to internal mirroring of the original flare(s).

    But it's just a guess. I could very, very easily be a whole bunch of wrong. I'm playing with decades-old knowledge here.


    Awesome shots, just the same.
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    Also, I'm getting a custom bracket made by Custom Brackets with a miniature Ball head.



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    with an e-ttl cord from flashzebra.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Are you using an extension tube or anything? I think you posted your setup, but I can't remember.
    Not in those pictures, no. They are cropped just a bit though for recomposing. Those are 1:1 with the 100.

    I've got a new set of kenko pro tubes coming when my bing cashback money gets deposited.

    For macro, I'll then have 5D + 100L macro + 68 mm of extension tubes, which will get me to 2:1 instead of 1:1 where I am now.

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    it'll look like this.

    ENGAGE DORK MODE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasticMotif


    it'll look like this.
    How come you're getting a white flash bracket that can only be used in the snow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    How come you're getting a white flash bracket that can only be used in the snow?
    You mean the diffuser? I'm not getting a gary fong...I'll just use a papertowl and a beer can.

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    Awesome shots.

    I gotta gets me a new cam.

    My macro photos end up looking like this:



    And that's as good as she gets. Sigh.
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    Is that a guitar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasticMotif

    I've got a new set of kenko pro tubes coming when my bing cashback money gets deposited.

    For macro, I'll then have 5D + 100L macro + 68 mm of extension tubes, which will get me to 2:1 instead of 1:1 where I am now.
    I <3 macro stuff

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