First day with my new macro lens!!!!!!

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  1. Sirrick

    Sirrick TPF Noob!

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    HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    well, today finally I got my Canon 100 L, I need to thanks a lot of people around here for all the help deciding which lens I was going to get. I almost got the sigma 150 instead of this one, but after playing around with my 70-200 plus extension tubes and Magnifier filter (500D) without using IS and fixed in 150mm, I realized how difficult was to focus hand-holding, then I did the same at 100mm, and then at 100mm with IS, and I know I'm not going to use a tripod, then I got the canon!. I can tell you that the IS doesn't help with the final sharpness of a macro picture with flash, but makes the focus a lot easier.

    OK then, about my first day with my new "L toy": I play tennis a lot therefore I don't really like the wind, but since today I officially HATE IT!!. I was trying to take pictures of some flowers with a soft breeze, and it was almost impossible!!!!.
    Another thing surprised me, is that EVERY SINGLE THING becames interesting and a possible subject when we are talking about macro Photography!!

    OK, now some pictures!!. the first and the second pictures are crops because the spider was like 3mm long and the fly like 5mm. I would like to here some comments about them and please be as critical as you want to be, I really want to learn. and BTW, sorry, I couldn't find prettier "models"

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Agreed, they are not precisely "pretty" ;).
    But you got close! And that's the fun of going "macro", isn't it?
    Now as someone who does not own a dedicated macro lens, and how has to made do with a zoom lens with macro function (which doesn't offer true "macro" settings!), there is little I can say about your photos here, other than that I usually find macro photos even more interesting if the perspective is very different from how I'd usually see a fly or a spider, like a "portrait" (total front view), or some other angle that will give you the "Whoa"-effect (and the creeps ;)).
     
  3. Sirrick

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    hehe, yes, that's the fun!!.
    and thanks for the advice, I will keep it in mind!

    cheers!
     
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    Very nice! Yes, even tiny amounts of wind will drive you bonkers!
     
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    i like it! and i want a macro lens---to see a bug this close up...amazing! i need to find the thread that helped you decide on your macro lens...if anyone knows where that's at, can you pm me?
     

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