macro equipement help.

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  1. dak1b

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    Hello All!

    I've decided to focus on macro photography because for one I love the perceptive you get with macro and how creative you can become. I ordered my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Auto Focus Lens a few days ago :mrgreen: I can't wait to use this baby!!!!

    I was wondering what equipment I might need to improve my photography. I already have a tri-pod and external flash...what else should I look at?

    Your help is appreciated! :thumbup:
     
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    With a tripod and flash you should be pretty much set... Get a remote if you don't have one.

    Focusing rails are probably about the only other thing you may end up wanting...
     
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    any suggestions on what remote to get?
     
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    Canon | RS-60E3 Remote Switch - 2' | 2469A002 | B&H Photo Video
    (This is the remote listed in the specs of the 1000D)

    ...I don't think the wireless one is compatible with your camera... The 1000D isn't listed in the compatible cameras anyway. Might still work, I'm not sure... Does your camera have an IR receiver? Should be a red plastic window somewhere on the grip.
     
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    Also, if you don't have a way to get the flash off-camera - you'll probably want to look into that too.
     
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    so this: Remote Switch Cord for Canon 400D/450D/1000D RS-60E3 - eBay (item 260535656146 end time Jan-16-10 23:43:19 PST)

    will this fit my rebel xs?
     
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    Should work fine.

    (If you really wanted to, you could make your own for a few bucks and a trip to Radio Shack... Remotes like this are probably one of the few cases where the cheap stuff is just as good as the expensive stuff. There just isn't really much to go wrong on a device this simple.)
     
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    sounds good. i'm just bout to buy it from ebay for $8.99 free ship :mrgreen:

    thanks!
     
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    You might want to look into some extention tubes as well, get even more out of that 100mm macro.
     
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    in my above post I meant i have an internal flash not external...should I get an external flash> if so what kind?

    thanks again!
     
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    hmmm wat extension tubes?
     
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    You mean just the pop-up flash on the camera, or something else?

    If all you have is the pop-up flash, an off-camera flash would help a lot. You can still do a lot just by using the tripod though. With a tripod, you can use just about any light (even a desk lamp...).
     

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