Tell me yes so i can buy it!

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  1. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

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    Is this the Canon 100mm macro lens that gets the good reviews? Just wanted to make sure before I pull the trigger and order it. I have finally saved up enough, but wanted to make sure that this is the one!

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-100mm-M...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1213579958&sr=1-1

    Is there something better in this price range? It will be mounted on my 400D, so the 1.6 crop factor comes into play here.

    Thanks,

    Derrick
     
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    Is Macro your favorite type of photography?
     
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    Yes, this is a great macro lens.
     
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    I my opinion, this is the best macro for the money.
     
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    yes, get it :)
     
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    For macro the canon 100mm macro is a very good choice and it is very widly used. Another that you might consider which is a little more in cost is this
    http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-150mm-M...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1213624229&sr=1-2
    the sigma 150mm macro. This lens sports a longer focal length and this you have a slightly greater working distance - its quality is comparable to the canon brand lens as well. Also note that this lens comes with both a tripod bracket and a lens hood (the canon does not ship with these you have to get them extra if you want them)
     
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    Thanks folks. I pulled the trigger and bought the Canon and lens hood. I plan to stay with Canon for ever and this lens will be a great addition.

    Is this lens so heavy that it needs a tripod mount? I will have to go looking again.

    Thanks,

    Derrick
     
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    No its not that heavy - and it can work well hand held as well. However when using macro on a tripod many use a focusing rail and a lens mount tends to work a little better than mounting the camera direct at times
     
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    THanks overread. After further research, I can see where it would also be handy for rotating the camera to portrait orientation, but for the price!?!?! They can keep it! LOL

    Derrick
     

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