my 1st macro lens

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  1. lorigon27

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    So i've seen alot of macro shots recently, that i think are really awsome.
    And decided to go buy a canon 100mm 2.8 usm
    Arrived today while i was at work (couldnt wait to get home).
    Just now opened it and was wondering if any of you have this lens , and your opinion of it??

    Also anyone have any ideas of what i could shoot right now? its 11 o'clock here


     
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    You could shoot anything you want with the lens at a very close focusing distance.

    A flash will help too.
     
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    Salt, sugar, pepper grains. Carpet fibers, fabrics, anything that might have an interesting texture to it. Jewelry, a burning candle.
     
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    Basic accessories for a macro: a good tripod (unless you are chasing little critters), decent lights or flash, a remote release (not strictly necessary, but helpful).

    The key factor is going to the the extremely thin depth-of-field. You can either fight it with small apertures and focus stacking, or you can embrace it and use it to isolate the interesting aspects of your subject.
     
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    If your still not sure what to shoot send it my way and i will figure out a use for it
     
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    Macro is fun... go bug hunting this weekend! :)
     
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    okay so after a little experimenting--this is what i came up with
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