Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS & crop camera

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Sunday 5th August 2018, 22:36   #1
Mick50
Registered User
 
Mick50's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 27
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS & crop camera

I'm currently using a Canon 60D camera and use my 300mm L IS to shoot macro shots of butterflies, insects, etc. I'm thinking of purchasing the 100mm macro but am wondering about the results I can expect using my crop sensor camera. Any thoughts about this combination?
Mick50 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:03   #2
Troubador
Moderator
 
Troubador's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 8,250
Mick

We have been using this lens for years mounted on Canon DSLRs with a crop factor of 1.6 making it effectively a macro 160mm so I sold my old macro 180mm lens. It is simply outstanding and has given us great results whether on flowers or butterflies, dragonflies or fungi. We use it almost entirely hand-held with cameras set to ISO 800 and the IS works a treat. For occasional use with an extension tube I improvise a support using anything to hand like my hat or backpack etc. There will be much less distance compression with this lens compared with the 300 and you will need to get closer for a given image size but the lens is so much more compact you will be able to react more quickly. If you only used your 300 on a tripod you will find a new freedom when using the 100 hand-held.

Lee
Troubador is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 15th August 2018, 04:36   #3
ben_r_
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 5
Its an amazing lens and you will be able to get MUCH closer to your subjects than the 300L is capable of and get a true 1:1 ratio with the 100L. And itll work great with your crop body sensor too!
ben_r_ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 22:23   #4
fixer
Registered User
BF Supporter 2018

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rochdale UK
Posts: 117
It all depends on how close you can get to your subjects, if its small then the 100mm will give you very good results if your like me and the bugs don't come close then a long lens what you have give good results you might have to crop but who doesn't this was taken last week with a full frame and the canon 100/400mm these are not our biggest dragon and without looking about 50% crop.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Common_Darter_Tandum13_8_2018_Leighton_Moss.JPG
Views:	83
Size:	549.8 KB
ID:	671752  
fixer is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canon 100mm Macro R J H Photography Canon 3 Saturday 2nd June 2018 11:13
New Canon 100mm macro with IS Roy C Macro Photography 13 Sunday 6th September 2009 12:10



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12950301 seconds with 17 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 12:41.