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Author Topic: My new toys - Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Macro + Lee Big Stopper  (Read 4419 times)

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Semmick Photo

« on: May 08, 2015, 06:54 »
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Well chuffed with My new toys - Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Macro + Lee Big Stopper

Just when I got home to test the new gear it starts to rain. Irish weather for feck sake. Its one of those things you have to accept if you want to live in this beautiful country.  :P

Anybody has any tips or tricks for stuff to shoot with the 100mm?

And what would be good advice for the Lee Big Stopper?

Cheers.


« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 06:59 »
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Congratulations !!!

I use his little brother (100mm F2.8 USM) especially for food photography.

Enjoy it  !

« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2015, 07:35 »
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Congrats!
You might know this already, but set the temp to 10.000 kelvin to get rid off the blue cast from the big stopper.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 07:37 »
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Congrats!
You might know this already, but set the temp to 10.000 kelvin to get rid off the blue cast from the big stopper.
I didnt know, cheers for that !

I shoot RAW so it should be fine when processing in LR but its good for the JPGs I shoot next to RAW.

« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 07:52 »
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I use my 105 2.8 underwater to shoot skittish critters I can't get close to with my 60mm macro. Excellent lens for studio close up when you want good bokeh. This is not just a macro lens but a good isolation lens, sharp primary subject, soft negative space (hence bokeh).  Incredibly sharp, too.  Here is a shot I could not have gotten without the 105 of a lizard fish.

I also have and use the big stopper. I shoot in RAW so I don't worry too much about color casts, but they do happen as kjorgan points out. Super easy to fix in post. You can easily overdo it with the big stopper. Creativity is your best friend. Frankly I am sick of shooting beach scenics with it. Here are a couple of shots with it. I love it, don't get me wrong. I just need to find new opportunities. Keep is covered at all times when not in use. Too expensive to just toss in your bag and then it gets chipped or scratched.  Also you have to do all of your focusing before you put the unit on with the Lee adapter.  You will need to obviously test for exposure and be cognizant of what motion you want to capture. This plays a huge role in how you compose an image. I have plenty of duds because I just did not capture the look in a way that spelled WOW. Here's a couple from my big stopper.


« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 08:07 »
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That lens is propably my favorite lens, I shoot about 50% of my pictures with that lens: Portraits, people, products, food.
For short depth-of-field I stop down to 3.5 or 4 (2.8 is only borderline acceptable and makes focus tricky).


« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 12:18 »
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 17:31 »
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I moved to Nikon recently but when I shot Canon, the 100 L was one of my favourite lenses. That lens combined with the 35 F2 IS, and you can do a hell of a lot.


 

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