EF 100mm f2.8 Macro Review- branson Quenzer

December 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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bransonq360
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Registered: Feb 6, 2015
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Review Date: Mar 13, 2015 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: SHARP! great color, contrast pops, light
Cons:
macro shots at f/8 handheld can--

Each time i put this lens on, i am always amazed with the images... not only for macro stuff too. Portraits come out sharp with lovely skin tones, just stomp it down one stop and it is super sharp. 

I don't have any of the slow focusing problems... even in low light my focus is bang on. Helps when you have the focus limiting switch in use if you are not shooting macro, just to get a little quicker focus. 

At f/2.8 the photos ARE sharp, but the focal plane is super thin and thus it needs some stomping down... that is where you get into trouble if you are hand holding. So an IS would be nice here, but IS cost money and WEIGHT. 

I definitely have this in my bag when travelling... and i travel to some funky places where extra stuff is cumbersome and at risk of getting stolen back in the "hotel room." 

This was my second prime lens after the magic plastic... the 50mm was upgraded long ago, but this will stay around. NO NEED to get the L upgrade here. 

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