Canon 550D & 100mm Macro Lens - First Shots

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7 years 6 months ago #23870 by JGB
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After much umming and aaahing, I finally took the plunge and decided to get myself a DSLR and 100mm Macro lens.

Yolande and I took a quick trip to WSBG so that I could play around a bit - first time shooting with a SLR and in RAW.

I still have a heap to learn, but I was reasonably happy with my first attempt.

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7 years 6 months ago #23874 by Doug
Doug replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
Nice shots. I don't have one but that 105mm macro is a nice lens.

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7 years 6 months ago #23879 by nkgray
nkgray replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
Nice shot of the Skipper.

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7 years 6 months ago #23923 by sulamk
sulamk replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
beautiful shots

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7 years 6 months ago #23925 by mossie
mossie replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
Nice DOF, what apertures were you shooting at?

I have the canon EF 100mm F2.8, and I battle to get decent DOF. At anything bigger than F16, I usually only get a DOF of about 1mm.

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7 years 6 months ago #23926 by JGB
JGB replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
Mossie,

I was shooting at between F5 and F7.1. I still need to learn the relationship between DOF and apenture. At the moment I am trying to get an apenture that provides a decent shutter speed.

Cheers,
Justin

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7 years 6 months ago #23933 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
A great start, Justin, are you getting into practice for the Lepsoc photographic competition?

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7 years 6 months ago #24012 by JGB
JGB replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
Still a lot of practice needed.

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7 years 6 months ago #24156 by mossie
mossie replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D & 105mm Macro Lens - First Shots
Hi Justin

There are some very good tables online for the canon EF 100mm f2.8 lens giving the DOF and aperture. You should find these similar/applicable to the Sigma lens you have. At the end of the day, you may have to start looking at getting a ring flash (I'm playing devils advocate with your "bank manager" <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> ) to get more light so that you can decrease the aperture to get more DOF.

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7 years 6 months ago #24158 by JGB
JGB replied the topic: Re: Canon 550D &amp; 100mm Macro Lens - First Shots
Mossie,

I have the Canon Macro lens, don't know how I typed 105mm????? <!-- s:banghead: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/banghead.gif" alt=":banghead:" title="Frustration" /><!-- s:banghead: -->

Well, I have picked up a second hand ring flash, just waiting for delivery now. I toyed with the idea of the twin-light, but that R3000,00 extra is a bit if a put off at the moment.

Cheers,
Justin

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