Macro lens for 7D

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    Macro lens for 7D

    I have a new 7D and an assortment of Canon lenses, but when I took pics of my watch collection today, I was disappointed with the results. Someone wanna recommend a dedicated macro lens with a Canon mount?

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    I researched this question for several months, and kept coming back to the same answer. Canon 100mm f-2.8 Macro. It does double duty as a fine portrait lens as well. You can usually score one used but in perfect condition on Ebay for about $425 shipped...Tom

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    I had the same dilemma and went with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro. I am very impressed with this lens. I just picked it up and need to start shooting my collection but here are a few sample shots I took:





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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    Awesome shots. I would love to get a macro lens, but I have way too many lenses I want before I get to one, lol.

    I'm impressed by the detail, I presume they are the full image, do you have any 100% crops?

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    i use a sigma 105mm 2.8 EX and im very happy with it. some examples of my sigma macro shots can be seen here https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=355491 and here https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=329495

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    Quote Originally Posted by 00Photo View Post
    I had the same dilemma and went with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro. I am very impressed with this lens. I just picked it up and need to start shooting my collection but here are a few sample shots I took:





    That is an awesome shot 00photo! Great focus there!
    Just curious, how did you light it?

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    00Photo, what camera are you using? I'm wondering if 100mm might be too long for my 7D. It has a 1.6x crop factor.

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    Canon also sell a 60mm EFS which is 96mm on cropped. It might be better suited, but the 100mm will show so much more detail :-D

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    I bought the 60mm f2.8 macro for my 400d and am very happy with it. The biggest difference between it and the 100mm f2.8 is obviously the focal length (I preferred the 60mm fov, as I also use it for portraits and other work where 100mm would be too long) and the fact that the 60mm is EF-s, so will only work on your 7d and other crop sensor bodies.

    I think both are well thought of really, so you won't go wrong with either...

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    Re: Macro lens for 7D

    I use the old Canon 100mm/f2.8. No regrets, very very sharp lens, excellent for product photography as well as portrait

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