Just started looking on line for a Cannon Macro lens for my 7D. I kind of like the EF-S 60mm, it seems to be a step up from the EF 50. Would a 100mm be to big? Is there any advantage of a 60mm vs 100? Looking to stay in $400 -600 range. Any feedback on these would be appreciated.
The 60mm will practically behave like a 100mm lens on the 7D, as compared to a full frame camera, like the 5D.
I suggest waiting around for one of the Canon guys to reply like Mississippi Mac. You could PM him. Alternately you could ask your question over at FredMiranda.com or DPReview.com. Let us know what you do.
Exactly. That's what got me to thinking that a 100mm would be too big. The reviews I have read on DP Review state that some of the Macro lens can be hard to use or it takes awhile to get use to. Any truth to that? Good idea on posting to the DP Review forum.
Mostly flowers, creatures, insects etc. More of a have fun lense to mess around with. Thats also why i was shying away from the $1,000+ lenses. I guess i could do potraits at some point but thats not really the plan for now.
I have a ef 100 f2.8 canon lens.....
it's a wonderful lens, sharp as a tack and also makes for a good short tele....
it's build is pretty good although not as good as "L" glass....
i have had it for about 5 years and never a problem with af or anything....
when i bought mine, i paid $600 for it and feel like a good deal on it...
if i had to choose between a 50mm, 60mm, or the 100mm, i'd buy the 100mm in a heart beat
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Thanks for the advice. I talked to the guys at the local camera shop this morning and he recommended the 100mm as well. Dont have to be as close and less worry about shadows.
Yep, agree with the 100mm all the way. Plus if you ever shoot with a full frame body you'll still be able to use the lens :-D
What he said. I shoot Nikon but I've read nothing but great things about the 100mm L f2.8.