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    I love kids

    They always say having children can be rewarding, and now I have proof. My wife got me a Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens for Father's Day. Woo-hoo! It focuses like lightning, and the IS works great. My 17-55 (not L-series) is also IS USM, and f/2.8 throughout its range, but I think the new lens focuses quicker, maybe because it's a prime, or because they put better USM in the L-series. Or maybe I'm just in love with the new toy.

    Of course, I can hardly find a single bug today. Just one shot of some kind of beetle so far. This is f/3.5, 1/1500, ISO 400. I messed up the settings: I had ISO 400 and Av to let me close the aperture for macro, but then opened the aperture because I saw a bird, and forgot to close it.

    I also took a couple of portraitish shots of garden statues, and I think it's going to be fantastic for that.

    Cheers,
    Rick

    I love kids

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    Re: I love kids

    Nice bug shot. The macro lenses are great for other uses too. Portraits, and even landscapes can come out razor sharp.

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    Re: I love kids

    What a nice wife!

    Have fun with the lens, Rick.

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    Re: I love kids

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Nice bug shot. The macro lenses are great for other uses too. Portraits, and even landscapes can come out razor sharp.
    I'm really looking forward to another crack at the portraits I did when I was up with the family a couple of months ago. This lens will be better than my 17-55, and I got a lot of good suggestions here for tuning up the lighting, angles, and fixing the background.

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Re: I love kids

    AWESOME bug shop!!! I just love my 100 prime too

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    Re: I love kids

    I need a lense like that.

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    Re: I love kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Armistice View Post
    I need a lens like that.
    You need to be more specific, do you mean;
    a) I need a lens to be given to me like that?, or
    b) I need a Macro lens like that?

    Or both?

    (don't take me seriously btw - nobody else here does )

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    Re: I love kids

    awesome father's day gift!

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