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jtudor
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[Lens] Need some lens advice please

My wife got me the 50 mm Canon lens for Christmas, but she was not sure if she got me what I wanted. I Really wanted the 100 mm lens, and she says that if I want to exchange it that she won't get her feelings hurt.

I like to do a lot of extreme close ups of flowers etc, so which of these is best for what I want to do? Will I be better off to go exchange while I can and while the 100 mm is on sale?

»www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp···0&catId=
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donoreo
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The 100mm is a macro lens, designed to do exactly what you want to do.



Jodokast96
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Cheaper still at B&H (and no sales tax). »www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1···cro.html



jtudor
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True, but I have to do the exchange at Best Buy.



jtudor
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Anyone else care to share an opinion? I would like a few more just in case my wife thinks I am trying to just spend more money.
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Jodokast96
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Well, that's definitely the lens you want by the uses you listed.


krazyboi
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I'd say go for the 100mm macro...



SandShark
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said by jtudor:

Anyone else care to share an opinion? I would like a few more just in case my wife thinks I am trying to just spend more money.

Tell her you really want the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS (~$900), but you'll settle for the non-IS version (~$500).


JRSlater
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Which camera are you using? If your doing closeup, then the 100mm is the one to go for as already said. The 50mm is a good lens too but probably not what you want for macro. It makes a great portrait lens depending on your camera.
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jtudor
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I am using the Digital Rebel XTi.



JRSlater
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go with the 100mm particurlarly if you are really into macros. You can always save up and get the 50mm later.
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jtudor
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Went to Best Buy yesterday to do the exchange. Of course the 100mm is not a stock item, so I am waiting on it to arrive next week. Can't wait to get it and start some serious Macro shooting!
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JRSlater
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Something else you may want to consider getting, once the budget allows it, is extension tubes. These will allow you to get much closer to items when you photograph them. I have the 100mm f/2.8 and extension tubes and use it on my 5D MK II to get really close shots of flowers. I'm no macro expert and really need to get into the habit of using my tripod more but I am constantly amazed by the things we don't see!
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