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moosehead
02-14-2016, 03:31 AM
looking to get a lense in a bit for my canon T5i but realy i know nothing about cameras, would like to take nice close up shots any recommendations would be fantastic! Thanks alot

xenon
02-14-2016, 04:25 AM
looking to get a lense in a bit for my canon T5i but realy i know nothing about cameras, would like to take nice close up shots any recommendations would be fantastic! Thanks alot

The Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro lens is a good choice.

You don't need the professional "L" version.

duncangweller
02-14-2016, 04:58 AM
Tamron 90mmis excellent. As good as the canon, slightly shorter focal length but a lot cheaper

kien
02-14-2016, 05:08 PM
The canon rebel can also take the ( probably cheaper) 60mm EF-S macro lens. It's meant for cropped sensors like the one on the rebels.

duncangweller
02-14-2016, 05:18 PM
That is also true. However if you decided to upgrade to a full frame camera down the road then the ef-s lens will no longer fit and you'll have to buy another lens.

xenon
02-14-2016, 05:23 PM
That is also true. However if you decided to upgrade to a full frame camera down the road then the ef-s lens will no longer fit and you'll have to buy another lens.

YEP!

The #1 reason why I don't buy EF-S lenses. :mrgreen:

moosehead
02-14-2016, 05:38 PM
Perfect thanks guys, got some options now to look at didn't know we're to start.

msjboy
02-15-2016, 01:02 AM
One of the members ( see link for his sample shots: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137833114@N04/23368905422/ ) uses a Olympus TG-4 ( for around $329) underwater cable camera is possibility with it)that is cheaper than a macro lens which starts at $5XX for a macro 60mm new, or around $3XX user, so that might be an option too.

msjboy

moosehead
02-15-2016, 01:13 AM
A nice macro lense would be sweet I won't be buying for a few months anyways and used is fine by me : )

Coasting
02-15-2016, 02:08 AM
I have the canon 60mm f2.8 macro lense. Love it.
Had it for years now and it still shoots like new. Well worth it. If i had the extra cash at the time i woulda got the 100mm but the 60 is still great.

moosehead
02-15-2016, 02:17 AM
I have the canon 60mm f2.8 macro lense. Love it.
Had it for years now and it still shoots like new. Well worth it. If i had the extra cash at the time i woulda got the 100mm but the 60 is still great.
IL check that out thanks alot

Aquattro
02-15-2016, 01:44 PM
One of the members ( see link for his sample shots: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137833114@N04/23368905422/ ) uses a Olympus TG-4 ( for around $329) underwater cable camera is possibility with it)that is cheaper than a macro lens which starts at $5XX for a macro 60mm new, or around $3XX user, so that might be an option too.

msjboy

Ya, I just bought one, listed my SLR for sale. I love this little thing :) Of course nobody wants my 7 yr old Nikon D40, so I'll have to just give it to my kid -lol

Reef Pilot
02-15-2016, 04:10 PM
Ya, I just bought one, listed my SLR for sale. I love this little thing :) Of course nobody wants my 7 yr old Nikon D40, so I'll have to just give it to my kid -lol
You might want to hang onto your D40, just for outside FTS pics. I have the earlier model TG-2, and while it is great for in tank underwater water shots, I could not for the life of me get a good FTS. Maybe it is just me...

But the problem I had is that the TG-2 (and I think the later models are the same) have no manual focus setting, and I could not get good focus on corals when the pic was taken through the glass.

Also a tip (my apologies if this is old hat to you) is to use the manual white balance setting to get accurate colour (instead of blue dominant). I just pointed the camera to a white sand part in the tank and registered that for a setting. Colours would then come out near perfect. Sometimes still needed to play around a bit with exposure, flash or no flash, but most times pics were pretty easy to get near perfect.

I used this camera for snorkeling in Hawaii (mounted on a selfie stick), too, and worked great with vids, too.

Aquattro
02-15-2016, 04:36 PM
Walter, I found that I never really use the SLR, too bulky to carry around on holidays, etc.
I'll try a FTS today with the new one, I suspect it's fine. I did a couple shots through the glass as well, they focused fine. Not real sure how that all works.

I fought with the WB using a white plastic sheet, no luck. Pointed at the sand, bingo :) I like that it has the separate custom WB, I don't have to mess around with it each time. I'm going on vacation in a couple of weeks, so I'll get to try it out on a variety of shots. Currently I use my phone over the SLR. I've had the Nikon 6 or 7 years, I maybe have 500 shutter clicks on it.

Reef Pilot
02-15-2016, 04:42 PM
It might have to do with my acrylic pane. It is scratched, and coralline algae loves it. So the auto focus tends to pick it instead of the corals.