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cuz
02-20-2012, 06:24 AM
I'm looking for a lense for my canon T2i, I was told to grab this one..

http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Cameras.htm?BreadCrumbs=Cameras;Cameras;Lenses%20a nd%20Flashes;Lenses&ProductID=5100151&ProductTab=3

But I know I really want to try my luck with some macro pics and was wondering if this might be the better choice?

http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Cameras.htm?BreadCrumbs=Cameras;Cameras;Lenses%20a nd%20Flashes;Lenses&ProductID=3029162&ProductTab=3

Any advise on either lense or even recomend something different possibly?

thanks in advance!!

kien
02-20-2012, 06:36 AM
I'm looking for a lense for my canon T2i, I was told to grab this one..

http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Cameras.htm?BreadCrumbs=Cameras;Cameras;Lenses%20a nd%20Flashes;Lenses&ProductID=5100151&ProductTab=3

But I know I really want to try my luck with some macro pics and was wondering if this might be the better choice?

http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Cameras.htm?BreadCrumbs=Cameras;Cameras;Lenses%20a nd%20Flashes;Lenses&ProductID=3029162&ProductTab=3

Any advise on either lense or even recomend something different possibly?

thanks in advance!!

if you want nice macro shots I'd recommend

this one: canon 100mm macro lens (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx)

or this one: canon 60 mm macro (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-60mm-f-2.8-Macro-USM-Lens-Review.aspx)

Reefie
02-20-2012, 09:51 AM
I'd get this one

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-L-IS-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

But the T2i isn't a full frame camera though.

kien
02-20-2012, 02:03 PM
I'd get this one

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-L-IS-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

But the T2i isn't a full frame camera though.

Non-full frame cameras can still use full frame lenses. But full frame cameras can not use non-full frame lenses.

That's why there's the 60mm macro lens. It is meant for non full frame camera ONLY.

That's a nice lens too but pricy for something you'd likely use infrequently.

WindowMaker
02-20-2012, 02:11 PM
The nifty fifty (the first lens you posted) is a staple lens, if you dont have it already, buy it. It takes amazing pictures for the minimal price. You will get many years of use out of it.

sphelps
02-20-2012, 03:41 PM
50mm are pretty good prime lenses, especially for portrait style pics. The two lenses are similar but the macro has a closer focusing distance hence making macro (1:1 magnification) possible. The macro is also slower at 2.5 vs 1.8 which won't really matter for macro as in most cases you'll want more DOF but it will lack some of the ability to minimize DOF and increase shutter that you sometimes want with a portrait lens. So although similar they are geared towards different things. Personally I think a 50mm is too small for a macro and you'll find yourself having to get too very close to the subject for a real macro. You really need two lenses, the 50mm 1.8 (or 1.4 even better) and the 100mm macro.

cuz
02-20-2012, 04:21 PM
so the lense Kien recomended would be the way to go being 100mm in order to get better picks of pieces further in the back of the tank?
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

sphelps
02-20-2012, 04:43 PM
The 100mm will make a better macro yes in both tanks and other situations. You'll gain around 4-5" in distance. I'm not a canon guy but I believe the 100mm is a better lens all around as well, also seems to be the most popular.

GracieLou
02-22-2012, 11:37 PM
Larry I bought the 100mm macro back in December, I've taken some awesome pictures with it and definitely recommend it!!!

Reefie
02-23-2012, 03:17 AM
50mm are pretty good prime lenses, especially for portrait style pics. The two lenses are similar but the macro has a closer focusing distance hence making macro (1:1 magnification) possible. The macro is also slower at 2.5 vs 1.8 which won't really matter for macro as in most cases you'll want more DOF but it will lack some of the ability to minimize DOF and increase shutter that you sometimes want with a portrait lens. So although similar they are geared towards different things. Personally I think a 50mm is too small for a macro and you'll find yourself having to get too very close to the subject for a real macro. You really need two lenses, the 50mm 1.8 (or 1.4 even better) and the 100mm macro.

I've got a 50mm 1.4, I've never thought to use it for Macro shots. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the advice!

The 100mm Macro is on my shopping list next to get!

sphelps
02-23-2012, 03:22 AM
I've got a 50mm 1.4, I've never thought to use it for Macro shots. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the advice!

The 100mm Macro is on my shopping list next to get!

That's not actually what I was suggesting, the 50mm 1.4 won't focus close enough for "macro" shots unless you add an extension tube.

MarkoD
02-23-2012, 03:23 AM
100mm macro is better than the 60mm

and on your rebel its equal to 160mm which is even better

Slick Fork
02-23-2012, 03:41 AM
Can't comment on the Canon lenses themselves, but I wanted to chime in and agree that 100mm is a much better choice for Macro. I bought the 50mm Macro for my camera and every time I get it out I wish I had bought the 100mm. The 50's just too short

cuz
02-23-2012, 03:57 AM
Thanks all, I guess 100mm is the way I'll venture, now to find someone to haggle with..hehehe