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inspire78

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Hi to all,

Currently very confuse. Needed advise from all the experts here.

Currently got a 300D from a member her, found out that i am interested in taking marco and also landscape or portait. Is ef 75-300mm usm III ok for me ? meaning the len be used for general or marco or landscape or protait?

If i want to learn all those is this len ok or need to get real marco len or len for landscape (wide angle) etc?


Please advise....

Thanks thanks....
 

zac08

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Get separate lenses.
 

Rashkae

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Hi to all,

Currently very confuse. Needed advise from all the experts here.

Currently got a 300D from a member her, found out that i am interested in taking marco and also landscape or portait. Is ef 75-300mm usm III ok for me ? meaning the len be used for general or marco or landscape or protait?

If i want to learn all those is this len ok or need to get real marco len or len for landscape (wide angle) etc?


Please advise....

Thanks thanks....
Errr, you have 3 VERY diverse interests.

Your 75-300 *can* be used for portraits if you're willing to stand relatively far away. If you shoot the subject at max aperture at 200-300mm, you can achieve nice bokeh.

Macro would be the same thing, but you'll never get as sharp as a dedicated macro lens.

The 75-300 is almost totally pointless for landscape. Don't you have the standard Canon kit lens? You really should have something in the 12-20mm range for landscape photography. AFAIK the canon kit lens is 18-55, so you can use it at 18mm.
 

inspire78

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Errr, you have 3 VERY diverse interests.

Your 75-300 *can* be used for portraits if you're willing to stand relatively far away. If you shoot the subject at max aperture at 200-300mm, you can achieve nice bokeh.

Macro would be the same thing, but you'll never get as sharp as a dedicated macro lens.

The 75-300 is almost totally pointless for landscape. Don't you have the standard Canon kit lens? You really should have something in the 12-20mm range for landscape photography. AFAIK the canon kit lens is 18-55, so you can use it at 18mm.

sorry what u mean by bokeh??? sorry dun understand , too new to photography. sorry sorry.

so a macro lens will still be better if i want to use for macro instead of this 70-300mm lens. correct? hehehehe
 

inspire78

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thks zac08 for replying. thank you for the info too. hehehehe....
 

zac08

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thks zac08 for replying. thank you for the info too. hehehehe....
Sorry... not a Canon user, so can't give any detailed suggestions.

But as mentioned, you'd need at least a few different lens. I would suggest getting a wide angle which can be covered with the kit lens or wider if you prefer wider angles.

For macros, you would have choices from about 60mm to 180mm and the longer ones would be much better for insect macros and the shorter ones for still life or food photography.

Portrait shooting would range from 24mm to 135mm, most popular being the 85mm... ;)
 

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inspire78

i tink u are v confused and overwhelmed.

dun rush into too many things.

one step at a time.

read up on macro, potrait and landscape photography.

look at ppl's photos.

talk to experienced ppl.

learn slowly.

learn the rite things. the bare basics.

happy shooting.
 

inspire78

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Sorry... not a Canon user, so can't give any detailed suggestions.

But as mentioned, you'd need at least a few different lens. I would suggest getting a wide angle which can be covered with the kit lens or wider if you prefer wider angles.

For macros, you would have choices from about 60mm to 180mm and the longer ones would be much better for insect macros and the shorter ones for still life or food photography.

Portrait shooting would range from 24mm to 135mm, most popular being the 85mm... ;)
Its ok Zac08.....thks for being patience with this newbie newbie.....hehehehe.......
 

inspire78

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Wiki bokeh shd give u a better understanding... I learn some photography term thru wikipedia too...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh
ok will do ....thks thks......hehehehe.....


inspire78

i tink u are v confused and overwhelmed.

dun rush into too many things.

one step at a time.

read up on macro, potrait and landscape photography.

look at ppl's photos.

talk to experienced ppl.

learn slowly.

learn the rite things. the bare basics.

happy shooting.
ok ....thks u.....need this type of guides from all expert.....i too gan jiong liao.....hehehe....
 

pl4sMa

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I'm assuming that your current equipment would be something as follows;
- Canon 300D
- EF-S 18-55mm II
- EF 75-300mm III

Landscape; can use the EF-S 18-55mm II until you find a reason why that is not good enough for you
Portrait; can use the EF 75-300mm III, not exactly ideal, but good enough

The macro part.... rather than buying another lens, i'd suggest you get a reversal ring to mount the EF-S 18-55mm II in a reverse manner. A cheaper solution for macro experiment ^^
 

ahbian

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If your emphasis is macro, perhaps I suggest 100mm f2.8.
It can double up as a really good portrait lens too.
 

zac08

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I'm assuming that your current equipment would be something as follows;
- Canon 300D
- EF-S 18-55mm II
- EF 75-300mm III

Landscape; can use the EF-S 18-55mm II until you find a reason why that is not good enough for you
Portrait; can use the EF 75-300mm III, not exactly ideal, but good enough

The macro part.... rather than buying another lens, i'd suggest you get a reversal ring to mount the EF-S 18-55mm II in a reverse manner. A cheaper solution for macro experiment ^^
Do note that reverse macros is only good for still life, you'll gonna be very pissed with it when trying to shoot insects as you can only move the whole rig forward and backwards to focus.

Not forgetting, the aperture ring has to be locked at the desired aperture for shooting or you'll just be shooting wide open (if you have a aperture ring lens) or totally closed in the case of the modern lenses which does not have aperture ring. Stopping down the aperture will also be difficult as you'll have difficulty trying to see the subject.
 

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I am also looking at going into macro photography and is currently considering the EF100mm f/2.8 lens from Canon. Is this a good one for long term wise as budget abit tight at the moment? Has the price went up as I thought some threads were saying their lens price is down? I checked Canon online and their pricing for EF100mm Macro was about S$899 but the pricing shown in CS is about 1K?
 

zac08

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I am also looking at going into macro photography and is currently considering the EF100mm f/2.8 lens from Canon. Is this a good one for long term wise as budget abit tight at the moment? Has the price went up as I thought some threads were saying their lens price is down? I checked Canon online and their pricing for EF100mm Macro was about S$899 but the pricing shown in CS is about 1K?
If you're tight... do consider the Tamron 90mm. ;)
 

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Ok thanks will look at that. How's the comparison like for EF100mm canon as compared to Tamron 90mm. Any real battle comparison will be good if possible.:p
 

zac08

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Ok thanks will look at that. How's the comparison like for EF100mm canon as compared to Tamron 90mm. Any real battle comparison will be good if possible.:p
Sorry... u gotta check with the Canon users.. I only use Nikon ;)
 

zac08

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Hmm.. what is a close up filter actually for? Pros & cons?
Help you to focus closer.

Pros : cheap, ease of use, small form factor
Cons : lower picture quality, and does not give you a very good magnification factor.
 

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