Macro lens to shoot Portraits


semino

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Hi All, I am thinking of getting Canon' EF100mm F2.8 Macro lens for shooting Portraits and offcos Macros, does this lens serves as a dual purpose lens.
 

weegk

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For portrait, you may shot the details as well . . . ;)

some may not like it . . . :bsmilie:
(wriggles, pimples, etc will be very clear . . . )

But i maybe getting one soon too . . . basically for macro, may try for portrait. :bsmilie:
 

sinned79

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here's a sample for you! I borrowed this lens from a friend.

A little beetle flew into my home:


Kat (a TFCD shoot i done last saturday):


this lens is good for dual use! :)
 

semino

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For portrait, you may shot the details as well . . . ;)

some may not like it . . . :bsmilie:
(wriggles, pimples, etc will be very clear . . . )

But i maybe getting one soon too . . . basically for macro, may try for portrait. :bsmilie:
becos I tried out the Sigma 50mm F1.4, which everyone said better than Canon 50mm F1.4, the focused subject is still not sharp enough...!
 

sinned79

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becos I tried out the Sigma 50mm F1.4, which everyone said better than Canon 50mm F1.4, the focused subject is still not sharp enough...!
sigma lens may have some focusing issues, but u can send in to their service center to do some calibration to make it pin sharp! :)
 

Octarine

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becos I tried out the Sigma 50mm F1.4, which everyone said better than Canon 50mm F1.4, the focused subject is still not sharp enough...!
Verify that the fault is not with you. Always easy to blame the lens and 'justify' getting a supposedly better one. Many people have lots of sharp images with the 50mm lens. To check the lens just download a focus test chart and follow the instructions.
 

pinholecam

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It does serve many purposes.
IMO, the drawbacks are slower focusing and not as 'magical' in subject emphasis compared to fast 85mm and 135mm lenses.


2 samples from a 100/2.8 macro





 

surfnux

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Thinking of getting 100mm f/2.8 Macro too. My first option was to get 85mm f/1.8. But then, tempted at this lens more, as it can be used for two functions.
 

semino

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Verify that the fault is not with you. Always easy to blame the lens and 'justify' getting a supposedly better one. Many people have lots of sharp images with the 50mm lens. To check the lens just download a focus test chart and follow the instructions.
I tried when I went to the Camera shop, not much time to explore...!
 

Fatfish

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i am using 100L 2.8 to do both macro and portraits.
very good in both genres. superb lens.

my samples as below:

Macro: sharp and fast.



Portrait: nice bokeh and colours.


Hope you like them.
 

semino

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i am using 100L 2.8 to do both macro and portraits.
very good in both genres. superb lens.

my samples as below:

Macro: sharp and fast.



Portrait: nice bokeh and colours.


Hope you like them.
yes.. its very nice. Now I am convinced...!
 

clioboy

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Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro..

though not as sharp or as fast as my old 85mm f1.8..

took the middle ground instead.

i still kept my 135L and 50L though ;p
 

sinned79

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i am using 100L 2.8 to do both macro and portraits.
very good in both genres. superb lens.

my samples as below:

Macro: sharp and fast.



Portrait: nice bokeh and colours.


Hope you like them.
:thumbsup:

i returned my fren this lens already :cry: anyway i am thinking of trying sigma 150mm f2.8, anyone got? can i join u in your next shoot then you borrow me play play? :x
 

pinholecam

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Yeah what happened to her??? Makeup run?
:D

It was a filming session.
The scene was that some rough fella splash a bucket of something on her.
 

bruggink

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:D

It was a filming session.
The scene was that some rough fella splash a bucket of something on her.
Cool.. what's the phone in her hand? So good... It's water-proof and it's definitely not iphone :bsmilie:
 

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