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    Senior Member Canon_Bob's Avatar
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    First shot with new macro lens

    Hey all,

    Finally got my new lens today (Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM). Wasn't much light left when I got home, but I went out on my lanai and found this lizard out there. No need to really critique the image, as I literally just flopped on the ground and shot a few quick images at different apertures to see what it would do. I noticed a couple things about the lens straight away: 1 - No IS. If you move, it blurs, 2 - DOF is the name of the game in macro. Focus is in millimeters! It will definitely take some getting used to. 3 - ISO is an issue. I think I'll need to shoot this one around iso 200. I shot this image at 400, and saw a bit of noise at a relatively low crop. I'll see how it does in REAL shooting light this weekend. Bottom line, this is gonna be fun!

    I shot this hand-held from about 2.5 feet. This isn't cropped much.:


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    Re: First shot with new macro lens

    Great image and the subject matter is to my liking
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    Re: First shot with new macro lens

    Very nice, the detail is wonderful.

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    Re: First shot with new macro lens

    Please let us know how your feelings on ISO 400. I try not to go that high, but find I must with the shooting conditions.

    Looking forward to seeing more from your 180mm.
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    Re: First shot with new macro lens

    Fun it is! I'll be looking for more from you.

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    Re: First shot with new macro lens

    Normally, ISO 400 on the 1DsMII is not a big deal. With this lens, however, I saw a bit of noise on this particular shot. I will definitely put it through the wringers this weekend, and see how it does in decent light, and at varying ISO settings.

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