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  1. zlatoust10000
    09.07.2014

    Thanks for your review. Half a year ago I was choosing a macro lens. I settled on Canon 100 2.8 USM macro. I rarely make money from photography, so I decided not to “bother” with buying a more expensive analog with stabilization. In addition to flowers, I photograph people with this lens. The lack of stabilization can be “overcome”. The lens gives a sharp picture and I love the bokeh.
    Examples of photos on which you can evaluate bokeh
    http://zlatoust100.wix.com/ivanapple#!untitled/zoom/c50g/image27w
    http://zlatoust100.wix.com/ivanapple#!untitled/zoom/c50g/imageik6
    http://zlatoust100.wix.com/ivanapple#!untitled/zoom/c50g/imageutv
    http://zlatoust100.wix.com/ivanapple#!untitled/zoom/c50g/image1vwf
    Canon 5D Camera.

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  2. Ivan
    09.07.2014

    read and went for pentax k5-2 and zeiss 100 \ 2,8 ...

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  3. anonym
    10.07.2014

    Oh, how many reviews have been done in my favorite botanical garden!)) Thank you Arkady for interesting reviews and advertisements for the botanical garden!)

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  4. Alexander Trekhsotkovich
    10.07.2014

    Good afternoon Arkady. And good afternoon, everyone who writes comments here. Guys, I want to note that all of us photographers are gathered here, and Arkady is the person who does the reviews (at least some, but does, and does not just copy and paste instructions) and you need to be glad that at least we have such information about the equipment from Arcadia at least some pictures are not masterpieces, but you can understand from them what the lens is capable of. Therefore, let's respect each other, and especially Arkady for his FREE work for ALL photographers who have not yet decided on the technique. After all, we are not all here GURU of photography, but those who are not mistaken will not succeed. Arkady, according to my calculations, is the ONLY large Russian-speaking observer of photo equipment, and thanks for that. Thank you for paying for the domain and hosting, spending time (not a short time) writing these reviews, and then still spending time writing HERE with us. Believe me, this is not a 5-minute employment per day. All good and beautiful frames.

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    • Passing by
      02.05.2019

      With both hands for !!! Arkady is a fine fellow and, to some extent, an altruist who put years of his life on the site. No kidding - respect. There is no other such.

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  5. Vladimir
    22.07.2014

    Drool, commentators !, a-appraisers. Specifics, constructive suggestions - that's what Arkady needs! I have been reading Radozhiv for a year, I learned and grew in skill (I read it in the “field” (to build a composition, to catch a shot), I came, re-read, appreciated myself, again for work. And such athletes on the couch as Mr. ... in the closet .. Arkady, thanks!

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  6. Vyacheslav
    04.12.2014

    The best lens from Canon! This is my main lens, which I almost never take off the carcass

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  7. Ivan
    08.04.2015

    Good day, there is a question on macro. You need to take a photo and shoot a video of the process of preparing teeth in the oral cavity. It is possible to get the Kenon optics 60mm and 100mm 2.8 macro, as I understand it, the image scale of the glass is the same. the catch is that the camera should be sufficiently distant from the patient so as not to interfere with the doctor's work. As I understand it, then 60 mm should be moved closer, and 100 mm can be put further, and the picture will be the same. Thanks in advance for your reply.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      08.04.2015

      The picture will not be the same, there will be the same maximum magnification. 100ct is preferable.

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      • Ivan
        08.04.2015

        thank you

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  8. anonym
    01.09.2015

    Comrades ... I have a stupid question for you: this lens is MACRO (!!!) i.e. designed for MACRO shooting ... why are you using it as a portrait photographer? Some who have unsubscribed “here” share links to photographs of portraits ... but where is MACRO? Where are the photos of insects, flowers, cockroaches? :) Even with your review, I saw only a couple of MACRO photographs ... I do not want to offend anyone in any way ... but it seems to me that if the lens is intended for macro, then it would be possible to post photos of insects and flowers ... I'm just going to buy this the lens is for photographing our microcosm ... and I would like to see real photographs of this lens ... You say that the Internet is full of photographs - YES ... I have reviewed a lot of them ... most of the photographs have been processed ...

    I have CANON 650D on my hands ... I use the lens MC VOLNA-9 ... There are Soviet macro rings ... but when using them, the quality deteriorates noticeably ...

    Now directly what I would like to ask:
    Has anyone used MACRO RINGS with this lens? if yes, are there any photos? I just want to do macro macro photography ... and want to use this lens with macro rings ... what can you suggest?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      01.09.2015

      Macro is only one of the purposes of a lens, including a macro lens.
      More examples with the original RAW files of bees and butterflies are in the 700d review https://radojuva.com.ua/2014/07/canon-700d-and-the-beat-goes-on/

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      • Novel
        01.09.2015

        Thanks for the clarifications…. :) I take a great interest in photography not so long ago ... but I really like macro ...

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      • Artem
        06.03.2017

        Makrik for the full frame. Awesome thing and darling! In a word L-ka!
        Dust / moisture protection, weighs a ton, but quality ... 2.8 aperture again, even though you can shoot a macro portrait.
        No wonder that they recommend it means - https://buynbest.ru/luchshij-makroobektiv-canon/

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    • Lynx
      01.09.2015

      for macro-macro-macro photographs, they usually do not use macro lenses, but manual (often Soviet rangefinder) + macromechs and a bunch of other things.

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      • Novel
        02.09.2015

        And thank you very much for the explanations ... I read about macro fur ... as I understand it, it is like a macro ring, only with a variable distance ...

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      • Lynx
        02.09.2015

        yes .. and with much greater distance.
        And there are also tricky macromechs that can shift by a given discrete parameter.
        those. you can make a batch of frames with a shift of a narrow depth of field in a step of 0,5-3 mm, and then “collect” them into one with a deep depth of field.
        In LJ there is a dude who thus takes a mega-cool photo, it's a pity I just do not remember the link, but you can google it.

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  9. Novel
    01.09.2015

    And again I (POST ABOVE) more photos taken with the WAVE lens, but without the macro rings ...

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    • Gregor_S
      23.03.2023

      Yeah(((

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  10. Novel
    02.09.2015

    Tell me pliz…. will this suit me ??? I have 5 different lenses with a 52 mm filter thread ... I think to order this:

    http://ali.pub/2i8ddo MACROMEH

    http://ali.pub/2i8dl9 Reversible adapter CANON-> 52mm

    http://ali.pub/2i8dic

    What can you suggest? thanks in advance…

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    • B. R. P.
      27.03.2017

      Roman, you already have a problem with focusing (a photo with a blue flower - sharpness in the very corner, in the lower left frame, the spider is almost blurry), using additional devices, such as macro rings, for example, the grip will be even less and aiming will become more difficult. Try to learn to aim and use additional light with what you have. Good luck!

      Photo Wave-9 + small macro ring.

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  11. Oleg
    14.07.2018

    I have been using this lens for 3 years. Amateur shooting. It turns out beautiful portraits, very beautiful bokeh, flowers and insects turn out well, but I have not fully mastered the macro, I'm working on it. Thinking about buying microflash. In general, I am very pleased with the lens.
    I wanted to attach a photo, but I don’t understand how this can be done.

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  12. Eugene
    28.10.2018

    Nikon's brother in 105mm - does he also make such portraits?

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  13. Novel
    09.02.2019

    Useful glass. And stabilization is worth paying extra for it - a universal, moderately high-aperture weaving, all-weather. We must take a macro flash.

    https://i.imgur.com/Ug8xPS2.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/kNEwDEF.jpg

    But damn, even f14 does not help on such a scale :)

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  14. anonym
    02.05.2019

    ## If you need a macro lens for subject photography of stationary products with a tripod, instead of the Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1: 2.8 L IS USM, you can purchase the previous version - Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1: 2.8 USM without a noticeable deterioration in image quality, and at the same time saving half the budget. ##
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    They differ markedly in color and midtones. There are differences in resolution to open.

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    • Oleg
      06.07.2019

      Of course they are different. And they differ in price.
      On an open macro, they shoot in rare cases (depth of field is very small), but for portraits some "softness" will be very useful.
      Here they rule to a greater extent - the magic of the red ring (protection from bad weather) and stub.
      From bad weather, a good budget solution - a plastic bag with elastic bands or an umbrella in the hands of an assistant (generally ideal). And as a stabilizer - a stationary object for support or training :)

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  15. Arkady Shapoval
    05.07.2019

    How not to write this question and how not to describe it, but newbies still "pour in" on it

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  16. Vitaly N
    06.07.2019

    Again twenty-five. The focus is invariable, no matter what area the image is projected onto. That is 1 mm2, that is 100 mm2. The angle of view, not the focal length, depends on the size of the area. The fact that the full frame is taken as the basis for calculating the EGF means absolutely nothing. This is just for convenience. Understand the issue yourself.
    “A 100mm ff lens will produce the same framing as a 160mm crop lens when mounted on a camera with a 1.6 crop” - that's epic.

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  17. Arkady Shapoval
    06.07.2019

    Comrades, flood about FR and EFR is closed. The continuation of this epic is not welcome.
    If you want to discuss this topic, then express your thoughts in relevant topics
    1. Crop identification
    2. Resurrection of Crop. Bokeh
    3. Matrix size matters.
    4. Focal length
    5. Dependence of the viewing angle of the lens on the focusing distance
    6. Relationship between focal length, viewing angle, and focus distance.

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    • Vitaly N
      06.07.2019

      Thanks for the ban. Probably for trying to drive the truth to anonymous people. They say the truth - Radozhiva has outlived her usefulness. Cook yourself with your onanims.

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        06.07.2019

        The moderator is always right. You are banned for insulting participants, it makes no sense to scold

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      • Vitaly N
        06.07.2019

        Were there any insults? Of course, it's easier to look from the outside than to explain something to them. And nonsense breeds on Radozhiv ...

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        06.07.2019

        I repeat, the moderator is always right, without any options. Further please do not continue

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  18. vadimus
    01.09.2021

    I have been using it for a year now, I am pleased with the stabilizer and the autofocus operation - when shooting subject with constant light, the opportunity to shoot “handheld” with a closed aperture saves a lot of time. Before that, I had been using AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm 1: 2.8G SWM ED for about ten years, with its impeccable picture quality it was still possible to shoot only with a tripod and only with manual focus, otherwise the defect rate was too high. The 100mm macro-Kenon also has a drawback: the snapped hood for some reason sits with a slight backlash, a tactile sensation of something falling off is regularly created. It looks like this - in the process of shooting I get scared - then I remember - I calm down - then again ... I couldn't get used to it :)

    And a few of the everyday e-shops:
    Your Majesty! By your texture, I see that you sent me a 13x18 lens, with a focus of 20 cm. Having opened the box, I found only a lens in it, but the said focus of 20 cm was not supposed to be. A reputable trading house like yours would not have to make such oversights, depriving the hobbyist who sent you money from the opportunity to work. Therefore, take the trouble to send it to me with the first mail.
    f. “Photographer-Amateur”, No. 9, 1894.

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  19. Hamlet
    24.01.2022

    “when focusing, the real aperture of the lens drops”
    maybe vignetting is affecting it?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      25.01.2022

      no, this is a feature of macro lenses.
      For almost all macro lenses, when focusing towards the MDF, the effective aperture value changes. This is due to the fact that during focusing towards the MDF, the effective focal length of the lens changes.

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  20. lol rp
    23.08.2022

    You've done a great job, Thx!

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