85/1.8 , 100/2 or 100/2.8 macro ?

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85/1.8 , 100/2 or 100/2.8 macro ?
Jan 7, 2009

Hey all,

I just purchased a 17-55/2.8 for my 40D (also own a 20mm/1.8 sigma and 50/1.8 + an old crappy 75-300 canon) and I was thinking about getting something with more reach.

My 1st idea was the 100/2.8 macro as it would provide me with:

  • a nice close up portrait lens

  • a macro 160mm on my crop sensor

  • something cool for mid/long range street shots

But I was wondering how it competes with the "normal" 100mm (f2 if i remember well) from Canon. I was also wondering about the differences with the 85mm/1.8 (which is a bit cheaper)...

Any insights about it? Thanks for your answers.

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