Macro: 100 or 150 for 5D mk II

Started Oct 24, 2009 | Discussions thread
Malcolm_Stewart Contributing Member • Posts: 764
Re: Macro: 100 or 150 for 5D mk II

Roguey wrote:

hi there,

I was hoping for some advice from you guys. I have a recently moved into FF (5D mk II) and wanted to get a macro lens for it - I miss macro.


However now, I have choice:

Canon 100mm f/2.8
Sigma 150mm f/2.8

The Canon 100mm seams like more 'safe' choice. The working distance is more (than the 60mm), the AF is 'quite' fast/quiet and isn't too heavy?

However the Sigma 150mm, gives more working distance, slower AF? (is it louder?) and weights a bit more. It is also hard to find the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 in-stock anywhere.

My Sigma 150 macro was way outside the AF MicroAdjust capability on my 1D MkIII. (Like +30!!) Sigma UK adjusted it under warranty and it's now fine. Just be wary of getting a used sample, I suppose. The USM on my EF 100 f2.8 macro is really fast away from 1:1. It's tracked flowers blowing in a breeze. Haven't put the Sigma to the same test yet.

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