Been thinking about a new lens lately?

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Been thinking about a new lens lately?

happysnapper64 wrote:

Trouble is, I do use the 100 nonL macro a lot handheld, so that's why the L is sooo tempting.

Ooooh Lee, you are definitely in a world of hurt then!!!

If I could get a good used L I probably would,not many seem to want to sell it though. I suppose that says a lot about the L then?

LOL, I don't think I'll EVER sell mine.  It's just one of those special lenses.

I was never able to handhold the 100 non-L macro at 1:1 in cloudy or open shade conditions (or late in the evening) at a shutter speed of ~1/250 sec.  The 100L has given me that ability now.

Most folks talk about the differences in sharpness or contrast (and color), but the biggest gain IMHO is in its Capabilities.  I find the IS indispensable.  And the AF just rocks (I find it's now very usable at macro ranges).  Think bumblebees in the afternoon.

Good luck now,


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