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    New Lens!!!

    I've been drooling over the Canon 60mm macro f/2.8 for a while now.

    The IQ of my Sigma 50mm macro was very good, but a few things bothered me about it. The colors always seemed a bit warm to me, the AF was OK but it needs to be faster when I'm trying to shoot flowers with even with the slightest breeze, I didn't like the build very much and I didn't like the fact that it extended during macro work.

    So I sold the 28-105 (my testing showed it to be my least sharp lens!!) and the Sigma 50mm and picked up the Canon 60mm macro......what a sweet lens. I really can appreciate the USM, FTM and non-exending design in a macro lens. Its a beautiful lens with wonderful bokeh.

    I got it yesterday, just in time for Spring!! - here are a few from yesterday and today.

    I love these colors....
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    Last edited by michaelb; 04-27-2007 at 07:13 PM.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    This lens is super sharp!

    I tried processing a few of these with 80-100% USM and I could see so little difference between the sharpened and the un-sharpened versions that I applied no sharpening to these for posting.
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    Last edited by michaelb; 04-27-2007 at 07:31 PM.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    It was raining today, so lots of droplets and wonderful lighting.
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    Last edited by michaelb; 04-27-2007 at 07:07 PM.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    More droplets.
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    Last edited by michaelb; 04-27-2007 at 07:13 PM.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    Here's one I took about an hour ago.
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    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    I know its a little redundant, but I really like this one.
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    Last edited by michaelb; 04-27-2007 at 07:35 PM.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    Love this lens so far.....the bokeh is so nice - this one is at f/3.2
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    Last edited by michaelb; 04-27-2007 at 07:58 PM.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    Last one, I swear....
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    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    I've got a long way to go to catch up with Coldy, but I'm going to spend all Spring trying!!!!
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

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    Great stuff! looks like a great buy! I really love the first and second! That bokeh in the first shot is amazing. I look forward to seeing more!
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
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    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

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