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Showcase Canon 100mm f/2.8 EF MACRO

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by DHart, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    GH2, ISO 160, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro @ f/11

    First image at f/8 and I found I needed more DOF, so remaining images were @ f/11




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  2. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 1, 2010
    Oooh, I might have to get an adapter for mine...
  3. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    DR... sure works great... the only thing is you will have to stop the lens down on an EOS body first. Even at f/8, and with the small-ish m4/3 sensor, you can see how little DOF there is with this lens when you approach 1:1 magnification. In the first image, the dime is laying on the circuit board and it's not even in focus. I switched to f/11 thereafter. Didn't want to stop down beyond f/11 as I wanted to keep sharpness as good as possible.
  4. absolutic

    absolutic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 21, 2011
    Canon 100mm L F/2.8 on OM-D

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 800

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 320

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 320

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/200s    ISO 1250
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  5. papasula

    papasula Mu-43 Rookie

    May 31, 2012
    Great shots! How are you getting the aperture to close down and stay closed down when you remove it from the 5D?
  6. absolutic

    absolutic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 21, 2011
    thanks! they make adapters with aperture control, simple as that. The only thing these usually start at F/2.8 so it probably won't work with larger apertures, but works perfect on F/2.8 and narrower lenses. I think I paid about $40 for mine (bought it off amazon).
  7. papasula

    papasula Mu-43 Rookie

    May 31, 2012
    I also figured out that you can mount an EF lens on a Canon body, select an aperture, take a shot then remove the lens without turning off the camera and the lens remains at that aperture.
  8. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    From memory... Select aperture on the EOS body, hold down the DOF preview button, then either unscrew the lens or turn off the camera. One of those - or perhaps both.

    I'll be trying this soon with my coming soon EM-1...

  9. JohnN

    JohnN Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 10, 2014
    Well, not many on here - so heres one from my tests today.

    Really quite hard without aperture control (and my MP-E 65 tests were a total wash!) - anyway heres the image:

    Spider on yellow
    by magsnorton, on Flickr
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