100mm telephoto vs telephoto macro

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Jimmy Smith, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Jimmy Smith

    Jimmy Smith Guest

    If I go with the Canon 100mm telephoto macro as opposed to the Canon 100mm
    telephoto, am I giving anything up? It seems that with the telephoto macro
    I can take close up shots in addition to the telephoto. Any reason why I
    may not want to go with the macro.

    BTW, I would like to take distant and close up shots.

    Jimmy Smith, Jun 22, 2004
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  2. Jimmy Smith

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I believe the macro version is at least a stop slower I have the 100 f2 and
    it is my favourite lens.
    Tony Spadaro, Jun 22, 2004
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  3. Jimmy Smith

    Skip M Guest

    Actually the only thing you're giving up is 1/3 stop, and you are getting a
    better lens, overall.
    But a 100mm lens isn't going to give you a whole lot of reach...
    Skip M, Jun 23, 2004
  4. Jimmy Smith

    Skip M Guest

    The macro is an f2.8.
    Skip M, Jun 23, 2004
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