2nd lens for my 20D

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Luke Vader, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Luke  Vader

    Luke Vader Guest

    Hi there,

    I've had a canon 20D for 6 months now. It replaced my canon G2. I bought it
    with the 17-85 lens kit. Now I'd like to buy a 2nd lens. I fancy a macro to
    shoot the tiny critters around my pond in the summer. I've narrowed it down
    to two. The EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro or the EF100mm f2.8 USM.
    I am new to macro photography. Still getting my head around some of the
    terms. I also have a manfroto 055CL tripod with 322 RC2 mount as part of my
    kit.
    Your thoughts.
     
    Luke Vader, Feb 12, 2006
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  2. Luke  Vader

    Eatmorepies Guest

    I wouldn't get an S lens - in a year or two you may upgrade your body. The
    100mm f2.8 macro has a good reputation for the price.

    John
     
    Eatmorepies, Feb 12, 2006
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  3. Luke  Vader

    l e o Guest


    I second that. The only other S lens you may want to get is the 10-22.
     
    l e o, Feb 13, 2006
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  4. Luke  Vader

    This old Bob Guest

    Does the 17-85 not do macro? The EF-S 18-55mm is pretty darn good. You can
    fill the frame with a penny.
     
    This old Bob, Feb 13, 2006
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  5. Luke  Vader

    Luke Vader Guest

    Does the 17-85 not do macro? The EF-S 18-55mm is pretty darn good. You can
    After reading your reply I set up my camera to try my 17- 85 with macro.
    It's better than I imagined I suppose. At full zoom and the closest focal
    distance I could obtain, I managed to fit the lens cap in full frame an
    focused. But it's still way off what I'm hoping to acheive.
     
    Luke Vader, Feb 13, 2006
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  6. Luke  Vader

    This old Bob Guest

    Ah, now that you know what you don't want.... you might want to do some
    research on macro magnification and decide what is acceptable and then
    choose a lens to match.
     
    This old Bob, Feb 13, 2006
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