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BTW I upgraded to:
70D
16-35mm f/2.8L
60mm f/2.8 Macro
40mm f/2.8 Pancake
55-250mm f/4-5.6
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
(All Canon) :D
Would love to have the 16-35. The 60mm is a great lens, favorite I have even over one of my L lenses. I don't think you can beat it's price, performance and versatility. Took some pretty good fish pics with it, without even using flash.
 

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So I got this not long ago (by me I mean the wife lol) and I'm clueless how to work it.

I did however want to try my hand at macro shots of my tank. Since I'm novice I figured I try the cheap way an give the 50mm f1.8 on non-AF macro tubes a try. I have the 50mm just figured I buy some tubes of amazon.

Anyone know if they work? Here's the one I was thinking about getting.
Amazon.com: Fotodiox Canon EOS Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-Ups: Electronics

Here's the camera I would try it with.
 

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Okay, I'm in. VERY new to planted tanks, but not as much to photography. My first tank is still settling in. I'll be posting pictures once my tank settles in and starts looking a little better. Need to think about getting some macro equipment now that I have small things worth taking pictures of.

EOS-6D
17-40 f/4L
24-105 f/4L IS
35 f/2 IS
85 f/1.8

-Justin
 

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So I got this not long ago (by me I mean the wife lol) and I'm clueless how to work it.



I did however want to try my hand at macro shots of my tank. Since I'm novice I figured I try the cheap way an give the 50mm f1.8 on non-AF macro tubes a try. I have the 50mm just figured I buy some tubes of amazon.



Anyone know if they work? Here's the one I was thinking about getting.

Amazon.com: Fotodiox Canon EOS Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-Ups: Electronics



Here's the camera I would try it with.


Macro tubes work fine. I've heard okay things about the fotodiox tubes. With that setup you will be manual all the way. Macro is often done with manual focus even if you have the option of AF, so that's not really a big deal. But, I don't think these have any electronic connection to the lens, so you will not be able to stop down. This will give you a very narrow depth of field (only a narrow slice will be in focus), which can be good or bad, depending on what you are going for. The Kenko or Canon extension tubes allow you to change the aperture, but they are more expensive. Also, any time you are using extension tubes, it changes the focus range of your lens, so you will usually have a far focus limit as well as a near focus limit - i.e. you won't be able to focus on things that are far away (more than a few feet) while the extension tubes are on.

-Justin
 

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3 5dmk2's
1 5dmk3
1 7D
1 1Dmk2
1 SL1



15 sigma FE
17-55 2.8IS
17-40L
24-70L v1
35 1.4L
35-80mm converted macro
40 pancake
50 1.2L
50 1.8 mki
70-200 2.8IS
70-200 2.8IS v2
85 1.8
135L
200L

1.4x tele convert
2x tele convert

A bunch of studio strobes, modifiers, speedlites etc.



Here's a pic of a SL1 with a 300L 2.8IS







Just got into shrimp again. Will prob end up picking up some tubes and a 100 macro.

Kinda lazy to shoot the tank. Just using the iPhone.
 

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Traded the 16-35mm f/2.8L for a 24-105mm f/4L, a 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, and $550 cash.
I loved the 16-35, but the low range won't do any justice when it's my main [workhorse] lens (I'm going to Europe and I'm only allowed to take 1 lens + the 40mm pancake). The 24-105 should do better, the f/4 may be a bit high, but for me, its a better deal. The 10-22 also should complement my APS-C on the 70D better. And cash is cash, lol.
 

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Mind if I join?

I've got a Canon 60D and my most used lens is my 60mm f/2.8, which I like to use to take pictures of my bugs and inanimate objects. :icon_smil







 

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In addition to my Canon Power Shot A590 P&S, I've just ordered a used Canon Digital Rebel T2i and a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom to go with it. The prices finally came down low enough for me to afford these. I'll probably have to get a memory card and a carrying case for it too. Can't wait until it gets here.
 

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In addition to my Canon Power Shot A590 P&S, I've just ordered a used Canon Digital Rebel T2i and a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom to go with it. The prices finally came down low enough for me to afford these. I'll probably have to get a memory card and a carrying case for it too. Can't wait until it gets here.
You are late to the game, lol.
It is a nice camera, a lot of learning though, if you want to impress others.
Mine is the kiss X4, the T2i japanese version, bought it before the T2i appeared in the US.

Know how to play with the light, is the fundamental, this apply to any dslr.
 

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Nick, I'd like the #50 Canon Pimp spot. I've got a dandy A590-IS P&S and later this year I'm acquiring a T2i and having it modded to full spectrum for astrophotography, IR, UV and of course 1080P videos of my fish.
Late? How so? I've had a Canon for awhile now albeit a P&S in 2007. I've been wanting a DSLR for some time now, but didn't have the funds available. Now I do and decided to get a used kit to save some $$$. Should get it mid next week :).

So those who made the switch from Nikon to Canon, tell us why you didn't like Nikon...
I've been a Nikon fan since the mid '70s and have an old F2 film camera (doesn't work now) :(. I'm going with Canon as there is a whole lot more third party software to work with Canon than with Nikon. I'm planning on doing a full spectrum mod by removing the IR blocking filters over the sensor. Then I can do IR and astronomy photography. I'll just put an equivalent UV/IR blocking filter on when I do normal light photography. I still like Nikon, but they're more spendy and I don't see any advantage over Canon. I'm a bang for the buck kind of guy and Canon is the better value for what I want to do IMHO.
 
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