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  1. Anthony78

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    Good evening folks

    Im new here and have been into photography for the past few years. Me and my wife recently bought canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro usm lens to go on our 760D. We are new to macro photography and its something we are both interested in, im not sure if we are doing something wrong. I like taking pics of miniature items while my wife likes taking pics of flowers and wild life, when we use the lens on AF we can only get so far into the subject, which isn't far enough. When we turn to MF its just blury all the time no matter what we try. Are we doing something wrong ?

    Thanks for reading :)
     
  2. Kodiak Qc

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    Have a look on the left side of the lens,
    maybe yours has a limiter… like ∞ to 1 m.
    Just set the AF limiter to a proper position.
     
  3. Anthony78

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    Hi , yes it has 0.31m and 0.48m but we have tried both we no success !
     
  4. Kodiak Qc

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    Sorry Anthony, I'm a Nikon man
    so much more I can't do!
     
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  5. Anthony78

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    not a problem and thanks for the help :)
     
  6. Andy Johnson

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    Hi Anthony, i also have this great lense. In MF If you turn the ring as far clock wise as possible and rock back and forth until in focus that's as close as you will get without adding extensions. You probably know this anyway. If you can't focus it at all in MF it may be faulty.
     
  7. GardenersHelper

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    And that is about 6 inches from the subject to the front of the lens.
     
  8. alfbranch

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    You need to learn how close you can focus on an object

    Set the camera on a tripod indoors and see if you can focus maully on a subject like a flower or coin and try some shots preferbly using a cable realeae

    Are you sure they are out of focus not suffering motion blur as the increased magnification will increase motion blur

    Have you read this https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/we-need-you-in-draft-want-to-get-into-macro.551944/

    Macro is not easy at all however you do it.

    Here is a shot of my lens and camera and the car infront of the camera is at the minimum focus distance of just over 0.3m but remember that distance is from the sensor. mine is an old lens at extends as I focus closer many do not. I do not use a tripod for macro usually.

    [​IMG]EM1 sigma 105 Mk11 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
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  9. davholla

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    Definitely something you need to check, do you know what shutter speed you are using?

    Andy Johnson what aperture and shutter speed you use, as you use this lens.
     
  10. Andy Johnson

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    F8-10 and 1/160/200/250 I nearly always use flash, not clever enough for natural light..:)
     

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