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    Another what lens should I buy thread.

    I'd like some advice on a couple of new lens's I've been looking for.

    Macro has always interested me and the Canon 100 EF f2.8L IS USM seems to stand out as one to consider.

    I would also like a wider lens - I've looked at the Canon 17-40 EF f/4L USM but it's not that much wider than what I already have.

    What other options to either of the above should I consider given that at some stage I would also like a full frame camera?

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    What's your interests? Just macro right now?
    All depends on what you like shooting?

    The 100 is a very nice lens and is on my list too.
    Plan to do some macro as well as some portraits with it. Might take it along in my travels.

    Seems like a good choice to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbb View Post
    Macro has always interested me and the Canon 100 EF f2.8L IS USM seems to stand out as one to consider.
    If you want a cheaper option, look at the older EF 100mm f/2.8 non-IS version - it's still a fantastic lens!

    I would also like a wider lens - I've looked at the Canon 17-40 EF f/4L USM but it's not that much wider than what I already have.
    You can't go past the Canon EF 10-22mm lens - 10mm on a crop body like yours works very well!

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    If you are only using it for macro then the older EF 100/2.8 might be more practical too. IS isn't very effective at macro focusing distances in my experience, and I am very happy with the quality of the non L 100mm macro..

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    Thanks for the replies.

    My current interests are landscape, birds and planes. And I think the macro shots some people come up with are nothing short of amazing. I'd like to learn how to do that and will have plenty of time when I retire in a couple of years. I'm trying to get my gear set up now while I'm still working.

    Once retired we will spend a lot of time in outback areas and the deserts living in our caravan.

    I'll do a bit of research on the lens' suggested and let you know how I go.

    regards

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    Wont comment on the macro gear cause its not my thing.

    For the wide though, considering you want to go FF down the road, there is the 16-35L, or if you want to go super wide the Sigma 12-24.
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    I think the sigma 10-20 is a great lens, that is if you don't have just a full frame camera.

    In terms of macro there are good third party lenses as well as the canon 100

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