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Post Options Post Options   Quote wesleysa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2019 at 21:58
One question for 80-200 owners (black version and/or white version) - Does it creep at all? If I held the camera face down while walking or if it was momentarily slung onto my hip via a shoulder strap.

Weird specific question I know, but I like to go out without a bag at times and the lens would be 'exposed' as it were.

Apologies if this is easily available info elsewhere, I'd rather an owners experience in any case.

Edited by wesleysa - 27 March 2019 at 22:04
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2019 at 22:22
It's an internal zoom design, it doesn't extend.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wesleysa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2019 at 22:50
Ah! Duh!

Showing my zoom experience there. My 28-75 creeps from 28mm through to around 40mm then stops. Minor irritation but irritation nonetheless.

Thanks Rob.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2019 at 01:45
A wide rubber band placed just right will stop most zoom creeping.
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Originally posted by wesleysa wesleysa wrote:

Thanks for all the helpful replies!

The 100mm macro:
Yes all all fair points, I'm actually not sure what I want to do with it. I'd like to be tighter on plants, but find using the 50 difficult to get into angles I want and almost always with too much background. Tough with smaller species.


You could try extension tubes to increase magnification with your 50mm, or the 100mm if you get one.

The main differences between the two is not magnification (both are 1:1) but focus distance (more stand-off with the 100mm), slimmer DOF (100mm) and perspective (the 100mm has tele foreshortening). From your description I suspect that these latter effects may be what you seek.

The 100mm macro is a great lens, I have the Minolta D version and it is my favourite lens. It is far more than just a macro, I love it for portraits, landscapes and detailed architectural shots. Along with the 200mm it could solve the enigma of the too short / too long 135mm. I know exactly what you mean and avoided 135mm for years because I felt the same - then I tried again and now I enjoy my 135mm on digital.

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