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R5 with RF and EF 100mm Macro - First Shots

I bought the RF 100mm L f/2.8 IS USM primarily for the IS combined with the IBIS in the R5 to help counteract my tremors. I have benign tremors, and at times, I shake pretty bad. Since I shoot most of my macro hand held, it's a struggle. Anyway, it's a nice lens but somehow harder to use than the EF 100mm L f/2.8 IS USM (I can't quite put my finger on it... yet), but that could partly be the R5. It's odd going to the MILC from my 5D mark IV DSLR.

 

My first impression is that the RF is a little soft. I had to up my sharpening a bit, but hopefully I will figure out the lens.

Funny thing, the first day that I used it, I had unlocked the SA ring and all of my shots were taken at -0.4 and that made all of my shots soft. I didn't notice the mistake until I started editing and noticed it in the EXIF data. The next day, I locked that sucker at 0 and things looked better, but as mentioned, just a little softer than the EF version. Since I was testing, I shot the same subject with both the RF and EF, except the wasps.

 

Black and Orange Mason Wasp - RF 100mm, 1/500th, ISO 1250, f/4.5.

Black and Orange Mason Wasp SH-1a.jpg

 

Black and Orange Mason Wasp - RF 100mm, 1/500th, ISO 1250, f/4.

Black and Orange Mason Wasp SH-2a.jpg

 

Not the best setting, but you take what you can get 🙂 Spider Wasp - RF 100mm, 1/640th, ISO 8000, f/16.

Spider Wasp SH-1a.jpg

 

Spider Wasp - RF 100mm, 1/500th, ISO 8000, f/16.

Spider Wasp SH-2a.jpg

 

Leafy Elephants Foot - RF 100mm, 1/250th, ISO 4000, f/16.

Leafy Elephants Foot SH-0001a.jpg

 

Leafy Elephants Foot - EF 100mm, 1/640th, ISO 8000, f/16.

Leafy Elephants Foot SH EF100-0001a.jpg

 

Murdannia nudiflorar - RF 100mm, 1/500th, ISO 1250, f/7.1.

Murdannia nudiflorar-1a.JPG

 

Murdannia nudiflorar - RF 100mm, 1/500th, ISO 4000, f/16.

Murdannia nudiflora-2a.JPG

 

Mexican Clover - RF 100mm, 1/400th, ISO 4000, f/16.

Mexican-clover SH-1a.jpg

 

Old Man Hand - RF 100mm, 1/2000th, ISO 8000, f/16.

Ring-Finger Macro SH-1a.jpg

 

Cicada - EF 100mm, 1/320th, ISO 1600, f/10.

Cicada-1b-SH.jpg

 

Newton

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Tintype_18
Whiz

Excellent photos. Gives me some ideas. I appreciate folks giving the specifics and settings. Never seen that wasp. Will research it.

Thank you for the comps!

There are many species of Spider Wasp (Auplopus), the one I shot is Auplopus mellipes. The mason wasp is a harder call as there  are so many species, most have no "common name". I'm pretty sure this one is Pachodynerus erynnis, but it may have different names in various parts of the country, like Red and Black or Red-spotted Mason Wasp. In Florida it's Orange and Black, LOL

Orange is a popular color in Tennessee. Just watch a UT football game.

Interesting facts on thw wasps.

Popo_Lino
Contributor

omg, that macro, those details! amazing photo)


@Popo_Lino wrote:

omg, that macro, those details! amazing photo)


Thank you so much. I love macro, but don't seem to make as much time for it as I would like to. Most of my time is spent with a long lens getting bird shots.

Very beautiful photos.

Thank you very much, Notend!

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