Think I found it! Love at first sight?
Ok. After looking around some more I think I might have fallen in love with this one particular lens.. the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens. From the photos I have seen taken with it, it just seems to catch all the colors so vividly and take such sparkling, sharp photos. Am I imagining it, or do so many photos taken with this lens blow other photos away?
They are so lively and atmospheric, and the colors and contrast so brilliant. This appears to be exactly the kind of lens I want and need, by the photos I have seen so far. A lens that takes detailed close ups with that kind of contrast and color, but can also take great portraits and distance shots...
(I got a camera Mainly to photograph art dolls, so this seems like the ideal lens mixing portraits with macro.)
Are there any other lenses which can compare to this one? This is kind of expensive everywhere so far. =( It's really tempting me though.. Yeah, I guess I am getting carried away! But oh well, I can use it as an excuse to take up a new hobby..
Could I get by with using this as my only lens for a while though, do you think? Or is it too limited to use in that way?
I don't know if I'm imagining the picture quality of this lens.. there may be other less expensive lenses that rival it that I just have not yet come across or something better I could get, but I've really taken a fancy to it. I just adore the way it brings out color and contrast.. B&Ws look great.. Almost every photo I have seen taken with it has this special magical, sparkling, illuminating quality where photos taken by other lenses like the 18-55mm kit lens seem so drab and mundane in comparison. Even the Sigma 105mm equivalent macro, though able to get the same detail, didn't seem to catch light and color at all like this lens.. Know what I mean, at all?
(That's a great site)
So, tell me, am I imagining things or should I just give in and buy this lens?
(Even though it will probably cost me waaay more than I was planning to spend)
The only bad thing about it is it doesn't have any way to zoom. But though that's something I wanted in a lens, its not anything I need right away.
I'd rather have sparkling photos than a zoom lens that puts out dull ones..
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