Marsh Orchid.

23rd May 2012: This post is for Randy Robert’s benefit, and anyone else interested in the difference in image quality between my Sigma 150 – 500mm and EFS 60mm macro.

This spotted orchid image was taken with my Canon EFS 60mm Macro.

This spotted orchid image was taken with my Sigma 150 – 500mm lens.

25 Comments on “Marsh Orchid.

  1. Well, I definitly liked the 60 mm better, but I’m not sure it is the lens… Great orchids (especially the first).

    • Thanks. Why do you not think the better image is not due to macro lens, Bente? The colour is more accurate and the Sigma produces softer images. I took a few images of damsel flies and ragged robin with both lenses last night. I will post these for comparison. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the comparison shots. Love the orchid. I’m wondering which colour & light is more accurate too.
    On my computer monitor, I like the Sigma 150-500mm better. I prefer the softer, darker light.

  3. Beautiful pictures, but what impresses me the most, is the first orchid photo, as the colour stands out more than the second one. I have been learning about colours, before taking pictures in photography. So Well done.

    • Thank you, Maralee. I appreciate your comments. I appreciate everyone’s comments! 🙂

  4. Thanks for posting these. The sigma images turned out softer in this set. I think the 500mm length will help me get tighter shots of the critters I shoot.

    • I’m not sure the extra 100 mm focal length will make a lot of difference. Have you tried a X1.4 lens extender?

      • I have both the X1.4 and X2 extenders, but with the 100x400mm lens the extenders negate the auto-focus and my eyes ain’t what they used to be so the autofucus on long shots is a must.

  5. I thought I liked the Sigma photo more at first, but then realised the colour representation from the Canon was far better.
    I’ve now got a Canon EFS 100mm macro lens, but am really struggling to get a decent macro phot with it. I can’t seem to get the depth of field right.

    • I didn’t get on with the EFS 100 either. Thankfully, I don’t have any problems with the EFS 60 mm macro lens.

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