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anyone shooting on a 180-200mm macro lens?

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I use and would recommend a 100mm f2.8 macro lens on my old DSLR. I see that Canon has a 180MM lenses out there with a slightly higher Fstop.  Anyone have experience with these? I think it would allow for better close up shots of acros, but concerned that the aperture would not do well in low light. 

I currently shoot with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004XOM3/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thinking about trying this one: https://www.amazon.com/Canon-180mm-AutoFocus-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B00009XVBU/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1534528667&sr=1-20&keywords=canon+macro+lens

 

I recently saw a post on instagram from someone who was using a 200mm f4.x nikon lens, who had some amazing photos and it got me thinking.

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I use and would recommend a 100mm f2.8 macro lens on my old DSLR. I see that Canon has a 180MM lenses out there with a slightly higher Fstop.  Anyone have experience with these? I think it would allow for better close up shots of acros, but concerned that the aperture would not do well in low light. 
I currently shoot with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004XOM3/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thinking about trying this one: https://www.amazon.com/Canon-180mm-AutoFocus-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B00009XVBU/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1534528667&sr=1-20&keywords=canon+macro+lens
 
I recently saw a post on instagram from someone who was using a 200mm f4.x nikon lens, who had some amazing photos and it got me thinking.
I'm no photographer in any sense but I use 2 different lenses for my closer shots of my corals.

-Tamron 90mm macro lens
-55-200mm telephoto lens with macro extension tubes
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AEEDRFM/ref=sxts_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534530863&sr=1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65

I actually prefer the telephoto with macro extension tubes. There are some cons to the setup but I feel I get better flexibility with shots using that setup than a set 90mm macro. I can leave that setup on my camera a take a variety of different positional shots in my tank. With the 90mm macro, its slightly more limited in its range.

Tamron 90mm macro

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55mm-200mm telephoto with macro extension tubes
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For actinic shots, I use the Orange filter from this set.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MNA13OM?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

My shots got a lot better when I started shooting in RAW and then using Adobe Lightroom to dial in color temperature. It was a pretty significant difference in quality in my opinion.

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nice, beautiful shots, ill try a macro extension tube, its certainly cheaper. What is the aperture on your telephoto lens? f4? 

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nice, beautiful shots, ill try a macro extension tube, its certainly cheaper. What is the aperture on your telephoto lens? f4? 
Full aperture, controlled by my camera. I usually shoot in F8.

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