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I'm looking at purchasing a macro lens for my Canon EOD 500D, but with so many options I'm not sure which is my best option!
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1. What sort of subjects do you plan to use it for?
2. What is your budget?
Insects, Flowers, maybe abstract. Budget £300 - £350.
I use Canon 100mm 2.8 and love it
for an all rounder you should be looking at lenses around the 100mm range. Tamron 90mm, Tokina 100mm, Sigma 105mm or Canon 100mm would all fit the bill although you may have to increase your budget i wee bit.
All are capable of delivering stunning results as there really aren't any poor macro lenses around at this price point.
I use the Tamron 90 and am very happy with the performance....i wouldn't pay the price for the Canon macro as i doubt you'll notice any image improvement, i have heard the Canon lenses give a slightly warmer image from the camera though, but you can go anywhere you like in the colour cast once you get into your imaging software.
I have the Tamron 90mm Di macro, sharp as a knife,great for 1:1 images and a very versatile portrait lens to boot.
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