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Macro Lens

Hoff1900 7 1
4 Nov 2010 9:55PM
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!

Any ideas?

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cambirder 13 7.2k England
4 Nov 2010 10:01PM
Need more info.

1. What sort of subjects do you plan to use it for?

2. What is your budget?
Hoff1900 7 1
4 Nov 2010 10:07PM
Insects, Flowers, maybe abstract. Budget 300 - 350.
LesleyJ 10 222 England
4 Nov 2010 10:47PM
I use Canon 100mm 2.8 and love it
cambirder 13 7.2k England
4 Nov 2010 10:59PM
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.
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 2:56AM
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.

MikeH 12 217 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 7:04AM
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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