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Looking For Macro Lens Recommendations

Discussion in 'Off Topic and Chat' started by AaronT, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. AaronT

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    My wife just purchased a Canon 60D last year and it's great for taking full tank shots, but I'd love to get a macro lens to help me take better shots of individual plants close up. I'm hoping not to spend more than $300 for the lens. Any good recommendations?
     
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    I've always had good luck following the advice of Ken Rockwell. www.kenrockwell.com. Lenses aren't cheap. you probably want one in the 100mm range www.adorama.com has great deals sometimes if your looking for new or refurbished. You'll probably have to go used though if you are looking in the 300 dollar range, I buy used equipment sometimes from reputable sources, no problems.
     
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    Depends if you want to take pics from a distance or closer up.
    Lens can help, but bellows and extension tubes can do a lot.
    High light and higher f stops are critical the smaller you go. Ring lights or other options work well.

    But for small stuff, say a shrimp etc, then most Canon lens are going to do okay. You do not need an L series lens, EF's etc.
    You might find a deal on a 60mm macro.
     
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    Depends if you want to take pics from a distance or closer up.
    Lens can help, but bellows and extension tubes can do a lot.
    High light and higher f stops are critical the smaller you go. Ring lights or other options work well.

    But for small stuff, say a shrimp etc, then most Canon lens are going to do okay. You do not need an L series lens, EF's etc.
    You might find a deal on a 60mm macro.
     
  5. AaronT

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    Definitely looking to take pics closer up. I have the EF-S 18-55mm lens already.
     
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    B&H PhotoVideo has some excellent customer service and prices: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
    I chose them when I bought my Nikon D800E and 24-70mm 2.8 lens. Amazon.com repackages returned components and sells them as new. You don't have to worry about that with B&H.
     

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