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    macro lens

    by kirby_lambourn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:08 pm

    I have decided that my next lens purchase will be a macro lens. I was hoping for some suggestions and advice on canon macro lenses. I have a canon 600d and am only a beginner at the world of photography so I don't want to go overboard with my budget. Please let me know.

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    Re: macro lens

    by Dug » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:09 pm

    Tamron 90mm f2.8


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    Re: macro lens

    by LOZ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:25 pm

    What ever you do don't spend too much on a lens you will not use in 2 months time
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    Re: macro lens

    by Big Pix » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:21 pm

    ...... Tamron 2.8 90mm macro
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    Re: macro lens

    by sprint06 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:32 pm

    And again for the Tamron
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    Re: macro lens

    by W G » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:27 pm

    My suggestion would be the Canon 60mm Macro .... or the previous model of the Canon 100mm Macro if you want space between the camera and subject.
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    Re: macro lens

    by Wasasaw » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:57 pm

    Yet another gee for the Tamron 90

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    Re: macro lens

    by Eden » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:31 am

    Hi Kirby

    I picked up an canon EF 100mm macro, non USM (earliest version) on ebay for $220(postage inclusive) and love it

    with the crop factor of the 550d it equates to approx 160mm macro

    a 22mm - 23mm object will fill the frame

    At that price I didnt have to sell a kidney and can have a lot of fun

    ( I love the lens )

    I am a "born again" photo taker and have very little knowledge and experience so others will no doubt give you better info

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    Re: macro lens

    by heartyfisher » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:17 pm

    My vote is for the Tamron 60 F2.0 it has the longest working didtance of all the 60mm macros, the same working didtance as the tamron 90 and doesnt extend when focusing close. It also has a larger aperture F2.0 for when you want to use it as a portrait lense.
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