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Macro Lenses

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by lanne, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. lanne

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    I've been looking to buy a Canon macro lens recently. I was looking at the EF 100mm f/2.8 USM as well as the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM.

    They are both pretty close in price. Any suggestions? This will be my first lens purchase, other than my kit lens.

    Thanks!

    Edit: I've also been looking at standard zoom lenses. I'm looking for something in the ~24-100mm range, give or take a dozen or two mms. There are quite a few cheaper ones available (around $300), but which ones are recommended?

    Sorry for being so unknowledgeable hehe... but I guess that's why I'm here.
     
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  2. RoryTate

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    Go for the 100, the extra working distance will come in handy - you can bring the item into focus further away from the front element of the lens and still get 1:1 magnification. USM doesn't hurt either.
     

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