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Macro lens for Canon DSLR?

This is a discussion on Macro lens for Canon DSLR? within the Technical Photography Discussion forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi, Looking at the beautiful macro photos posted in the forum , I'm planning to ...

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    Default Macro lens for Canon DSLR?

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    Looking at the beautiful macro photos posted in the forum, I'm planning to add a Canon Macro lens (EF lens only) to my lens kit. I've a Rebel xTSi and would like to change my camera in the medium term (maybe another 2 yrs). Any suggestions on a macro EF lens that can be used with it. Looking for an EF lens (not EF-S) since I'm not sure how long the EF-S compatible cameras will be released by Canon.

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    Sorry I can't help, but I hope someone else will!

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    I have the 60mm f/2.8 lens on the same camera, but it's EF-S. I love it. I have heard good things about the 100mm f/2.8 that I believe is or comes in EF. Those are more reasonably priced lenses. If you have a higher budget, I am currently reading a macro photography book and there are some awesome photographs using the 180mm f3.5L. It is EF, but costs 2-3 times the amount for the 100mm.

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    I have the 100mm 2.8 and the 180 3.5L. Both are great. You must use a tripod with the 180. It is very heavy. The 100mm is very manageable. Remember that the 100mm will convert to about 140mm lense when put on a DSLR, so it will serve as a great portrait lens too.

    There's a new Tamron 60mm that there is some very good buzz about.

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    I owned the 100 mm macro for the Canon and wound up selling it. I now have a Macro Zoom and prefer that. Problem with a straight macro is that you physically have to move to change the framing on an orchid and sometimes that can be difficult. With the macro zoom I can vary the framing without moving. I have the 28-135 and it's just about perfect for all sizes of orchid flowers. Most often you don't need the 'Macro' function. True the straight macro lenses are of higher quality but for the most part you won't see that difference unless you are blowing up the print to a large printout.
    As far as EF-S it's been around for years now and as long as Canon makes APC sized CMOS chips to capture the image it will be here. Now if you go to full frame you will want the EF lenses only

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    I have the 60mm f/2.8 EF-Son the EOS 550D and it is great. I was originally investigating a 100mm lens, but I don't need it. The 60mm lens is lighter and will works well for all orchid flowers I have. The smallest flower I shot was Saccolabium odoratissimum and is about 3-5mm's large

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    Satish, you can try first to use Raynox DCR-150 Makro or DCR-250. The price, in Germany, just 50 Euro and you can take quite good pictures.

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