Canon EOS 300D Zoom lens with Macro facility?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by neil leslie, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. neil leslie

    neil leslie Guest

    I've just got my 300D and I'm looking into getting a zoom lens with a
    macro facilty for it. I believe Canon only do fixed focal length macro
    lenses for the 300D; so I'm looking for suggestions from the ranges
    provided by Tamron, Vivitar etc. Pointers as to build quality, image
    quality and value for money most welcome.

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    neil leslie, Oct 25, 2004
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  2. neil leslie

    PhotoMan Guest

    If you want true macro, you'll have to go with one of many fixed focal
    length units available. Almost all zooms that claim to be macro capable are
    merely close focusing lenses, and don't remotely approach macro range. By
    definition, 'macro' begins at life-size (1X) magnification. Less than
    life-size is a reduction in magnification. (.9X and smaller)
     
    PhotoMan, Oct 25, 2004
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    GT40 Guest

    Canon has 2 options that might help you, close-up filters and
    extenstion tubes.
     
    GT40, Oct 25, 2004
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  4. neil leslie

    neil leslie Guest

    I can live with less than 1:1 so a close focusing lens would be fine.
     
    neil leslie, Oct 25, 2004
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    deryck lant Guest

    The message <cliupr$oq0$1$>
    The EF-S 18-55mm kit lens will focus close enough to cover an area of
    2.5x1.7 inchs. The performance of this lens is better than than many
    realize:

    http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/reviews/20D/index.htm

    Cheap build quality
    Good image quality when stopped down
    Value tremendous
     
    deryck lant, Oct 25, 2004
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