Suggestions for Macro Lens for Canon Digital Rebel XT

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Scott Townsend, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. I'm looking to take pictures of things really close up. I remember reading
    in some article about the Maximum Magnification, though cant seem to find
    it. Something about looking for a macro that has a 1:1 or better.

    Any Recommendations would be great...

    Scott Townsend, Sep 21, 2005
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    Pete D Guest


    First stop should be the Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro, this is an outstanding
    Pete D, Sep 21, 2005
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    jasonb Guest

    I recently purchased the Canon EF-s 60mm Macro lens based on
    recommendations both here and on

    I've not been using a DSLR for that long, but had an interest in Macro
    photography. The EF-S 60mm Macro offers, I feel, very good performance
    given the cost, I paid around £260 for it from a local retailer in the UK.

    If you need a longer reach though, then the Canon EF 100mm Macro lens or
    the Tamron 90mm Macro lens are both said to be very good also.
    jasonb, Sep 21, 2005
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    paul.busse Guest

    I recently borrowed a 60mm Canon EF-S to shoot some bumblebees on my
    sedum. Would have liked a bit more reach!

    Paul B.
    paul.busse, Sep 21, 2005
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    Deedee Tee Guest

    The Sigma Apo Macro 150mm and 180mm are fine lnses (but the 180 is
    quite heavy). They should be available also for Canon. The 50-60mm
    macros are good for repro and close-up work, but their working
    distance is too low in the true macro range. I found that I need both
    a 60mm and a 180mm.
    Deedee Tee, Sep 21, 2005
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