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10/15/2014 12:39:20 AM · #1
Im going to buy a macro for cannon what should i get. 8)

Thanks for your time!
10/15/2014 12:50:32 AM · #2
you need to tell us stuff. like budget, and your preference of use. Also probably a subject for software/hardware

Since your question didn't give a lot to work with, here's my short answer:

100mm L 2.8

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10/15/2014 12:57:15 AM · #3
budget is cheap as possible, and I just wanted to know what
is the best macro lenses out there that are affordable.
10/15/2014 02:56:15 AM · #4
Seeing you have the small Canon SL1 I would suggest keeping the lens little also as primes do not have IS and that would keep it more balanced on the smaller camera.

The Canon 60mm macro is an amazing lens and perfect for that camera.
Would also be useful for portrait work also.
10/15/2014 05:32:19 AM · #5
Canon 60mm macro really good in quality and also reasonable in price.
10/15/2014 09:54:10 AM · #6
I'm in love with the 100mm 2.8 (I have the old, non IS version.) I have a number of really good lenses, but I still think my 100mm macro is the best of the best. Clear, sharp, gorgeous quality. Many times I use it for portraits and anything I can, simply because it's the best. (with my crop sensor, I can't really use it indoors for portraits).
10/15/2014 10:18:21 AM · #7
If price is #1, here's an option: An EF-M42 adapter, and some M42 (pentax screwmount) lenses, with a set of M42 extension tubes.

Quick perusal of ebay found these approx. prices:
adapter: $12
tubes: $8
55mm f/2 super-takumar: $30

It'll let you focus close, but it won't be as quick as easy as the Canon macro lens because you'll have to select the right length tube and screw it on.
Also, it will be completely manual shooting, no AF and no P mode, and you select the aperture on the lens.

My favorite is the 55mm f/2.0 super-takumar, it's got an old fashioned look to it and I almost always shoot it wide open. The 55mm f/1.8 SMC takumar has a little bit less character but it's sharp.

For macro you might want something longer but fairly fast, like a 135mm f/2.5 but it's a bit pricey. The 135mm f/3.5 is cheap, and I have one, but it's tough getting high enough shutter speeds with the extension tubes and close up.

If I remember correctly, you won't quite be able to focus to infinity with m42 mount lenses on Canon EF mount. Not an issue for macro or portraits which are what these are best for.

This method is probably the cheapest but it's not as user-friendly as the autofocus Canon macro lenses, which are excellent but expensive.
10/15/2014 05:02:36 PM · #8
Thanks for the response this will help out a lot.
10/15/2014 05:10:06 PM · #9
I agree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy on the 100mm 2.8. Although I don't use mine much it's a great piece of glass. You'll have a hard time finding anything better.
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