Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Lumenshroom, Sep 11, 2008.
Title. Preferably under the price of the camera itself (lol.)
Haha. Check my recent threads asking about the same thing.
So far the Sigma 17-70 seems quite popular. Im trying not to go over around 300 though.
The Sigma 17-70 is not a true macro lens, it just has close focus abilities. I'd look into one of Sigma's macro lenses. depending on what you shoot, 50mm or the 105mm. I use the Canon 100mm myself.
The tamron 90mm :
I do not have any Macro lens myself. But I came across with people talked about the Sigma Telephoto 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens is pretty good. And the price is around $350 new. And of course, the Canon 100mm also got great reviews as well but cost a little over 500 bucks.
Reviews for the Sigma:
The Sigma 17-70mm isn't a true macro lens, but it is indeed a very good lens. And it does a great job on macros. That is what I shoot with.
If you already have some good lenses, you might consider using extension tubes to convert them to macro lenses.
(The link is for a set. They also sell them singly, for around $80 each.)
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