Macro lens help needed

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  1. Abstract

    Abstract TPF Noob!

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    heya can anyone suggest a good macro lens for the Canon 350D please? thank you...
     
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    MichalS TPF Noob!

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    Well, I've worked with 10D and Tamron SP AF90mm f/2,8 Di Macro ... powerfull lens.
     
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    Ooh thats not as badly priced as I had expected. I'm very new to photography so don't know much about the lenses that I need but am told Macro is good for what I like shooting :D thanks again.
     
  4. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Some good info here:
    http://photonotes.org/articles/beginner-faq/lenses.html

    The section of interest is:
    "I want to take closeup photos. What do I need?"

    The FAQ mentions 6 options. I would recommend trying out the "cheaper" options before you spend some serious cash on a macro setup. Try a reversing filter ring or some extension tubes. Lighting will always been an issue. Once you've decided that what you are looking for in macro photography, then a ring light paired up with a dedicated macro lens should be your next step.

    Anyone know if there's a bellows for Canon EF mount?

    In the canon world, only one lens can give you greater than 1x magnification well.... the MP-E 65mm lens. Its very specialized.. expensive and has some real drawbacks that have to be delt with. On top of that, you'll really need a ring macro flash to take advantage of all it has to offer.
     
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    Thanks for that link I will have a good read up later :)
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    50mm f/1.8 (around $70) + extension tubes (around $90)
     

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