Found the site while looking for a place to find out more info on macro shots and started posting before finding this thread, but... here I am. Hi all! I am new to photography in general and am using a Canon XSi with the 18-55 Kit lens, a Canon EF-S 55-250, and looking to pick up a good (yet inexpensive) macro lens - any advice on a sub $500 lens would be appreciated. I'll mostly be doing pictures of pugs and bugs but you never know! Nice to meet y'all!