Recommendation for a Macro Lens for Canon Rebel XT

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  1. rip555

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    Hi,

    I need a macro lens for a Canon Rebel XT. What I will be using it for is taking some close-up product pictures. I would like a fixed length lens. What would be some good recommendations for a decent lens at an economical price?

    I heard that Sigma makes a pretty decent lens. How much of a difference is there b/n 50 mm, 70mm, 105mm? I sell fishing rods and would like to show very good detail. Typically, I would be shooting b/n 6-18 inches away.

    I found some answers at: http://thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120123

    If anybody has any more insight, that would be great.

    Thanks,

    Robert
     
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    What is your budget and what does economical mean to you?
     
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    If your shooting product the EFS 60 nacro may be a good choice. I have heard the Tamron & Sigma macro specific lenses are tack sharp as well.
     
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    I love my Canon 60mm Macro. I always get great results with it.
     
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    I wouldn't like to spend past $300. The more I think about it, the more I think I want a 70 mm or 100mm prime. I think it will prove more versatile.

    Am I in La la land for this pricepoint?
     
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    I've also heard great things about the EF-S 60mm macro.
     
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