What macro lense for Canon SLR

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  1. Ghoste

    Ghoste TPF Noob!

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    I'd really love to get a macro lense for my camera and wondering what I should get. I'd like to stay with Canon glass, and I'm wondering if anyone can recomend a lense. And what would be a good standard size lense for macro. Thanks.
     
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    The 100mm Macro is supposed to be pretty good, and it's also a good focal length for portraits.

    I haven't heard a lot about the 50mm macro or the 180mm macro.

    IF you want to get really close, there is the MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro, which can give up to 5x magnification.

    http://www.usa.canon.com/html/eflenses/lineup/macro/index.html

    Another option would be to get extension tubes which essentially allows any lens to focus closer to the subject, therefore giving you more magnification.
     

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