Will this work for a Macro?

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  1. sj022698

    sj022698 TPF Noob!

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    I'm needing a Macro lens to take close up pictures of inside my fish tank. I have a Canon EOS Rebel.

    The 2 Lenses I have are the standard 18-55 and I have
    Canon 55-200 mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM EF Lens

    When I try using the 55-200, I can't get it to even come close to focusing.
    If I use the 18-55 I can't get it zoomed in close enough. Am I simply getting too close or do I not have the setting set right?

    Would love some input. I don't have the cash right now to spend the money on a new lens.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am afraid you are not going to be happy with the performance of either of those lenses for macro.
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    there is a minimum focusing distance...and you aren't getting "close enough" because the 55mm focal length is not long enough/the focusing is not close enough.

    the 18-55 will be the better choice, but neither are macro.
     
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    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

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    You can always try reversing one of the lenses. Test and see if it gives acceptable results.
     
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