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05/15/2010 01:53:14 PM · #1
I'd like to have a decent macro lens for my 40D, but I'm reluctant to spend nearly $600 for something that I have no experience with. (In other words I'm not sure that I have $600 worth of skill at this point.)

So at this point I would settle for a decent lens at a reasonable price, as opposed to a great lens at a premium price.
05/15/2010 01:59:22 PM · #2
The EFS 60mm is tack sharp and not too badly priced. Click here for the DPReview.com review
05/15/2010 02:06:51 PM · #3
Buy a used 100 mm macro; very nice lenses. They are around $400 used.

The inexpensive option is to buy close up lens that screw on like a filter. They are in the $20-30 range. I have a set that my wife used for a while and the results were actually pretty good.
05/15/2010 03:13:20 PM · #4
Originally posted by rocket:

The EFS 60mm is tack sharp and not too badly priced. Click here for the DPReview.com review


Second that. Wonderful lens. Much lighter and more compact than the 100mmm, excellent walkaround macro. You can't go wrong with it.

R.

ETA:

B&H have it for $422.00 with $30.00 instant savings, bringing it to $392.00. An attractive price. Canon 60mm f/2.8 EF-S Macro Lens

Message edited by author 2010-05-15 15:17:20.
05/15/2010 03:44:21 PM · #5
I'll keep both the 60 and 100 in mind for the future. I'm not ready to add a true macro lens yet, but I suspect if I had one I would probably shoot more of that sort of thing. I just ordered the Canon 55-250 IS. For $200 I don't think I can go wrong with it. Hoping to have it in time for an airshow next weekend.

Message edited by author 2010-05-15 15:45:15.
05/15/2010 04:19:28 PM · #6
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I'll keep both the 60 and 100 in mind for the future. I'm not ready to add a true macro lens yet, but I suspect if I had one I would probably shoot more of that sort of thing. I just ordered the Canon 55-250 IS. For $200 I don't think I can go wrong with it. Hoping to have it in time for an airshow next weekend.


You definitely can't go wrong with that. I think its an amazing lens considering how cheap it is. Although, I got it for 150$ ;-)
05/15/2010 05:34:05 PM · #7
You can always get a nicely broken Sigma 24-70 f/3.5-5.6 and rework it a bit...

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Bad part- No AF / Bad edge focus / razor thin DOF / no aperture control / ....

Good bit- Really does work, gives ~ 5x mag (size on sensor), looks damn cool.. :)
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