|12-11-2013 04:23 AM|
Both the canon 50mm and 60mm macro's are cheaper on amazon by $50 bucks or so.
If you already own a fast prime you could spend $100 on canons 250D or 500D close up lens. It screws on your current lens like a filter would. If you want to go really cheap just turn your 50mm prime backwards and hold it over the sensor in place with your hand :p
|12-11-2013 03:30 AM|
|randerson||If you want to go cheap and already have a good lens, get extension tubes. I have a great L lens and didn't want to jump for a specialized macro lens, been very happy using extension tubes.|
|09-03-2013 05:51 AM|
The Tamron 100mm macro is less expensive, and less light aberration than the canon.
i compared both and ended up witht he tamron.
|09-02-2013 03:42 PM|
Don't be afraid to buy used. You can go with someone on ebay who has very good feedback or from a regular poster at POTN (Canon Photograpy Forum) if you want to stay within $300. The 60mm is in that range and is a true macro lens.
|09-02-2013 01:56 PM|
Still, it might be fun to play around with while I look for a deal on a used nice lens. It seems the lenses everyone recommends are more in my budget when they are used.
|09-02-2013 04:52 AM|
|houseofcards||The filter could be a good alternative if the budget is very thin, but I think you'll be disappointed if you think your going to get the same magnification and the same sharpness as you would from a macro lens. Once you start to get really close the quality suffer greatly.|
|09-02-2013 01:08 AM|
|08-31-2013 07:58 PM|
I just use my macro filters on my 18-55 mm. It works perfectly fine and is only like 10 bucks. Here's a picture I took with it of my wild Ludwigia:
|08-31-2013 06:51 PM|
|MarkM||I have used the 60mm for years. Found a 100 2.8L used at a bargain a while ago. The 60 is less than half the price new and is almost as nice as the 2.8L.|
|08-31-2013 05:53 PM|
The Canon 50mm macro lens is right around your budget at $269. You can get it from B&H with free shipping and no tax.
I'd save up for the Canon EF-S 60mm F/2.8 or Canon EF 100mm F/2.8.
The 60mm recommend by houseofcards is a very sharp and fast lens.
|08-31-2013 02:51 PM|
|houseofcards||I use the Canon 60mm macro on my 60d and I honestly think it's one of the best values out there. It comes in around $400 new, probably buy a used one within your budget, but this lens is super sharp, small (good carry around) and is also a great portrait lens.|
|08-31-2013 02:25 PM|
Looking For Macro Lens Recommendations
My wife just purchased a Canon 60D last year and it's great for taking full tank shots, but I'd love to get a macro lens to help me take better shots of individual plants close up. I'm hoping not to spend more than $300 for the lens. Any good recommendations?