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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 04:01 PM
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Familiar w/ cameras and Macro lenses .. Not Canon in part. except that over time they changed their lens mount.
I assume you want a dedicated lens and not front snap on adapters?

A recommended used source for stuff..

Don't ignore 3rd party Macros.

To really get close to your subject, invest in a macro lens or a set of diopters. A true macro lens, which enables you to get really, really close to your subjects, is an expensive proposition; expect to pay around $200 or more. But if you enjoy capturing the tiny details in life, it’s worth the investment. For a less expensive way to go, you can spend about $40 for a set of diopters, which are sort of like reading glasses that you screw onto your existing lens. The downfall of diopters, sadly, is that they typically produce images that are very soft around the edges — a problem that doesn’t occur with a good macro lens.
also remeber that w/ the APC sensor and multiplier of 1.62 for the Rebel a 60mm lens is an "Effective" 96mm due to crop factor..

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