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post #9 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 12:37 AM
someoldguy
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The Canon 60mm macro is pretty well regarded , but I'd recommend a 100 mm or so . I use one on my 7D Mk2 . The big advantage is it gives you a longer focal length when the 1.6 crop factor is added in ( effectively a 160mm ) This means you can stand back a bit more from your subject in comparison the the 60mm . Plus , it makes a great portrait lens .Try to get a used one (try B&H , Adorama , or KEH) ,or a refurb off the Canon website . Just know that there are/were 3 different 100mm Canon macros . You DON'T want the one with the 52mm filter threads ; this is a lens that was discontinued years and years ago . The 100mm with the 58mm front threads is still in production and is rock solid . There's also a 100mm with image stabilization , supposed to be great , but it's pricy , even used . Sigma,Tamron , and Tokina all make 90-100mm macros in Canon mounting. Might be a lot cheaper than a Canon , but can't offer any advice as to their build quality .

Took these with my 7D2 and the Canon 100 macro ...





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