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    Default Macro Lens for closeup

    I am a newbie and interested to take closeup photos of insects, flowers, objects etc..any recommendations, for a start, on what macro lens to buy e.g. brand, cost etc..i am using a canon 600D. Thanks

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    Nikon D7000.18-55mm.55-200mm VR.50mm f/1.8 D

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    Welcome to ClubSNAP.

    You can try Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM.
    Canon 5D II, 20-35 f/2.8L, 28-80 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L IS, 100-300 f/5.6L, 100 f/2.8 Macro

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    Read the stickies in the macro section. Do a search for "recommend macro lens". About 500 threads so far.
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    many have bought the tamron 90mm as a starting lens, cos good and cheap. Some are still using it, some will change and sell it off due to the extension during the focusing.
    So it depends if u wanna jump straight into a good investment or jus wanna try try only. (not saying tamron is not a good lens).
    Also what is ur budget? there are macro lens costing from $3++ - $2+++

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    Play play get the Raynox 250 can already 2.5 magnification at $130, add on to your kit lens.
    Test on pns cam not too shabby (just mind the shabby compression while jpg uploaded)

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    Include budget for tripod too.

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    Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro.

    Get yourself an external flash with diffuser as well.

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    welcome, some gears to think about is a macro lens, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM, some suggested Raynox 250, some suggested Extension Tube. You may wish to look into getting a ring flash.

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    tamron 90mm and external flash DIY diffuser... can already

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    Not necessary to have tripod. If you are just trying out, 50mm f/1.8, with Raynox. Have fun in macro!!
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