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    Default Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    Interested to try shooting marco. Can recommend a marco lens for newbie. I'm currently using canon 400D. Can consider Canon or any 3rd party brand. As I'm new to marco prefer something around $500 or cheaper to play around first. TK.

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    Default Re: Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    2nd hand Tamron 90mm f/2.8 or close-up filters for your existing lenses or extension tube.
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    Default Re: Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by anttz View Post
    Interested to try shooting marco. Can recommend a marco lens for newbie. I'm currently using canon 400D. Can consider Canon or any 3rd party brand. As I'm new to marco prefer something around $500 or cheaper to play around first. TK.
    Its macro, not marco. Marco is my friend's fish...

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    Default Re: Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    tokina macro 100mm or 105mm not too bad
    Tamron 90mm I feel is good
    best is Canon 100mm? but budget out for you.

    Get Tamron, Sigma or Tokina. Its the eye thats most important. The prices are pretty much about the same. Save a little like 60 bucks more for a brand new Tamron 90mm at 570 if you can. Otherwise, go for the tokina or sigma slightly cheaper. But as I say, pictures count more then lens =)

    Good luck Dude. I am still working on that picture counts part hahaha.

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    Default Re: Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    Tamron 90mm or Sigma 105mm. There are also some zoom lenses out there with Macro function that you can try.
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    Default Re: Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    agree with the above

    tamron, sigma or tokina will do
    2nd hand will fit your budget but a little more will get you brand spanking new

    or if you don't need to go 1:1
    then a sigma 70-300 macro is fine, maybe add a close-up filtre

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    Default Re: Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    used tamron 90mm f2.8 before... for macro, even candid & potrait. sharp use to be my walkabout lens too
    but AF abit slow & hunt sometime. still aceptable for me lah. value for money lens i guess.....

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm more into shooting food during my travel. Do you guys think a 50mm suffice?

    Arto, yup typo error (sneak into CS during office hour ).

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    Default Re: Recommend a Marco Lens for newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    agree with the above

    tamron, sigma or tokina will do
    2nd hand will fit your budget but a little more will get you brand spanking new

    or if you don't need to go 1:1
    then a sigma 70-300 macro is fine, maybe add a close-up filtre
    Just did a search and impressed with your test shot on tamron 90mm.

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