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    Default how to make my lens able to shoot macro???

    hi i own Canon 450D
    and
    Canon 18-55mm IS
    Canon 50mm f1.8 MKII

    and i'm very newbie in DSLR world

    now i want to take few macros, like thos bugs and flower photos,
    what do i need ?
    do i need to buy dedicated macro lens ?
    or an extension tubes or reverse lens or etc ( sorry i really confused)
    and what brand is recommended for my camera and lens ?
    thank you very much.

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    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
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    Default Re: how to make my lens able to shoot macro???

    Hi 10-Dee-Q

    Here is a CS macro FAQ thread that you might find useful for reference

    Cheers
    Ryan

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    but i still don't know which one to get ?
    cause some of the converter is not compatible with EF-S right ?
    correct me if i'm wrong

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    i would strongly recommend a dedicated macro lens

    i started with 1, because i didnt noe much abt extension tubes, filters, etc and never regreted it. its the tamron 90 macro, cos i did have a budget

    of course, it will cost significantly more. but it will also produce much sharper pictures than filters and add-ons and it also works as well as, if not better than a normal prime lens. great focal length for portraits too

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    shoot macro? it's as easy as gettin a macro lens of course. Why bother with extension tubes converters etc. Want quality? go for quality lens of course

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    can somebody advice me on cheapest macro lens for canon ?
    i just started the hobby and afraid i dun like macro later on, so i want to experience first :P
    thank you.

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    I dont use canon so cant advice much. =D

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    For Canon lens pricing, can use this link as a reference:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...131801&page=36

    Note that actual pricing may vary from that, so call the shops before buying.

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    Default Re: how to make my lens able to shoot macro???

    I think the EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro is the cheapest macro lens from Canon. It has a AFD motor though not USM so focussing will be quite audible and slower than USM. The tamron 90mm f/2.8 is another good macro lens with very good ratings about its image quality. Sad thing though, it's AF is noisy and not that fast. The barrel also extends by quite a bit when you are at the furthest focussing distance which makes it look like telephoto zoom

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