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    Hie,im a newbie here......
    I would like to ask that,i would like to invest into macro lens.....
    but i duno which should i invest,but of course $$ is one of the issue.....
    I browse a photoplus magazine today,there hv a good suggestions that for the canon ef 85mmL f.1.2 USM if not wrong....the price is about $2k+++ in Sing Dollar. But i would like to knw,its a really a good lens,should i save $ and go for it? And i hv another question too,the photo quality is it depends on the camera lens or the body itself?im sorry,im still a newbie for the DSLR user....

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    Default Re: Macro lens

    Macro lens are for close-up shots and very close focusing to capture small details. Do you need this lens?
    What are you going to use this for? Taking images of bugs? Small detailed product shots? Occasional portraits?

    For digital cameras, image quality comes from 70% lens, 30% body.
    For film cameas, image quality comes from 97% lens, 3% body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikonsx View Post
    Hie,im a newbie here......
    I would like to ask that,i would like to invest into macro lens.....
    but i duno which should i invest,but of course $$ is one of the issue.....
    I browse a photoplus magazine today,there hv a good suggestions that for the canon ef 85mmL f.1.2 USM if not wrong....the price is about $2k+++ in Sing Dollar. But i would like to knw,its a really a good lens,should i save $ and go for it? And i hv another question too,the photo quality is it depends on the camera lens or the body itself?im sorry,im still a newbie for the DSLR user....
    u askin abt macro lens or prime lens??

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    Go read up more first on what you really want...

    You're still VERY confused.
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    You are extremely confused. The Canon 85L lens is NOT a macro lens. The Canon 100f2.8 is a macro lens.

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    TS,

    As long as it a L lens, its a good lens. HAhahaha..
    Dont worry. Just buy and think of what you wanna shoot later.
    Many of us in the forum do that nowadays.

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    What kind of photos do you want to take with your camera?

    1. Portraits
    2. Small objects (i.e. Insects etc...)
    3. Landscape
    4. Event photos
    5. Products
    6. Birds / Planes
    7. Celestial objects

    Knowing your area of interest will help you get along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikonsx View Post
    Hie,im a newbie here......
    I would like to ask that,i would like to invest into macro lens.....
    but i duno which should i invest,but of course $$ is one of the issue.....
    I browse a photoplus magazine today,there hv a good suggestions that for the canon ef 85mmL f.1.2 USM if not wrong....the price is about $2k+++ in Sing Dollar. But i would like to knw,its a really a good lens,should i save $ and go for it? And i hv another question too,the photo quality is it depends on the camera lens or the body itself?im sorry,im still a newbie for the DSLR user....
    why you want a macro lens?

    85mm f/1.2 is not macro lens.

    if you do not know what you want to buy, and clearly, you are not sure what you are talking about other than a primal urge to buy something, my suggestion is to not buy. read up, until you know what you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    why you want a macro lens?

    85mm f/1.2 is not macro lens.

    if you do not know what you want to buy, and clearly, you are not sure what you are talking about other than a primal urge to buy something, my suggestion is to not buy. read up, until you know what you are talking about.
    Haha "primal urge"... Like the way you put it...

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    This is terrible advice unless it is meant to be sarcastic

    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    TS,

    As long as it a L lens, its a good lens. HAhahaha..
    Dont worry. Just buy and think of what you wanna shoot later.
    Many of us in the forum do that nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    TS,

    As long as it a L lens, its a good lens. HAhahaha..
    Dont worry. Just buy and think of what you wanna shoot later.
    Many of us in the forum do that nowadays.

    Regards
    You need to have loads of $$ to do this

    Better to read up on what you want and get it.

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    Exclamation Re: Macro lens

    ooops.....
    yes,im sorry for the confusing......
    Im still newbie....
    Well, i prefer to shoot portrait....
    like people's face,and some product little details.....and so on...
    a very very close up images.......
    So,i do need ur guys's advise.......
    i do read some forums........
    they said ef-s 60mm f2.8 usm...is good enuf to shot potraits....
    but the ef 85mm f2.8 usm is the telephoto prime lens...that one is good for shoting portrait too....so....in this two lens,im still consider which is more suitable for me.
    Any advise? Thanks so much............

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    Default Re: Macro lens

    if money is an issue, you can consider these lenses

    100mm f2.8 Macro Lens
    for macro that you are looking for
    its relatively cheap, less than $1000

    and you can get 50mm f1.8 prime lens
    very good for portrait esp if you are on a budget
    can be bought for for $150~

    anyway here is the price list from canon.com.sg
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    thanks rajahchindian,
    i hv the 50mm prime lens adi..
    but i need somehow the kind of macro .........
    thanks for ur info.......i will look into it....^^

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