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    macro lenses?

    hey
    i am going to be buying a 1000d soon and i would also like to buy a macro lens

    any suggestions? i would like to keep it to around 400-600 dollars


    any help, tips, suggestions would be great

    cheers, ben

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    hi ben
    for around 400 to 600 dollars you could get a tamron 90mm macro
    which takes nice macro shots
    or for a touch more you could get a canon 100mm macro without is
    cheers macca

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    i have the 1000d and just recently bought the sigma 105 macro for a tad over $550 off ebay. Love the lens
    Kind Regards, Deb


    Canon 1000D, 7D, Sigma 100mm Macro, Tamron 17-50mm, 18-55mm, 70 - 300mm, 50mm f1.8, Sigma 10-20mm

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    hi benlock
    I dont have either yet but this page shows 2 lens next to each other in specs
    http://the-digital-picture.com/Revie...mp=392&Units=E
    tamron canon and others

    you might find it of interest
    I have looked at the 2 canon lenses and think i will get the USM version not the L version
    Cheers

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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ Check out this site - you will get a lens $200-$300 cheaper than here. Another member put me onto this site, I will be getting the Canon 100mm macro from here.

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    thanks for the help guys

    i will cheek out that website
    $200-300 cheaper would be very nice

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    I'm pretty new to photography but in the process of buying my Canon 500D, I also picked up a Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro lens.

    So far, its been awesome for taking macro photos! (I'm not very good with Manual mode as yet, so just been using AV mode)

    The Tamron does take really sharp pictures but the one thing I notice about this lens though, is when it focuses, it extends out. I've read that the Canon one doesnt do this.

    I'll post some macro shots with this lens when I get home.

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    +1 for the Tamron 90mm Macro.

    I grabbed this for about $450 delivered after much researching and aussie forums recommendations. It's an excellent performer for the price- awesomely sharp and doubles as a fabulous portrait lens on my Nikon D90.

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    tammy would be a goer!

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    Why has no one mention the EF-S 60mm Macro?

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    Some pictures of the Tamron would be good, looking at this lens also

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    I take it the link shown by ccrnkovik is in the US. I've been browsing that recently and with the $ so good am seriously tempted to get a macro. Does anyone have experience buying camera gear from the states? Any probs?

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    Pictures of the lens? Google images...

    Quote Originally Posted by ccrnkovic View Post
    Some pictures of the Tamron would be good, looking at this lens also
    Canon stuff 5Dmk1 w/ 24-70 f2.8L, Canon 5Dmk1 w/70-200f2.8L, 100mm f2.8 macro, 50mm f1.4, 580exII
    Alienbees B800, Lumopro 160, Manfrotto 155XPROB w/ 498RC2, Lowepro ProRunner X450AW
    Phew!

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    I noticed on Ebay you can get the Canon 100mm macro from an Australian dealer for around $650, which works out the same as the US lens - I know Greeny has ordered a lens from the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedEx View Post
    Pictures of the lens? Google images...

    No the actual pictures you have taken!!!

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    +1 for the 90mm tammi. aussome lens...
    Constructive criticism is most welcome!!!

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    i would love to see some shots taken with the tamron.
    how much is the lens roughly ?

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    I have the EF 100mm f2.8 macro and have been having so much fun with it that I am always wanting that on my camera instead of my super zoom
    Steve


    Equipment: A couple of Canons with some lenses and a heap of enthusiasm



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    Heres some of my beginners attempts at Macro with the Tamron 90mm f2.8 lens

    All were taken handheld.
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