A&P What maco lens allows you to get the closest to what you are shooting

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  1. Pineapple Devil

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    What macro lens allows you to get the closest to what you are shooting

    I'm looking for something that allows you to get decently close
     
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    extention tubes + bellows
     
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    would extension tubes allow for comparable quality as an actual lens?
     
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    if you want the lens close to the subject, smaller focal length like the 60mm or something. if you want the best zoom get the 65mm MP-E.

    If you dont want to spend that much then the 100mm macro is what I use and its great!
     
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    that sounds weird,
    in order of <
    EF50mm macro
    EFS60mm macro
    EF100mm macro
    EF180mm L macro

    and the 65 MP-E gets its own category
     
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    I miss my 100 macro :wtc: So sharp.
     
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    that looks ghetto and you have to foot zoom :rofl:
     
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    You could just reverse mount a manual focus (with aperture ring) 50mm straight onto the camera mount and use it like that. :coolugh:
     
  12. doesn't matter what it looks like unless your doing it for a job. The pics still come out :cool: :dunno:
     

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    If you have a 70-200L, buy the Canon 500D - best macro bang for the buck. It has a limited focus range of about 18" though, but you get damn close.

    Other alternatives if you shoot Nikon are the 105DC which is a personal fav, and the 200 f4 AF macro - razor sharp I wish I owned one.
     
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    taken w/ 10X closeup lens


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    MP-E 65mm

    At its max (5x) magification, you can fill a 35mm frame with a grain of rice.
     
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    should add that i'm not looking to spend an extreme amount on this like the mp-e 65mm.

    how good is the tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 macro

    i assume i could just try some stuff and crop it closer if i get a picture that isnt grainy.


    what makes me ask this is b/c i went out to my car yesterday morning and there were ice crystals forming on my windows. not fully covering them but developed enough that you could see the star shape to it. i thought it would make a great picture but i need to get close enough to get the detail of it
     
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    You won't get close enough with that :nono:
     
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    What's your budget?
    Consider the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro.
    Yeah, shot on Sigma if you wil, but that is one excellent lens. One of the best macros out there, (second only to the 180L), with a very usable focal length.
    It's sort of pricy though - ~$600.

    Someone posted that pics on fredmiranda, and I just had to ask for a wallpaper sized version.
    Taken with the 150mm Sigma:


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    Those zooms with macro behind their name aren't really macro lenses.
    They offer like 1:2 magnfication max, so it's really close-up, not macro.
     
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    i might have to go with extension tubes on this one b/c i need a good lens to go right below my 70-200 more than i need something to take macro pictures with
     
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    can you use the 65mm as a regular lens, or do you always have to be super close? :hs:
     

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