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[lens] Advice on macro lens


chromatic orb
February 24, 2008 - 1 comment - 250 visits

Hi.

I'm looking to buy lens for macro work on an 350D body. Right now, I'm comparing this two lenses:

EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Do you have experience with any or can recommend some other model/brand?
Comments
Ingo Kwiat
Ingo Kwiat
I am using the EF-S 60mm and I am very happy with it.
Try a tag search on ipernity for photos tagged macro or 60mm

here's an example of my macro shots (98% done with EF-S 60mm)
www.ipernity.com/search/doc?w=15380&q=macro

There are two points important for your decision
a) EF-S (for crop camera) vs. EF for full frame
if you are planning to go to a full frame camera: EF-S will not work on a 'big' body like 1D or so

b) the price
the EF is more expensive

In my humble opinion
the performace of both lenses is excellent and can be compared (keeping the above facts in mind)
6 years ago.

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