Canon EOS Digital Rebel macro lens

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Does anyone have suggestions for macro lenses for the Canon EOS series? I currently have the EF-S 18-55mm les and a 70-210mm Tamron lens, but in regards to close ups, the 18-55 and 70-210 are not appropriate for it.

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I have a 28mm f/2.8 that I us

I have a 28mm f/2.8 that I use for work that's pretty good for macro work...I can get about 6 inches away form the subject and retain focus.

Depending on how much macro work you need to do, a macro filer on your 18-55 might work fine.

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macro usage

I do onsite work with equipment, and in an effort to track flaws, I often take photos, and a macro would assist incredibly. Presently, I've been using the 70-210 from across the room. It's silly, time consuming, and not efficient enough.

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extension tube or closeup lens

What's your budget? I'm quite sure Canon makes several suitable macro lenses for your camera system, as do the various aftermarket lens makers. Visit B & H and see what's available.

However, another possibility is an extension tube which goes between the camera and lens. Here's another example.

Next choice is a closeup lens which mounts on the front of your existing lens, same as a filter. These are available in various 'powers'. The best quality units have quite good optics and are pricey, though lesser quality but more affordable lenses are still very useful.

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Tamron

If you check different photo forums you will unanimously hear people say that the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens is hard to beat. Very sharp, great contrast, ability to use manual focus as well as AF and 1:1 macro.

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50mm Sigma

Sigma 50mm f2.8 1:1 is a superb macro lens. Played about with it in the past and love it. When I eventually get round to a D-SLR it's on my shopping list.

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