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Looking for help with a Macro Lens

Postby leepylee » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:21 pm

Hi folks

I have a canon EOS 70D and I would love a good Macro lens I don’t mind if it is a Canon lens or a Sigma lens as long as the results are good

As usual there is one thing that I have to take into consideration the Budget

I only have a budget of about £200-£300 to spend :oops:

I don’t mind buying from Flea Bay if the seller has Very good Feedback and they are in the UK

Can I get a good lens for my budget ?

What would you recommend?

Thanks Lee
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Re: Looking for help with a Macro Lens

Postby mirageii » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:04 pm

This one seems to be comparable (Photo plus mag) to the canon L in most respects with the exception of it not being weather sealed.

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM

It's currently £380 on WEX and Amazon so slightly above budget but might be worth saving for as it gives image stabilisation and works on full frame cameras too

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-105mm-f-2.8-EX-DG-OS-HSM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/301-sigma-af-105mm-f28-ex-macro-dg-lab-test-report--review
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Re: Looking for help with a Macro Lens

Postby leepylee » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:59 pm

Thanks for that mirageii

I will have a look

Anyone else ?

Cheers Lee
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Re: Looking for help with a Macro Lens

Postby RexGig » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:19 pm

I really like the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X. When my wife bought a bag of pre-owned kit that included a Canon XTi, the best lens in that bag was this Tokina macro lens, which compares favorably to the Canon lenses in the same focal length. I bought my Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro IS for the weather-sealing and Image Stabilization, not because I needed better optics.
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Re: Looking for help with a Macro Lens

Postby leepylee » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:44 am

Once again thanks for all the great advice folks

I am now the new owner of a Tamron SP 272EE 90 mm f/2.8 AF Di Lens Canon macro :D

I just won it on Flea Bay I got it for £177.22 and it is only 6 months old

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