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what macro lens is best?

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    CR Member
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    Feb 2010
    Sylvania, Oh

    Default what macro lens is best?

    We're looking at purchasing the EOS Rebel XS EF-S 18-55IS, along with a macro lense finally..
    Any input on which macro lens we should get?

    Any thoughts on:
    EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM?

    any input/experience would be welcome!

    I know a decent amount about photography from my B&W SLR Film days, so I am good with photographing as a skill, but have very little experience with macro lenses, and its hard to take knowledge of normal photography, and apply it to photographing coral without trying things out on coral.

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    Argent - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Dec 2009
    Berkley, Michigan
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    I can ask my Canon shooter friend what he recommends - I think he'll say the 150 or 180mm - guess it all depends on how far away from your subject you want to be

    I've been looking at a 60mm micro myself or a 105 because my tanks not that big/deep - I have a 300mm F4 lens that I've got a Canon 500D close-up filter for that I use to shoot macro bugs and plants outdoors - but I still need to be 20 inches away from my subject to get it in focus (kind of hard to work with indoors shooting my tank)
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