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I have a Canon EOS300D Digital camera. I haeva standard lense that came with it (55mm-?)& then I have a sigma wide angle 12-20mm & canon zoom in 70-300mm. I love them all but now the only lens I feel I have missing is a lens for close up like taking a spider, lady bug, flower etc (as I love nature). Where do I start at a reasonable budget? Any suggestions greatly appreciated.Many Thanks..

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Tuppy wrote:.

Hi,.

I have a Canon EOS300D Digital camera. I haeva standard lense thatcame with it (55mm-?)& then I have a sigma wide angle 12-20mm &canon zoom in 70-300mm. I love them all but now the only lens I feeli have missing is a lens for close up like taking a spider, lady bug,flower etc (as I love nature). Where do I start at a reasonablebudget? Any suggestions greatly appreciated.Many Thanks.

You need to research "macro" lenses. They are designed to do what you want. The cost varies. If several hundred $ is too much, consider a used macro lens..

Charlie DavisNikon 5700, Sony R1, Nikon D300HomePage: http://www.1derful.infoBridge Blog: http://www.here-ugo.com/BridgeBlog/'Experience: Discovering that a claw hammer will bend nails.Epiphany: Discovering that a claw hammer is two tools...'..

Comment #1

Cheapest is to get a screw-in closeup lens (looks like a filter) that screws into the 18-55mm lens..

These usually come in sets, so you choose the one out of three that gets you to the distance you want..

Maybe 40 bucks in North America..

Amazingly good for the money..

BAK..

Comment #2

Tuppy wrote:.

I have a Canon EOS300D Digital camera. I haeva standard lense thatcame with it (55mm-?)& then I have a sigma wide angle 12-20mm &canon zoom in 70-300mm. I love them all but now the only lens I feeli have missing is a lens for close up like taking a spider, lady bug,flower etc (as I love nature). Where do I start at a reasonablebudget? Any suggestions greatly appreciated..

What is your reasonable budget? Do you require a true 1:1 macro, or do you just want to be to take reasonably close up photos? What focal length (basically, working distance) do you want?.

Hard to give you an answer without knowing these things..

However, if you want to take true macros, the two lenses that are normally recommended for Canon are the EF 100mm and EF-S 60mm lenses..

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...-USA/Canon_4657A006_100mm_f_2_8_USM_Macro.html.

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...76-USA/Canon_0284B002_EF_S_60mm_f_2_8_USM.html.

Both are around $400. If you want to go on a budget, you could always get a low cost Sigma 70-300 APO zoom (about $200), but it is only a 1:2 magnification. Of course, the 18-55 kit lens that you have has a 1:3 magnification. You can always use that...

Comment #3

Thanks for your help. Hard for me to answer those questions as I am such a beginner, I dont really know what I want! But thanks so much for your help. I will look into those 2 lenses...

Comment #4

I have gone online & had a look at both of these lenses, would you mind giving me a quick summary on which one would be best for nature photography i.e flowers etc. I dont really understand the main difference between the 60mm & 100mm. Thanks once again for your time..

Dave_s93 wrote:.

Tuppy wrote:.

I have a Canon EOS300D Digital camera. I haeva standard lense thatcame with it (55mm-?)& then I have a sigma wide angle 12-20mm &canon zoom in 70-300mm. I love them all but now the only lens I feeli have missing is a lens for close up like taking a spider, lady bug,flower etc (as I love nature). Where do I start at a reasonablebudget? Any suggestions greatly appreciated..

What is your reasonable budget? Do you require a true 1:1 macro, ordo you just want to be to take reasonably close up photos? Whatfocal length (basically, working distance) do you want?.

Hard to give you an answer without knowing these things..

However, if you want to take true macros, the two lenses that arenormally recommended for Canon are the EF 100mm and EF-S 60mm lenses..

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...-USA/Canon_4657A006_100mm_f_2_8_USM_Macro.html.

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...76-USA/Canon_0284B002_EF_S_60mm_f_2_8_USM.html.

Both are around $400. If you want to go on a budget, you couldalways get a low cost Sigma 70-300 APO zoom (about $200), but it isonly a 1:2 magnification. Of course, the 18-55 kit lens that youhave has a 1:3 magnification. You can always use that...

Comment #5

Tuppy wrote:.

I have gone online & had a look at both of these lenses, would youmind giving me a quick summary on which one would be best for naturephotography i.e flowers etc. I dont really understand the maindifference between the 60mm & 100mm. Thanks once again for your time..

The difference is the focal length (FL). The 100mm lens ($455 at B&H) allows you to get a bit more working distance (the distance from the front of the lens to the subject). This is nice to have when the bug doesn't like some big, black "eye" getting close...and leaves. Or when the photograqpher doesn't like to get near the subject (spider, wasp, scorpion, snake, etc)..

Other than that, both are what you want..

Don't overlook other brands. The Sigma MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG is rated highly by most owners and reviewers. It's 1" shorter and 8 Oz lighter than the Canon 100mm and costs less..

Dave_s93 wrote:.

Tuppy wrote:.

I have a Canon EOS300D Digital camera. I haeva standard lense thatcame with it (55mm-?)& then I have a sigma wide angle 12-20mm &canon zoom in 70-300mm. I love them all but now the only lens I feeli have missing is a lens for close up like taking a spider, lady bug,flower etc (as I love nature). Where do I start at a reasonablebudget? Any suggestions greatly appreciated..

What is your reasonable budget? Do you require a true 1:1 macro, ordo you just want to be to take reasonably close up photos? Whatfocal length (basically, working distance) do you want?.

Hard to give you an answer without knowing these things..

However, if you want to take true macros, the two lenses that arenormally recommended for Canon are the EF 100mm and EF-S 60mm lenses..

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...-USA/Canon_4657A006_100mm_f_2_8_USM_Macro.html.

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...76-USA/Canon_0284B002_EF_S_60mm_f_2_8_USM.html.

Both are around $400. If you want to go on a budget, you couldalways get a low cost Sigma 70-300 APO zoom (about $200), but it isonly a 1:2 magnification. Of course, the 18-55 kit lens that youhave has a 1:3 magnification. You can always use that..

Charlie DavisNikon 5700, Sony R1, Nikon D300HomePage: http://www.1derful.infoBridge Blog: http://www.here-ugo.com/BridgeBlog/'Experience: Discovering that a claw hammer will bend nails.Epiphany: Discovering that a claw hammer is two tools...'..

Comment #6

You might consider buying a set of 3 screw on "close-up filters" that'll fit your kit lens. They are a good value and will allow you to develop some ideas of how strong a lens you need for the kind of shots that interest you..

It is helpful to think about how small a field you would like to fill the frame width. The ratio of sensor width (22 mm in your case) to field width is called magnification..

A macro lens capable of 1:1 magnification can image a 22mm wide field on your camera's sensor. 1:2 implies a 44mm wide field, etc....

Comment #7

Cheapest and very decent option if you are unsure how much Macro you will be doing is a decent close up lens. Canon 500d / 250d or the Raynox 250 are all excellentThe Raynox is a highly underated piece of equipment and well worth a look. Check the focal length of your lens to se which Canon suits bestprobably the 500 for the 70 - 300 mm lens ..

Regards.

Tim hugheshttp://www.artwanted.com/timhughes..

Comment #8

Tuppy wrote:.

I have gone online & had a look at both of these lenses, would youmind giving me a quick summary on which one would be best for naturephotography i.e flowers etc. I dont really understand the maindifference between the 60mm & 100mm. Thanks once again for your time..

If you are going to buy one, I would get the 100mm lens, since it lets you have a longer working distance..

Honestly, though, you should give taking macros with the kit lens a try. If you didn't have the Canon 70-300 IS, I would suggest the Sigma 70-300 APO for only $200. However, since you already have a much better lens in that focal range, it is pointless to buy a lens just for macros that is note even a "true" 1:1 macro. So, try the kit lens for macros first. If you like it, and want more enlargement of your subjects, then get the 100mm macro...

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