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Old Aug 15, 2010, 10:50 PM   #51
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The non L version of the ef 100mm 2.8 Macro my get a bit hard to fine. If that is the one you are considering. But it is an excellent lens.

You may also want to add the sigma 105mm 2.8 macro for consideration

Here is a macro test I did with the non L version of the 100mm 2.8 when I got it.

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Old Aug 15, 2010, 11:19 PM   #52
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Saif - re. macro lens. I doubt you can go wrong with either of those (or the Sigma 105 which just gets you a little closer to the action). Macro lenses tend to be high quality and very sharp by their very nature, but I suggest you do both a Google search or Flikr search to find the best macro shooters (e.g. Lord V., Mark Berkery, Grzegorz Cywicki, and so on) and see what they are using - and pick up valuable tips along the way !
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 8:06 AM   #53
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There are no bad macro lenses. While the OEM brands do tend to be slightly better than the ones offered by third parties, there's not a dog in the bunch. Pick a macro lens based on the focal length you need. If you want to shoot insects or other skittish subjects, you'll need longer focal lengths so you don't need to get as close.

And good luck with the 500D. It's a fine camera.
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