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mackidbrendan
23rd of June 2008 (Mon), 03:24
Which lens would you suggest for macro photography? i need a couple new lens including the 70-200 2.8 IS and i was wondering if adding a full set of kenko tubes would be a good choice? or would it be best to get a dedicated macro lens?

Thanks

Lester Wareham
23rd of June 2008 (Mon), 07:15
Sharp primes tend to be better with tubes than zooms but I am sure you can get good results with the 70-200 2.8 IS.

A dedicated macro lens will give slightly better quality but be a lot more convenient. Best choice for general macro is probably the 100mm macro.

John_B
23rd of June 2008 (Mon), 07:32
mackidbrendan,
I suggest a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens ;)
A macro lens is better for me as it's much lighter weight then the 70-200 f/2.8L with a full set of Kenko extension tubes would be.

mackidbrendan
23rd of June 2008 (Mon), 14:29
ok thanks you guys, i think i will down grade some other eqquipment and sell some stuff and then ill just get the 100 2.8 dedicated!!!!

Thanks guuys