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View Poll Results: Which Macro prime lens do you use?
Canon 60 f2.8 453 12.05%
Canon 100 f2.8 1900 50.55%
Canon 180 f3.5 139 3.70%
Sigma 50 f2.8 99 2.63%
Sigma 105 f2.8 253 6.73%
Sigma 150 f2.8 261 6.94%
Sigma 180 f3.5 60 1.60%
Tamron 90 f2.8 261 6.94%
Tamron 180 f3.5 42 1.12%
Tokina 100 f2.8 53 1.41%
Canon MPE65 211 5.61%
Canon 50mm f2.5 "Comapct" Macro / LS Converter 125 3.33%
Canon 100 f2.8L IS 250 6.65%
Tamron 60mm F/2.0 1:1 SP Macro 0 0%
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 0 0%
Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar 0 0%
Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar 0 0%
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Old 19th of April 2006 (Wed)   #1
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Default -=TOP TEN=- Which macro lens do you use? New models added

which prime macro/s do you use? Just interested to see which is the most used lens by members of this forum. You can vote for more than one lens.



Please vote,.. feel free to add to the thread why you like the lenses you do in the list,. and or add in an additional lens if it is not on the list and say why!

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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

I use Canon 100 and Canon 180. I also recently acquired the newly released Nikon 105 VR and can't wait to try out the VR (IS equivalent).

EDIT: I'm now using Canon 180L and Canon MP-E65.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

I use my Sigma 105mm Macro most, I also really like using my "Nifty Fifty" with extension tubes.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

I'm gonna be so lonely Where is formula4speed? He has a Tokina too.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

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I'm gonna be so lonely Where is formula4speed? He has a Tokina too.
looking at your gallery it clearly does the business. UK price is a touch more than the Tamron 90 & Sigma 105 so one would expect it to compete in this company.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

I use the Sigma 150mm, Sigma 105mm, as well as Kenko ETs, Macro Bellows + Rail combined with some older M42 mount lenses.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

I have the 60mm, two Canon tubes and the 500D. I want to buy another macro lens, but just can't decide which one to go for.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

Since I'm in limbo between the Tamron 90mm and the Sigma 150 I voted for both.
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100mm 2.8 macro. Holler!!! Haha.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

this is quite a suprise to me to see the Canon 100 running away, interesting.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

I'm not surprised,
but I am surprised only 1 person (at this point) uses the Tamron 90mm

This poll is helping me make my macro choice
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

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I'm not surprised,
but I am surprised only 1 person (at this point) uses the Tamron 90mm

This poll is helping me make my macro choice
Melvyn takes his great shots with the Tamron 90 - must be more to vote.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

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I have the 60mm, two Canon tubes and the 500D. I want to buy another macro lens, but just can't decide which one to go for.
You have the 60 which is light and ideal for the smaller bugs where a heavier lens might be hard to avoid shake without use of a tripod. Now you should go for a 150/180 for the timid bugs, like most Dragonflies, that you cant easily approach for close ups with the 60.
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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

None of the above - Kenko extension tubes and 50mm lens If I ever get my hands on a Sigma 150mm macro...I'll vote for that

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Default Re: Which macro lens do you use?

I use the EF-S 60mm F2.8 USM. It has so far proven to be razor sharp, although I haven't spent a lot of time with it. Also great as a portrait lens!
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