1Tanker wrote in post #15419153
There's always an EF-S 55-250 IS. Your requirements, in concert with your very minimal budget, leave you few "good" options. It's just a little over $200 new ( maybe $160-$170 used).
Is waiting longer to save, more feasible? Unless you absolutely NEED the lens now, you'd be much better in the long run, saving and buying a better lens...one that you won't want to throw against the wall after a week
(although,i don't think the EF-S 55-250 IS would let you down).
You could always throw an extension tube or 3 on it, for your macro..in a months time.
GL in your search.
I'm just looking for something that offers as much or more zoom as what I currently have, which is the Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm 1:6-5.6 III but it's not a macro lens and will not focus well at all with close shots, so an extension tube with this may be a possibility, I may also look into the lens that you posted.
It may be because I don't really know what I'm looking for, but I like the offering of better focusing up close with a macro lens, my 75-300 right now isn't doing well at all close up.
What would you suggest for a 70-300mm or more Macro IS lens? I know I can afford more really, I was just hoping to keep it lower. Are there any other options around the price range but a little higher in price?
Geejay wrote in post #15419168
If you are considering the Sigma 70-300, make sure to get the APO version. Much better image quality than the non-apo version. You can spot the apo by the red ring around the end. Its a pretty decent lens, just a bit slow.
I'll look into that, what do you mean by a bit slow?
Nature Nut wrote in post #15419225
In case some may wonder, here is a quick preview of what the Tamron 70-300 Macro can do... even in my bumbling hands:
Very nice, is that non-IS and APO version?
hollis_f wrote in post #15419302
I'm not sure why you specify a macro lens. Your stated subjects don't require one.
For your budget I think I'd go for the 55-250 IS.
Well none of us here really 'need' anything lol
I am looking to do up close insect shots from a decent distance or up close if possible, the close up part is what's pushing me towards a macro lens, like I stated above I'm having trouble focusing with my current lens