I wanted to try out macro photography so I went out and purchased a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens. I do like the images that it takes, but think I may want to get a designated macro lens.
Let me explain what I think because I look at most people's description and get confused.
On a cloudy day, there is a high chance of a fuzzy picture because I tend to shake slightly. Also, I need to be about three feet away in order to get the lens to focus.
So, here is what I understand. I am looking at the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens specifically for macro pictures. I think I will be able to freehand pictures better do to it's lower focal length. However, I think that in order to take the pictures I need to be inches away instead of feet away. My assumption is less than six inches.
Is my understanding correct on this?