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Old 04-08-2009, 12:01 AM
AdrianW AdrianW is offline
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Default Re: macro lenses

Another vote for the Canon 100mm USM Macro here.

To choose between the two lenses you've listed, you really need to work out what type of things you wish to shoot.

If you can get really close to your subjects without scaring them away, then a 35mm might work; but in general a 100mm is a better all round lens choice.

I've owned 50mm, 100mm and 200mm Macro lenses and I settled on the 100mm as the best compromise (for me) between getting close and having to get too close.

If you're looking at third party lenses, then the Sigma 100 EX Macro is supposed to be pretty good; the only drawback is that the AF seemed slow and noisy compared to the Canon.
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