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Macro lenses for less than $600

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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

"This is a good lens for the price. It is light enough to carry all day, it has macro capabilities and it is relatively fast on focusing. I use this lens for sports, challenged youth. It is also perfect for wildlife and closeups of plant life. I would recommend this lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 435 g
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Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

"unbelievable how close you can get to the subject mainly uesd for macro ants,lady bugs,and all fine critters very good buy." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Length 97 mm
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 405 g
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

"Easy to handhold due to it's lightweight, coupled with VR, gave good handheld macros. Additional focus capabilities added to auto focus a nice touch." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Nikon VR
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Length 99 mm
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 74 mm
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Aperture f/3.5
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Weight 355 g
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Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

"Very impressed with this lens [...].This lens is all about build & image quality & it is also very easy to use & to switch to manual focus." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Length 95 mm
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 74 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

"Even though the info says it's only for Sigma camera's, it works very well on my Nikon D90." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 120 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 77 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

"Seems like a pretty good lens. Picture is clear from what I've seen. I use it mostly for film on my Canon T2i. Does get a little blurry at 300 zoom. But overall I am satisfied with the purchase." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 435 g
#7

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

"More than satisfied with the sharp, fast focus, but even happier with portrait results." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Length 70 mm
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 73 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 335 g
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

"Bought this lens for my wife's D5000 so she could do some macro work. Very impressive quality and unbelievable how sharp this lens really is." bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Length 89 mm
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 71 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 425 g
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

"Picture quality is excelent, zoom is great. Overall quality seems decent." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 117 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Diameter 76 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 435 g
#10

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro
 
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Sigma OS
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Length 127 mm
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Diameter 79 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.7 kg