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Macro lenses for less than $800

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

"Best lens I have bought in years. Of course, it produces great macros. But it can be used for portraits, even indoors. Portrait results blew me away." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Canon IS
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Diameter 78 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 123 mm
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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

"I would strongly recommend the zoom telephoto AF70-300 mm Macro Autofocus Lens. I used it on the deer and wild turkeys in my backyard. It was easy for a person with arthritis to use. Loved the autofocus." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Great zoom range
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4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 117 mm
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
 
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56 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Diameter 56 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 82 mm
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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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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Great zoom range
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4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 117 mm
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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F
 
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Sigma OS
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Diameter 79 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 127 mm
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Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

"It is very sharp, and the colors are fantastic! love, love!" bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 97 mm
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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

"this lens is very sharp and fast, and it's the most affordable 100mm range macro lens in the market. For this price i paid, it's doing a superb job" bhphotovideo.com

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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Diameter 74 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 95 mm
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
 
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Canon IS
 
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Fixed aperture
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The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Aperture f/4
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Fixed aperture Yes
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Zoom range 2.9x
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Max focal length 70 mm
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Diameter 83 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 93 mm
#9

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro ED

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro ED

"I use this mostly as a macro lens in conjunction with the ring flash. It does a stellar job with that, especially with flowers. I have also been happy with it as a portrait lens for indoor use; for outdoor portraits I prefer my 35-100 Zuiko zoom lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Wide aperture
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f/2
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2
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Fixed aperture n/a
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Zoom range 1x
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Diameter 71 mm
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Auto focus No
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Length 62 mm
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF
 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Great zoom range
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4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/4
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Fixed aperture No
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Diameter 76 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 120 mm