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Prime Macro lenses

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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."

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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!"

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 405 g
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#3

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

"Great lens, Super sharp for both macro and portraits. It is my most used portrait lens. Wonderful fast focus, good build quality."

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 335 g
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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."

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 425 g
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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."

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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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."

 
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Aperture f/3.5
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 85 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 355 g
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#7

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor None
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Auto focus No
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Weight 0.5 kg
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 0.8 kg
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Zoom range 1x
#9

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

"Sharp as a tack, easy to carry around, great for portraits and in low light, 1:1 magnification produces stunning image."

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 405 g
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Zoom range 1x
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Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Canon-ef

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Canon-ef

"Brought this lens for flower macro and is a solid lens for the price. Picture is sharp and the shallow depth of field really make an excellent macro shot"

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Aperture f/2.8
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 312 g
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Zoom range 1x