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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 focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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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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Aperture f/2.8
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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

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

 
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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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Aperture f/2.8
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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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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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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Aperture f/2.8
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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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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 1x
#5

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 focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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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Aperture f/2.8
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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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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Min focal length 85 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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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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Aperture f/3.5
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#7

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS
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Focus motor None
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Image stabilization 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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Aperture f/2.8
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#8

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

"It is a great lens for macro and portraits"

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Focus motor None
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 440 g
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Aperture f/2.8
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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

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

"This lens is a very nice second lens that I use for portraits and nature shots. It's light and delivers sharp pictures even in low light. The macro feature is phenomenal. For the price, it's unbeatable. Only having it for two days now, I've already captured some unbelievably great shots."

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Image stabilization None
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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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Aperture f/2.8
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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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Nikon VR
 
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Silent and fast
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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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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Aperture f/2.8
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Zoom range 1x