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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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Canon IS
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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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Length n/a
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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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Max focal length 100 mm
#2

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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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length n/a
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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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Max focal length 90 mm
#3

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."

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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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Length 70 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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Max focal length 60 mm
#4

Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

"This is a brilliant little gem of a lens! It's a macro, but I am telling you, it is so sharp, it's great for portraits too! If the lighting is good, I prefer this lens to my 50 1.4"

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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 64 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 277 g
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Aperture f/2.5
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Max focal length 50 mm
#5

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

"Excelent construction, looks great, definitely it's a professional lens, very sharp and none distortion."

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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 74 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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Max focal length 60 mm
#6

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

"I use this lens primarily for macro photography and I am very happy for buying this lens. This lens produces absolutely crisp macro images."

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Focus motor Generic motor
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 95 mm
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Auto focus Yes
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Weight 450 g
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Aperture f/2.8
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Max focal length 105 mm
#7

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"

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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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Length n/a
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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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Max focal length 100 mm
#8

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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Nikon VR
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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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Length 99 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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Max focal length 85 mm
#9

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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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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Length 73 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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Max focal length 60 mm
#10

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

"I have owned this lens for just over a month now and could not be happier with the purchase. Before getting this lens my primary way of getting those extreme macro shots was with the reverse lens technique. The MP-E makes it so much easier to get those close up shots."

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Focus motor None
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Min focal length 65 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Length 99 mm
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Auto focus No
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Weight 0.9 kg
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Aperture f/2.8
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Max focal length 65 mm