- Choosing your perfect beginner macro lens
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a new lens – It can be quite daunting especially if you are new to the photography scene evaluating between the many lenses to choose from. Here are some tips on picking your perfect beginner macro lens.
E.g., EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
EF - Mount system
100mm - Focal length
f/2.8 - Aperture
IS - Image Stabilization
USM - Motor type
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This specific lens is suitable for capturing a chosen subject that you wish to capture the finer details of at extremely close distances. Explore the texture of food, intricate details of insects or even natures patterns on plants.
Whilst other lenses would still allow you to get reasonably close to your subject, the result wouldn’t give you a clear “window into another world” that a macro lens will.
Fun Fact: Macro lenses often make great back-up portrait lenses – with their large maximum apertures, sharp optics and great bokeh!
Here are some beginner macro lens suggestions for the different Canon systems
Here are some videos to give you a bit of an insight to all the fine details of what a Macro lens can achieve!
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