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Thread: Santa may tuck a macro lens under our tree!!

  1. Santa may tuck a macro lens under our tree!!

    I have a feeling that Santa might be thinking of a Macro lens to tuck under our tree on the 25th. I need help writing my Santa letter . . . what advice do you have for the perfect lens for my Canon D50 camera?

    I'll let you know if I have a package under the tree . . . guess that all depends on whether I'm naughty or nice, doesn't it?

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    I'm so happy for you, Mollie! I've been wishing for one of those, too. I'm sure you've been a good girl this year.

    My gear: imac, CS5, Nikon D90, 35mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8.

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    Feb 2011
    Manitoba, Canada
    Oh yay Mollie! I am so excited for you! I don't know if the lens I have fits yours but I love my Tamron 90mm macro. It's half the price of the Canon. Of course the Canon lens would be the best choice but that's all I could afford at the time. Maybe Santa can afford the Canon for you...
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    Canon 7D , Canon Rebel XSi. Lens: Tamron 28-75 2.8 / Canon 50mm 1.8 /Macro 90mm 2.8 / Canon 55-250mm 4.5 / PSE 8/ Lightroom 3

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    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    A rural city in Victoria, Australia
    I have used the Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro Lens but that has a hefty price tag!
    I've heard good things about the Tamron Jean recommended and also about a Sigma - 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens
    Camera: Canon 7D, Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus TG2 (point and shoot)
    Lenses (for the 7D): Tamron F2.8 28-75mm, Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and Sigma 50mm f/1.4
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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Oh that is exciting Mollie! Sorry I can't be any help here - I am still on a steep learning curve with my first ever DSLR, so will be reading along with you about everyone else's advice.

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    I'm not much help here but I'm excited for you!!!

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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Southern California
    Another one that's no help to ya on the lens, but wow... that's such exciting news! 'Cuz I'm sure you've been really, really good this year!

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    Mollie, I would have to think you'd be right up at the top of Santa's good list. It's as good as in the bag

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  9. Mollie, Santa brought me the Canon 100 f/2.8 for Christmas last year and I love it! I had been very good, so he let me use it early. It is on my camera most of the time. Love it for portraits too.

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    I also have the Tamron 90mm, it does it's job Just be prepared, focusing is not easy, but oh how much fun!!!

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    Nikon: D700, 50mm 1.4, 24-70 mm 2.8, 17-35 mm 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 85mm 1.4
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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    South of Boston
    WOW! a new lens and socks TOO! (how exciting, mollie you are going to have so much fun!)

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    So very exciting!! I don't have a macro, but once I did rent the Canon 100 mm 2.8! Happy waiting!
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    No advice since I'm a Nikon girl, but I have no doubt you're on the nice list, Mollie!

    My gear: Nikon D700; 24-70mm 2.8; 70-200mm 2.8; 105mm 2.8; 50mm 1.4; 150-500mm 5-6.3
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    No help with the lens, but I'm sure you're on Santa's nice list, Mollie!

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    That's exciting!
    I heard good things about the Canon 100mm and it's on my wishlist. Poor me, we don't do presents with Christmas.

    Have lots of fun with your lens!

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    I have a Tokina 100mm macro lens and absolutely love it. Performs better on stats than the standard Nikon and is way cheaper.

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    My Camera: Nikon D300
    Lenses Include: Nikon 18-200, Nikon 50 mm 1.8 and 1.4, Tokina Macro 100mm 2.8, Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 (newest indulgence)

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    Love, love, love the Canon f/2.8. I'm sure you have been a very good girl this year and certainly deserve a great news lens!
    Lynn (also known as Lynnie!)

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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Overland Park, Ks.
    Oh, you've been nice!

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    Another girl with the 100mm Canon I love it but it can be tricky to focus.

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  20. Thanks, Carolyn! I'm dreaming of a macro, too, and that's one I might be able to afford.

    My gear: imac, CS5, Nikon D90, 35mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8.

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    Hoorah for the good little girl!! I have a canon 60mm efs f/2.8 and I get great macro shots. Especially love it with all my gardens and sunroom plants etc.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Not much help either, but it is important to have a good camera to make pages so pretty

  23. #23
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Manitoba, Canada
    I just got myself a Canon 50mm F1.4 lens and I am loving it. I am like a kid with a new toy. I hope Santa brings you your macro lens!!!

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    I have a 60mm Canon macro that I love for the fact that it is little and extremely lightweight and works wonderful with my Canon 50D. I would however recommend getting something with a longer reach if you are interested in close ups of things like flowers, insects etc. I have to get too close with my camera to my subject, so I would prefer a larger zoom for my macros but that is based on what I like to shoot. if you are doing portraits etc with your macro, then a shorter range is definitely better.

    Simone aka

    My Camera: Canon 50D
    My Lenses: Canon 35mm, 60mm, 24-105, 70-200 & 100-400 plus Sigma fisheye
    My software: Photoshop CS6

  25. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by ang66 View Post
    I just got myself a Canon 50mm F1.4 lens and I am loving it. I am like a kid with a new toy. I hope Santa brings you your macro lens!!!
    It's my favorite lens too! Have it a year now and it's on my camera very often. I have made photos in a dark shop last February and even without my external flash I got such nice results.

    I remember loving the 60mm macro lens too, but I had to sell it, because my current camera doesn't support EF-S.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota
    I shoot Nikon, but my 105 mm f/2.8 macro is my FAVE lens, and it's on my camera most of the time. LOVE it!

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