Do I need a macro lense.

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  1. O'l Salty

    O'l Salty Active Member

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    I'm shooting with a Canon 55-225 telephoto lense. I added A 36mm tube and I'm getting some nice macro shots. Is there anything to gain by buying a true macro lense? If so should I get a telephoto lense or fixed lense.
     
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    If you’re happy with your shots, I’d say no. I upgraded to a 90mm Tamron and I really like it. If you’re going to go for a macro, get a prime lens.
     
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    I agree with @TheEngineer if you like the shots your getting, why spend the money? I do at the same time think using something like extension tubes is no comparison to a high end macro lens. I personally bought a canon 100mm is and I must say it’s incredible. However I delt without one for quite sometime and got great shots also.
     
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    My shots are ok. I'm having trouble with hi ISO setting which are set automatically. Some lenses have a light ring and I wonder if that would help lower the ISO. I want very close up shots that are crystal clear.
     
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    Did you get a fixed or zoom lense.
     
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    True macro lenses will have 1:1 magnification, you will not be able to achieve this with other lenses.
     
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    Denisk Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    The “canon 100mm is” is a fixed lens. However I do have a zoom lens and a little 50mm laying around as well.
     
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