Crunch time! - canon 50mm 3.5 macro or vivatar 90mm 2.8 macro?

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Crunch time! - canon 50mm 3.5 macro or vivatar 90mm 2.8 macro?
Apr 3, 2010

Im buying one today, ive had enough reading about lenses rather than using lenses and being taunted by insects begging to be photographed!
price wise they are fairly similar.

so, the canon needs an extension tube to get 1:1, but what size tube is needed? they expensive?

Also, how will these lenses fair for non macro? as i only have a (GF1) 20mm pancake atm. It would be a bonus if i can shoot other general non-macro shots, birds, trees, landscapes etc. adding more focal length to my lens set up.

if im shooting birds maybe the 90mm would be better?

Help please!

its a tough choice, ive been hitting flickr for some help and the canon looks a bit better there, lots of nice pics.

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