Need your recommendation for a macro zoom lens for 5D III?

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Need your recommendation for a macro zoom lens for 5D III?
In reply to DCamBoy, Feb 23, 2013

DCamBoy wrote:

Hi,

I'm a beginner when it comes to Macro photography.

I like to take close shots of insects, flowers and other subjects. I like a zoom lens so I can keep my distance from the subject. What would you recommend in Canon range of lenses and why?

This need to be my zoom lens as well.

Thanks.

I am fairly certain by zoom lens you mean a telephoto lens, a commonly made beginner terminology mistake.  your best and most affordable option, giving you good working distance, is the sigma 150 2.8 macro.  great lens. can be had in the used market for under 500

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