Macro lens for A57

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somepostman
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Macro lens for A57
5 months ago

Hi,

I've had a play using extension tubes and an old minolta lens, and really enjoyed the world of possibilities a macro lens opened up.  I'd love do get an actual macro lens, especially if it could double as a portrait lens with nice bokeh.

I've seen a really good price on the Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di at NZ$389.  To me, that price is VERY tempting as I've only heard good things about this lens.

I see Tamron have a new model 90mm macro, but this would be almost twice the price and I'm unsure if it would be worth it.

I've also seen a good price on the Sigma 50mm F/2.8 macro at $420.

Then there are the Sony options.

Anyone want to help me decide what lens is the best option?  I'd rather stay down the lower end of the price spectrum, but I'd also rather not kick myself and say "damn, if only I had spent a few hundred more".

Thoughts please!

Ben

Sony SLT-A57
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