Need advice for 135mm Len

Started Sep 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP s0n1c87 Forum Member • Posts: 69
Re: Need advice for 135mm Len

Letsgokoulos wrote:

I do not think you would be happy with a 135mm lens for macro photography, the usual minimum focus distance is around 1m and the magnification ratio is not so high, except for the Vivitar 135mm f2.8 Close Focusing with a ratio of 1:2.
If you want a dedicated macro lens :

The various 50mm macro lenses are relatively cheap and good quality and can be found from Minolta, Canon, Nikon, etc...

The 90 to 105mm which are more expensive but provide with a longer minimum focus distance, such as Tamron 90mm macro, Tokina 90mm macro, Vivitar 100mm macro, Kiron 105mm macro, etc...

If you are new to macro photography and are on a budget, the 50mm are the best solution.

It is difficult to tell you which lens can suit you best without any further information from you...


So how do I know which Len will suit me better. I more into shooting of Marco photography like those detailed insect photo.

I'm still very new to Marco actually. Still learnin to figure out how the lens works. I'm a aquarium hobbyist. I Like to keep shrimps, they are pretty small less than 2cm in size. I'm looking for a Len can help me to capture their details. I used my kit Len 18-55 with a 0.45x fisheye/Marco addon Len and still can't capture them close enough. So a 50mm Marco Len can help me to achieve wat I wan.?

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