30mm vs 50mm vs 100mm macro on A77

Started Oct 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Draek Senior Member • Posts: 2,028
Re: 30mm vs 50mm vs 100mm macro on A77

Do consider that with many macro lenses, the effective focal length at high magnifications is somewhat shorter than at infinity or near, due to quirks of Physics. For portraits, 150mm-e is a tad long, certainly, and probably would be unusable indoors, but outdoors the perspective is quite pleasing; and indoors you've got a 50mm already, which should prove more than capable.

Thus, of the three you mentioned I'd probably go for the 100mm, but as VirtualMirage mentioned the Tamron 90/2.8 and Sigma 105/2.8 should be worth a look as well. And, well, if you still fear the ~100mm would be too long there's always the Sigma 70/2.8, whose performance is nigh-legendary at this point and should give you a comfortable 105mm equivalent FOV.

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