Flash and Macro lens

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Pixel Pooper Veteran Member • Posts: 3,121
Re: Flash and Macro lens

If you don't mind the price, the FE 90mm is the best choice. It's a wonderful lens and is useful for much more than just macro. Otherwise the Sigma or Canon will give you very similar results. Don't worry too much about autofocus. Bugs aren't scared by noise, and you will mostly use manual focus anyway.

Don't be tricked by the product photos of the Sigma 70mm, they usually show the DSLR version. The E mount version has a built in adapter and is actually bigger than the FE 90mm.

Stay away from ring flashes, they don't produce nice light and make ugly reflections in spider's eyes. The AD200 looks nice, but expensive. I use a much cheaper Yongnuo YN560III on an L bracket with a home made diffuser.

Here are some shots with the FE 90mm:

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