Help with Macro Lens Selection

Started Dec 4, 2020 | Discussions thread
pdqgp
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90mm Tamron
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Todd K68 wrote:

Hi All-

I have a 1Dx and I need to do some product photography. Product sizes are 1"x1"x1"(depth/height) up to 6"x6"x2"(depth/height).

I have a 50mm and 70-200. I don't understand macro at all. I only need the lens for about 6 months and it's not professional use. "Pretty Good" is ok for me.

Can someone please make a recommendation for a good lens to use. I have tried the Vivitar macro filter route, and there just isn't enough flexibility in my setup to get a good macro shot of a 1"x1"x1"(depth/height) item, then the next shot is of a 6"x6"x2"(depth/height) item. I have hundreds of items to shoot, so flexibility is important.

(in case you're wondering, sports photography is what I normally shoot, hence the 1Dx, this is just a one-time short project I am working on).

Thanks in advance!

I have a Tamron lens, the SP 90MM F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro that is several years old but has been absolutely amazing for me.

https://www.dpreview.com/products/tamron/lenses/tamron_90_2p8_vc
Built in Stabilization, compatible with the new Canon R6 too and stunning detail, sharpness and overall images. I highly recommend looking there. I'm sure the newer model is even better still.
Here are a couple of pics from a simple enthusiast.

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