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Just a warning, you'll probably get vignetting on the wide end of the 11-18.
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After drooling over all the macro photography on the cable sleeve gallery and elsewhere on OCN I'm looking into gettting my first macro lens. Please tell me I can get a decent one for less than $300!
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Yea i thought about that with the 11-18mm.....

It has a UV filter (non-slim one) and it doesnt vignett with that on, and i wont use both filters together so im hoping that it will be fine with it......
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After drooling over all the macro photography on the cable sleeve gallery and elsewhere on OCN I'm looking into gettting my first macro lens. Please tell me I can get a decent one for less than $300!
Can you show examples of what you want to take pictures of? If I'm picturing what you're talking about correctly, you might not need a macro lens, depending on the MFD of your current lenses.
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Can you show examples of what you want to take pictures of? If I'm picturing what you're talking about correctly, you might not need a macro lens, depending on the MFD of your current lenses.
As far as pictures of cable sleeve something like this.

Some examples of what I've shot with my DSLR (Canon EOS Rebel T3 with included 55mm lens). I'm still very new to this.







I can get pretty far in there, but wondering if a different lens could do better. Especially when it comes to stuff like cable sleeve. Thanks so much for the help!
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A macro lens would get you closer, but your kit lens will shoot those kind of shots just fine, especially if you crop a bit afterward. If you want close ups of sleeving, yeah you'd need a macro lens for best results.

For a lens suggestion, I personally wouldn't go any cheaper than the 60mm macro.

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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
A macro lens would get you closer, but your kit lens will shoot those kind of shots just fine, especially if you crop a bit afterward. If you want close ups of sleeving, yeah you'd need a macro lens.

For a lens suggestion, I personally wouldn't go any cheaper than the 60mm macro. Amazon.com: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Digital SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo
Lol, I was looking at that one earlier.
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Lol, I was looking at that one earlier.
Its a nice lens. If you wanted more working distance, you could get the 100mm macro, which is a bit more money and more working distance is not something you need for computer macro shots.
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What about super close-ups of capacitors on motherboards where only one or two are in focus? Would I need something like the 100mm for that?
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What about super close-ups of capacitors on motherboards where only one or two are in focus? Would I need something like the 100mm for that?
Nah you won't need the 100mm for that. The 60mm will give you super thin DOF if you shoot near its minimum focus distance. In fact, you might have to stop down a bit to get what you want in focus.
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