Top 5 Best Canon Macro Lens

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Macro photography is intensely close-up photography most commonly invoked by nature photographers. Good macro lenses can double as portrait lenses because of their fast aperture, resulting in stunning shallow depth of field. While macro photography used to perform much better on full-frame cameras, crop sensor macro lenses have vastly improved in recent years. Here are our top choices for macro lenses compatible with Canon cameras.

Canon 60mm EF–S f/2.8 USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Review (with samples)Macro lenses take razor-sharp close-up pictures, and are also widely-used for portrait photography. How does this small, handy lens shape up, in both those areas? If you've found this or other videos I've made to be helpful, then support me on Patreon! All pictures shot by me on my trusty Canon 60D. Be sure…2013-07-04T20:57:41.000Z

This macro lens is a great introductory lens if you’re just foraying into macro photography. It’s only compatible with a crop-sensor camera, but with an aperture of 2.8 it’s a good portrait lens as well.

• Fast Ultrasonic Motor autofocus function
• Small and lightweight compared to other macro lenses
• Sturdy, durable design
• Internal focusing function so length of lens doesn’t change
• No visible chromatic aberrations

• No image stabilization
• Doesn’t perform well in low light
• Need tripod for macro video work

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Canon MP–E65 f/2.8

Canon MP-E 65mm Ultra-Macro LensThis can be purchased for $995 via Amazon at: This can be rented at: Visit our podcast network – Download TSIG app here – iTunes Podcast – iTunes HD Podcast – Become a Fan on Facebook – Add me to your Google+ Circles – Follow me on…2011-11-18T09:54:55.000Z

This macros lens is the premiere model compatible with a Canon if you’re looking to go past a 1:1 magnification ratio.

• Compatible on both full frame and crop sensor bodies
• Can deliver images up to 5x actual size of subject
• Good color rendering
• Very sharp image quality

• No autofocus function (manual focusing only)
• No anti-shake function
• Doesn’t always perform well in low light situations

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Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX HSM

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This macro is part of Canon’s L-series lineup, high-end lenses for serious photographers that deliver stunning images and reliable, durable performance.

• Compatible with both crop-sensor and full-frame bodies
• Canon’s first hybrid image stabilization system reduces lens shift and angular motion
• Lens hood included
• Anti-shake
• Weather-sealed

• More expensive end of Canon macro line-up
• Lens hood is loose
• Heavier than other macro lenses

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Tamron 60mm f/2.0 DI II

Tamron 60mm f/2 macro lens review (with samples)It's a shame to me that this lens isn't better known – take a look at how it performs and you'll see why. Thinking of getting a 50mm f/1.8 lens? This is definitely more money, but consider it instead! If you've found this or other videos I've made to be helpful, then support me on…2014-03-24T10:46:14.000Z

Another lens capable of true 1:1 magnification, this Tamron macro was the first lens manufactured for crop-sensor bodies with an aperture fast enough to capture truly shallow depth of field portrait images.

• Internal focusing mechanism—constant lens length (great for nature photography)
• Sturdy, durable design
• Can operate manual focus while in Autofocus mode

• Rubberized focus ring is a bit difficult to turn
• No image stabilization
• Autofocus doesn’t function well on Canon D-line bodies

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