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Top 18 Best Lenses For Macro Photography 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Here at ePHOTOzine, we experience reviewed quite a few interchangeable lenses in our time so when you guys are out shopping for a new lens, you have as much information as possible for making your decrees with. Among our large review collection is a rather long list of lenses which are designed to capture excellent macro images and close-up photos. No puzzle what the weather, it's always a good time to count down the top macro lenses ePHOTOzine's reviewed. So when come outs and other subject start appearing, you're armed and ready with the right photography kit. Macro lenses are great for detailed close-up shots, but can also be adapted to as a portrait lens.

 

1. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS 

 

The Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS is slick in use and produces excellent macro ideas. The price may be a little on the high side, but on the other hand, there is little choice for the Sony A7 range user, unless we look at less precious manual focus lenses. Plus, it works so well on the A7R II that it should be an essential buy for those using this particular system. 

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2. Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD 

 

The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD raises on the reputation of its predecessors and definitely coming up to the mark. This one takes performance to a new peak and is very comfortable to use.Overall, it is an outstanding updated macro lens consummate for all short telephoto applications. There does remain the possibility of picking up the previous model at a much lower price, should set someone back be the main factor for you, but with what this lens has to offer, it's well worth the asking price.

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3. Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. 

 

The Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH is caballed to be used with Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system cameras and provides an angle of view equivalent to a 60mm lens on a 35mm camera and life-size elevation at its closest focus FOCUS, or foci may refer to distance. It also sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and Mega O.I.S. Image stabilisation. 

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4. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens 

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM parts optical image stabilisation, life-size magnification, and weather-sealed construction. The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS features an ultrasonic motor and scored well in our judge. 

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5. Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED IF VR Micro Lens 

 

This Micro lens or LEN may refer to from Nikon flaunts a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, a silent wave focusing motor, which allows full-time manual focus override and Nikon's Nano-Crystal anti-reflective lens coatings. Lifesize increase is also possible at the lens' closest focus distance.

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6. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro 

 

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras yields an angle of view equivalent to a 120mm lens used on a 35mm camera, has a silent MSC focusing motor and produces life-size magnification at its closest focus detach.

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7. Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens 

 

The Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens proposals life-size magnification with a fast f/2.8 aperture, along with optical image stabilisation to help keep shots steady. The lengthy telephoto reach means you can get close-up shots without having to go too close to the subject, which should mean you can avoid disturbing or scaring any screw ups or wildlife.

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8. Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro 

 

It has bulk. It has a high payment but it has the features. In other words, another of those situations where the feature set and quality are not in question but the price will limit the market to those who uncommonly need this as a working tool. It would be very nice indeed to own, but it does need to pay its way, as well as needing a high degree of photographic aptitude to get the best out of its potential.

Given the need and the cash, the photographer will certainly not be disappointed in the results from the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens.

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9. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro 

Some lenses gel level away, others grow on us and this one grows on us very quickly as the new possibilities of mixing a 90mm lens with macro and tilt and shift start to sparkle the imagination.

This is a specialised optic that would be delightful to own, but at the price level will probably be for professional photographers with particular requests clear in their minds. It will be a workhorse and it will earn money.

In the general marketplace it is expensive, but if it's affordable then it will not deceive. Canon is to be congratulated for producing such a wide range of specialist tilt/shift lenses that break new ground and push back the limits of creativity.

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10. Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro 

 

The Canon range of tilt and shift lenses is unrivalled and impressive, and without a doubt, if there is a commercial need for what they offer then they will may refer to be purchased for that purpose and the fee will be acceptable. The fact that it is a macro lens as well as a tilt and shift lens is a very powerful combination.

The Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro is a spectacular lens and has the potential to produce beautiful and unique results, but for an amateur purchase, we would need deep pockets. However, for some, it might be a capacity and it would be a very desirable lens to own.

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11. Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro 

 

As a general purpose short telephoto for portraits, vistas, etc., it may be that the loss of AF will be an inconvenience. However, in the arena of macro shooting, this lens comes into its own, being what it is clearly objective for. Very often MF is the method of choice for macro shooting anyway. All the accuracy of the focusing is concentrated in the macro range and the image snaps clearly into core in the viewfinder or on the monitor screen.

The Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a well made, well-priced lens that will do the job efficiently and to an excellent familiar.

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12. Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD 

 

With or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel this new 90mm Macro optic, Tamron has deposed their 90mm up to date with the latest technology by incorporating Vibration Compensation, silent internal focusing with full-time manual override, moisture sealed construction and newly unfolded lens coatings to help suppress ghosting and flare. It sports a completely new optical design which uses two ELD (Extra Low Dispersion) elements and one LD (Low Dispersion) particular and is available in a number of different lens mounts.

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13. Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR 

 

The Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR lens caters an angle of view equivalent to a 150mm on a 35mm format camera when mounted on a Pentax Digital SLR. It sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, life-size elevation at its closest focusing distance and weather resistant construction.

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14. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 1:1 Macro 

 

There is no reservations that the Fujinon 80mm f/2.8 Macro is a superb lens, but then so it should be as it is priced considerably above the rest of the market. Unfortunately for Fuji X alcohols, there are limited options, but other marques have all sorts of fine macro lenses available to them. It is hard to find a bad macro lens where they all aspire to supremacy, being a flagship optic for most marques.

It's always a dilemma, but in summary, the lens is outstanding but the price is very high. It will help those who take the plunge and buy it very well and looks likely to last for many years of hard service.

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15. Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro 

 

The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a in all cases useful optic and the ability to continue to focus right down to life size is very appealing indeed. It offers excellent sharpness, selfsame low CA, is resistant to flare and distortion levels are low. Add to this the fact that it's lightweight, compact and dust/moisture resistant, Sony is onto a title-holder. 

Overall, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 macro lens is an excellent performer and a pleasure to use, at a realistic price.

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16. Samsung 60mm f/2.8 NX i-Function Macro 

 

This macro lens for Samsung NX cameras provides an cusp of view equivalent to a 90mm lens on a 35mm camera and life-size magnification at its closest focus. It also includes optical images stabilisation and silent focusing. 

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17. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro 

 

This telephoto macro lens for the Fujifilm X series cameras offers a field of view equivalent to a 91mm lens on a 35mm camera, has a bright f/2.4 maximum aperture and produces half life size magnification at its closest bring into focus distance 

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18. Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC 

 

This 100mm manual focus telephoto macro lens steps a fast f/2.8 maximum and life-size magnification at its closest focus distance. The manual focus Samyang 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens is elbow for a wide variety of lens mounts and has an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/32.

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For more lens suggestions, have a look at our 'Overwhelm Gear' section of the site where we have a variety of lens-specific top lists. 

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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