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Top 19 Best Lenses For Macro Photography 2019

Written by Gina Stephens

 

Here at ePHOTOzine, we clothed 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 decisions with. Come up to b become our large review collection is a rather long list of lenses which are designed to capture excellent macro images and close-up photos. No meaning what the weather, it's always a good time to count down the top macro lenses ePHOTOzine's reviewed. So when finest and other subject start appearing, you're armed and ready with the right photography kit. Macro lenses are great for detailed close-up cracks, but can also be used as a portrait lens.

If you don't see one of your favourite lenses on the list, it could be it didn't score high enough or we've ascetically not put it to the test yet but we're more than happy to hear your suggestions so please feel free to list them below.

If you inadequacy to, you can purchase/find more information about each lens or LEN may refer to listed by clicking the green Amazon buttons featured below each by-product. It doesn't cost you anything extra when you press our Amazon buttons but by using our Amazon Affiliate tie-ups when ordering anything online, you are supporting the site – thank you.

 

 

1. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS 

 

The Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS is creative in use and produces excellent macro images. The price may be a little on the high side, but on the other hand, there is little choice for the Sony A7 assortment user, unless we look at less expensive manual focus lenses. Plus, it works so well on the A7R II that it should be an essential buy for those utilize consuming 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 develop intensifies 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 idyllic for all short telephoto applications. There does remain the possibility of picking up the previous model at a much lower price, should expense 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 schemed 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 glorification at its closest focus 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 performs 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 reading. 

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

 

This Micro lens from Nikon entertainments 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 provides an oblique 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 distance.

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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 put forwards life-size magnification with a fast f/2.8 aperture, along with optical image stabilisation to help keep shots steady. The eat ones heart out 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 glitches or wildlife.

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8. Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro 

 

It has bulk. It has a high prize 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 remarkably 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 glance at 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. Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1  

 

There is no question that there will be many photographers who will be delighted by the arrival of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The greater reach of 150mm see fit be welcomed, and indeed is highly sought after already as photographers search for legendary long macro lenses from the days of film.

Vade-mecum focus can often be the method of choice for macro work, depending upon the techniques needed, but at least can be regarded as a little impediment. This is an superlative addition to the options available, especially perhaps for Pentax users who have had no option at all before this.

A specialised lens to some degree, but one that can be Favourably Recommended.

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10. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro 

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

This is a specialised optic that liking be delightful to own, but at the price level will probably be for professional photographers with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel particular applications clear in their minds. It will be a workhorse and it last will and testament earn money.

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

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11. Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro 

 

The Canon cook-stove of tilt and shift lenses is unique and impressive, and without a doubt, if there is a commercial need for what they offer then they discretion be purchased for that purpose and the price will may refer to be acceptable. The fact that it is a macro lens as well as a tilt and shift lens is a very strong combination.

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

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12. Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro 

 

As a non-specific purpose short telephoto for portraits, landscapes, 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 evidently designed 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 manifestly into focus 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 choice standard.

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

 

With this new 90mm Macro optic, Tamron has submitted 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 demonstrated 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) medium and is available in a number of different lens mounts.

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14. Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR 

 

The Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR lens purveys 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 expansion at its closest focusing distance and weather resistant construction.

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

 

There is no suspect 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 consumers, there are limited options, but other marques have all sorts of fine macro lenses may refer to available to them. It is hard to find a bad macro lens where they all aspire to merit, 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 wait on 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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16. Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro 

 

The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a invariably useful optic and the ability to continue to focus right down to life size is very appealing indeed. It offers excellent sharpness, unquestionably 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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17. Samsung 60mm f/2.8 NX i-Function Macro 

 

This macro lens for Samsung NX cameras makes an angle 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 focal point. 

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

 

This telephoto macro lens for the Fujifilm X series cameras outfits 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 focusing footage 

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19. Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC 

 

This 100mm manual focus FOCUS, or foci may refer to telephoto macro lens proposes 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 on tap 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 'Most superbly Gear' section of the site where we have a variety of lens-specific top lists. 

Republished: ephotozine.com

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Top 19 Best Lenses For Macro Photography 2019

Written by Gina Stephens

 

Here at ePHOTOzine, we fool 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 decisions with. Number our large review collection is a rather long list of lenses which are designed to capture excellent macro images and close-up photos. No pith what the weather, it's always a good time to count down the top macro lenses ePHOTOzine's reviewed. So when blossoms and other subject start appearing, you're armed and ready with the right photography kit. Macro lenses are great for detailed close-up whacks, but can also be used as a portrait lens.

If you don't see one of your favourite lenses on the list, it could be it didn't score high enough or we've wholly not put it to the test yet but we're more than happy to hear your suggestions so please feel free to list them below.

If you privation to, you can purchase/find more information about each lens listed by clicking the green Amazon buttons featured below each by-product. It doesn't cost you anything extra when you press our Amazon buttons but by using our Amazon Affiliate connections when ordering anything online, you are supporting the site – thank you.

 

 

1. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS 

 

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

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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 founds 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 unreal for all short telephoto applications. There does remain the possibility of picking up the previous model at a much lower price, should price be the main factor for you, but with what this lens has to offer, it's well worth the asking price.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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

 

The Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH is lay out 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 increase at its closest focus distance. It also sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and Mega O.I.S. Image stabilisation. 

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM mugs 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 over again. 

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

 

This Micro lens from Nikon sports a near 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 heightening is also possible at the lens' closest focus distance.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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 provides an approach 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 distance.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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 extends life-size magnification with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a fast f/2.8 aperture, along with optical image stabilisation to help keep shots steady. The eat ones heart out 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 make a balls-up ofs or wildlife.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

8. Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro 

 

It has bulk. It has a high evaluation 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 unusually 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 capability 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.

Buy On Amazon USA

 

9. Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1  

 

There is no suspicion that there will be many photographers who will may refer to be delighted by the arrival of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The greater reach of 150mm on be welcomed, and indeed is highly sought after already as photographers search for legendary long macro lenses from the days of film.

Enchiridion focus can often be the method of choice for macro work, depending upon the techniques needed, but at least can be regarded as a little impediment. This is an cool addition to the options available, especially perhaps for Pentax users who have had no option at all before this.

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A specialised lens to some degree, but one that can be Quite Recommended.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

10. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro 

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

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

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

Buy On Amazon USA

 

11. Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro 

 

The Canon run of tilt and shift lenses is unique and impressive, and without a doubt, if there is a commercial need for what they offer then they settle upon be purchased for that purpose and the price will be acceptable. The fact that it is a macro lens as well as a tilt and shift lens is a very impressive combination.

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

Buy On Amazon USA

 

12. Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro 

 

As a run-of-the-mill purpose short telephoto for portraits, landscapes, etc., it may be that the loss of AF will be an inconvenience. However, in the arena of macro shooting, this lens turn up into its own, being what it is clearly designed for. Very often MF is the method of choice for macro shooting anyway. All the accuracy of the focusing is concentrated in the macro sort and the image snaps clearly into focus FOCUS, or foci may refer to in the viewfinder or on the monitor screen.

The Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro lens or LEN may refer to is a well made, well-priced lens that intention do the job efficiently and to an excellent standard.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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

 

With this new 90mm Macro optic, Tamron has yielded 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 lay open 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) piece and is available in a number of different lens mounts.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

14. Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR 

 

READ  Top 27 Best Pentax Lenses 2018

The Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR lens demands 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 strengthening at its closest focusing distance and weather resistant construction.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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

 

There is no disbelieve 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 drugs, 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 goodness, 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 complete those who take the plunge and buy it very well and looks likely to last for many years of hard service.

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

16. 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, mere 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 prizewinner. 

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

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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

 

This macro lens for Samsung NX cameras accords an angle 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. 

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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

 

This telephoto macro lens for the Fujifilm X series cameras presents 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 concentrate distance 

Buy On Amazon UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

19. Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC 

 

This 100mm manual focus telephoto macro lens makes 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 at ones disposal for a wide variety of lens mounts and has an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/32.

Buy On Amazon usually refers to: Amazons, a mythical tribe of woman warriors Amazon rainforest, a rainforest covering most of the Amazon basin UK | Buy On Amazon USA

 

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

Republished: ephotozine.com

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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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