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10 best Macro lenses for Canon Cameras

Macro photography is an exciting and satisfying form of photography that lets you capture the intricate details of small subjects such as flowers, insects and other tiny objects. To achieve stunning macro images, it is crucial to have the appropriate equipment, specifically a top-performing macro lens. In this blog post, we will be highlighting the best macro lenses that are compatible with Canon cameras.


Macro lenses for Canon

  1. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM This lens offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1, a fast aperture of f/2.8, and built-in image stabilization. The lens also features a durable construction and is weather-sealed. (price approx. €1,030)

  2. Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM This lens is designed for Canon mirrorless cameras with EF-M mount, offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1 and a fast aperture of f/3.5, also it has built-in image stabilization. (price approx. €294)

  3. Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo This lens is unique as it offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1 to 5:1, and a fast aperture of f/2.8. It's mainly used for extreme close-up shots and it's manual focus only. (price approx. €1,162)

  4. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM This lens is a versatile telephoto zoom lens that offers a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3 and a fast aperture of f/4. It also features built-in image stabilization and a dust and moisture-resistant design, it's not a true macro lens but it allows you to get close to your subject. (price approx. €1,400)

  5. Tamron SP 60mm F/2 Di II Macro 1:1 This lens is designed for Canon APS-C cameras and offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1 and a fast aperture of f/2. (price approx. €550)

  6. Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art This lens offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1 and a fast aperture of f/2.8. It is also compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry around and use. (price approx. €500)

  7. Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC Macro This lens offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1 and a fast aperture of f/2.8. It is also compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry around and use. (price approx. €380)

  8. Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M This lens offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1 and a fast aperture of f/2.8. It also features weather resistance and high-quality build. (price approx. €1260)

  9. Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D Macro 100mm F2.8 This lens offers a high magnification ratio of 1:1 and a fast aperture of f/2.8. (price approx. €430)

  10. Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro This lens offers a high magnification ratio of 2:1, allowing you to get even closer to your subject. It also has a fast aperture of f/2.8 and manual focus control. (price approx. €500)

  11. Bonus: Kenko Extension Tubes These are not lenses but rather tubes that can be mounted between your camera body and lens to increase the magnification of your lens, they are more budget friendly option for macro photography (price approx. €125)

(all prizes last time checked January 2023)


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