3 Affordable Macro Lenses Photographers Love

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If you’re looking for affordable macro lenses, you’ve come to the right place. Want to take pictures of your food? What about the watches you’ve collected? Well, know that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get the beautiful photos you are looking for. Dive with us; this overview will help you find what you need.

How We Chose These Affordable Macro Lenses

We chose these affordable macro lenses with a few things in mind:

  • We only recommend products that we have used and reviewed. Other policies and ethics do not allow us to do otherwise. That said, the product photos and sample images in this review were taken by our staff.
  • These affordable macro lenses are incredibly capable. They can shoot very close and also offer a lot of versatility.
  • Something that’s really important with affordable macro lenses is image stabilization. Consider using a tripod if you have one.
  • Affordable macro lenses aren’t just for close-ups. As you’ll see from our hyperlinked reviews throughout, they’re good for portraits, candids, and more.
  • In the macro photography ranges, you will feel like you have to lower your lens often. If you do, you will decrease the quality of the image past the diffraction point. Use focus stacking instead. Some cameras allow you to do this in the menus themselves.
  • The key to good macro photography is lighting. LEDs and constant lighting are not enough. Flash will give you the extra “pop” you are looking for due to the laws of physics.

Olympus 30mm f3.5

Advantages

  • Little
  • Lightweight
  • Good image quality

The inconvenients

  • Slow focusing, and it’s also probably the least accurate when it comes to focusing

In our review we state:

“As always with Olympus, the color rendering here is fantastic. I tend to like it better compared to Panasonic’s offerings, and Olympus overall just has good colors. My favorite has yet to go to Voigtlander.

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Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS

Advantages

  • Little
  • Lightweight
  • Relatively fast focusing
  • It’s a lens designed to always be on your camera.
  • Image stabilization (much needed in the system)
  • Stunning bokeh
  • Sharp enough for most uses but not as sharp as most L glasses I’ve seen and used. It’s still a shock
  • Fairly affordable at $449 regularly.

The inconvenients

  • We would have gladly paid more money for weather sealing.

In our review we state:

“While the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS isn’t quite L-grade, I’m certainly impressed with what it can deliver. This is a lens very designed for a hobbyist and enthusiast, so it is not designed to render the best image quality. If you’re a high-end enthusiast or professional, you’ll need to look to the company’s L lenses. Some of the best things about image quality are the bokeh, and like many other lenses, you’ll need to use a flash to get the maximum sharpness. However, as I say, I went back to Capture One to really look at the sharpness and it’s impressive for such an affordable lens and for such a new system. While people may hate Canon’s new RF system and I really can’t deny that it could still be more innovative, the lenses and performance are more than enough for most people.

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Samyang 100mm f2.8 Macro

Advantages

The inconvenients

  • No weather sealing
  • No contact lenses unless you buy this version

In our review we state:

“Despite all my qualms about using the lens, I admit that I like the quality of the image. I’ve seen much sharper lenses there. However, the colors of this lens are very beautiful. However, they do not resemble the typical colors of Rokinon and Samyang. I’m not sure what it is, but they almost look like previous Sigma stuff. When Sigma released the Art series, the color saturation was very high. And that’s what I think we’re getting here. Many people will like it, but will it be enough for a purchase? »

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