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I'm looking for a Canon DSLR lens that has similar capabilities to its prosumer and point 'n shoot counterparts. Answered

I love my Canon DSLR cameras, they have wonderful features and capabilities and lots of lenses to choose from (there's even a new model with a flippy screen!). Wonderfulness aside, I've been having terrible luck finding a lens that will let me shoot the same way I could with my Canon S5 IS. I'm not necessarily interested in an all-in-one lens with oodles of zoom, all I need is one that will let me focus on something from at least 3 inches to two feet, no fisheye, a wide Fstop range (from about 2.3 to 8 would be perfect). Has anyone found a lens like this anywhere?



6 years ago

Yes, the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro will take you from 1/2 life-size to infinity and the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM will take you from life-size to infinity. All will work on full-frame or 1.6X Canon cameras.

The Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM will take you from life-size to infinity on Canon 1.6X cameras.