“Photography is the art of teleporting the past into the future” once quoted Mehmet Murat ildan, a popular Turkish playwriter and novelist.
Photography has been trending since the camera was discovered in the 1810s. Everyone just loves to be photographed, but some people like to capture their sight as a memory. Before this era of social media and digitalization, people only had photos as a memory, no archives and gallery were there back then. One thing has remained the same from the first photograph captured in 1826 till now, our love for cameras. Today, we will be talking about a very specific kind of photography that has intrigued many and is continuing to do so; Macro Photography. So, all the Macro enthusiasts on the front buckle up as these Macro lenses will not only enhance your photography but make your memory, Micro logically beautiful!
From big cameras to large lenses, canon is everywhere to be seen.
Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8
Founded in 1937, Canon has been one of the best when it comes to photography. From big cameras to large lenses, canon is everywhere to be seen. Canon really took the show to its name by releasing the SII in 1949, at that time, this camera was capable of swapping interchangeable lenses.
Always ahead of its competition, Canon’s EF-S 35mm f/2.8 is one of the best when it comes to macro photography. This is exclusively designed for APS-C cameras which are not too expensive but at the same time also provides bang for your buck.
With a total focal length of 56mm (including Canon’s 1.6X Crop), it gives decent proximity to your subject. One of the main reasons that we have covered this lens is the value you are getting for the price you are paying. Sure, better macro lenses are available but no other lens can provide as much value as this one. It comes with some features like Optical stabilization and Built-in ring light which added a bonus to the package.
Nikon has a separate and die hardly loyal fan base which is quite hard to beat.
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G
It would be unfair to categorize this brand anywhere lower than others because Nikon has a separate and die hardly loyal fan base which is quite hard to beat. Founded even earlier than Canon, Nikon was founded in 1932.
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G is nothing less than the holy grail of Nikon’s Macro lenses. It is hands down one of the best and crispy lenses offered by the brand. The one feature that makes it stand out is its optical image quality. With the sharp and reliable image quality, it outshines many.
Focus speeds are also instant with better low-light performance than the previous generation.
Alongside quality, functionality is also an aspect taken care of. With multi-purpose side buttons, you can customize their functionality as per your requirements. Another version designed specifically for mirrorless cameras is Nikon Z 105mm f/2.8 VR S. Overall, if you are looking for a macro lens, this should be in your cart as soon as possible.
Sigma is one of the few companies that compete in the independent region of the lens manufacturing business.
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art
Coming directly from the world’s largest independent lens manufacturer, Sigma is one of the few companies that compete in the independent region of the lens manufacturing business. Founded in 1961, it has made a name for itself and still is a family-owned business to date.
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art is the choice for you if you don’t mind third-party manufacturers. This will not only save you a lot of money but also will give a sustainable approach towards your passion for photography.
Talking about the lens, it provides excellent image quality and the focus is also good but one of the most distinctive features about this third-party lens is its manual aperture ring. Many of the modern macro lenses still lack it but it’s so underrated feature that comes in handy every time you go for a shot. Along with this, it also provides good weather resistance and makes everything on the go for you.
Although macro photography is linked to patience and long hours of working with tripods, this lens provides the opposite, thrill and adventure.
Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
Sounding like a production company in the first look, Fujifilm started in 1934 not as a camera manufacturer but as a photographic film producer. It was until the 1940s that Fujifilm decided to expand as the manufacturer of lenses and other camera equipment.
Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is straight up for the people who don’t like to work with tripods. We recommend you to use X-line APS-C cameras with this lens for the best results as it enhances its focal length to around 120mm which gives amazing subject-to-object proximity.
Although macro photography is linked to patience and long hours of working with tripods, this lens provides the opposite, thrill and adventure. If the aperture would have been more flexible, this would definitely top the list. With silent autofocus and built-in five stops rated optical image stabilization, this lens is perfect for the wanderlusts and no-tripod army.