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Digital Photography Reviews of The Best Sony Macro Lenses

The Best Sony Macro Lenses for Macro Photography

Macro Photography requires Special Sony Macro Lenses. For the Sony a77 II Camera, there are two Sony Macro Lenses that Meta uses – The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens and the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. Both of these Special Sony Macro Lenses can also function as Sharp f/2.8 Prime Lenses. They have very similar features, including an Auto Focus Lock Button. The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens can shoot the Bee, but the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens can shoot the Bee’s Face!

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Digital Photography Reviews of The Best Sony Macro Lenses

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens / Prime Lens

The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens was Meta’s first General Purpose Walk Around Prime Lens and Macro Photography Lens. Meta has even shot a few weddings with this prime lens. This is a good starter lens for those wanting a good General Purpose Prime Lens, plus a very good Macro Lens. APS-C Crop Factor: 50mm x 1.5 = 75mm. 55mm Filters.
Fits in Lowpro 9 x 9cm Lens Case.

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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens / Prime Lens

The Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens has twice the magnification as the Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. It lets Meta get twice as close to the macro subjects for extreme close ups. It also doubles as a very sharp 100mm Prime Lens. It works well with the 12mm Kenko Extension Tube. Meta has even shot a few weddings with this Super Sharp Prime Lens. APS-C Crop Factor: 100mm x 1.5 = 150mm. 55mm Filters.
Fits in Lowpro 9 x 13cm Lens Case.

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Sony 70–200 f/2.8 White Telephoto Lens

The Sony 70–200mm f/2.8 “White” Telephoto Zoom Lens can be easily converted into a Macro Lens by adding Kenko Extension Tubes. The minimum focus point will go from about 1 Meter to about 10 cm, but you’ll loose your infinity setting. This is a great lens for shooting Hummingbirds and Wildlife Photography. APS-C Crop Factor: 70–200mm x 1.5 = 105–300mm. 77mm Filters.
Fits in Lowpro 11 x 26cm Lens Case.

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Digital Photography Reviews of The Best Sony Extension Tubes for Macro Photography

Kenko Extension Tubes for Macro Photography

Kenko Extension Tubes (Sold as a Set of 3 Tubes) are designed to enable any Standard Lens to focus closer than its normal set minimum focusing distance, thus producing much closer images. These are hollow tubes, no glass, that mount between the camera and the lens. They are recommended for shooting Extreme Macro Photography or to convert any Standard Lens into Macro Lenses.
All 3 Rings Fits in Lowpro 9 x 9cm Lens Case.

The 12mm Kenko Extension Tube works best with the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens.

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Digital Photography Reviews of The Best Sony Macro Lenses

The Best Sony Macro Lenses

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