HI, recently bought a Canon 550d with a Tamron AF18-250 macro lens. This being a "macro" lens I assumed I would be able to focus in close. Shooting today and it became obvious it wont focus on anything closer than about 500mm, in fact looking at the specifications thats about what it's meant to do. Don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful lens and no doubt I was naive thinking it would do all that it does and more. Mind you even from a couple of feet away and cropped to bring close up it was still a pretty impressive shot.
I Do a lot of photography of watches, small items where I need to capture very small detail in close. Can anyone suggest a good mid price macro range lens or what size should I be looking for?
I see someone suggesting a large F stop for more depth of field? I would have though a small F (aperture wide open) for this sort of photo
Any advice appreciated