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Macro Lens for Beauty Blogging

edited December 2012 Posted in » Canon T2i Forum
Hello all!

I came across this website when I googled best macro lens for Canon T2i.

@moose I'm new to using my Canon T2i (funny because I bought it a year ago). I'm currently a beauty blogger and need to be able to take really good close ups for makeup and beauty products, which the macro setting on the T2i cannot do.

So to get an idea of the pictures I'm wanting to shoot and how up close, here's a link:
http://www.temptalia.com/bobbi-brown-black-pearl-shimmer-lip-gloss-review-photos-swatches#more-36824

On this website I saw that this was recommended for beginners on a budget (totally me):
Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro/Close-Up lens

I plan on coupling it with the kit lens or the very popular Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. Is the 50mm lens really necessary or will the Raynox work with the lens my camera came with?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm very happy I found this website!

Comments

  • edited March 2013
    I'd love to know the answer to this too please!
  • edited March 2013
    Hello @jwelling,

    Some people use the Raynox DCR 250 2.5x macro lens with the kit lens (18-55mm) set at 55mm and get great results.

    If you are just getting into macro photography and you're unsure whether you should invest in a dedicated macro lens ($$$), or you're unable to afford a macro lens, this is the way to go.
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