Among the most versatile type of lens is macro lens that focus from infinity half-life size and to full size that allow you to fill the frame with the subject's part such as eye that you want to highlight. Without being restricted to minimum focusing distance, it enables you to frame the subject. These lenses are the sharpest lenses available that can be a blessing for a photographer who wants to highlight a subject. Moreover, with an array of software tools you can smoothen and soften your subject's skin. Today, digital cameras can also help in removing blemishes of your subject so that you can sharpen the subject's eye and retain a natural look.
What Macro Lenses can do?
You should always use a macro lens with camera stand or tripod. These days you can also find some latest macro lenses with image stabilization that is a great advantage if you have to hand-hold the camera. There is nothing like a dedicated macro lens for getting a closer shot. These lenses are designed for taking close-up pictures. Usually macro lenses have 100mm focal range but you can also get 60mm too. This is why you can take great photos with the help of a macro lens that can give you fantastic photos in street journalism as well.
Choosing a Macro Lens:
When you want to choose a macro lens you should first pay attention to the aperture rating. Choose a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 that means the opening will be wide enough to accomplish. When shooting with the wide aperture macro lenses you can get excellent blurred backgrounds. If you are highlighting tiny subjects these camera helps in standing them out nicely. Secondly, it has the ability to shoot in low light condition. Moreover, you will get faster shutter speed with wider aperture. When you finally make the decision of buying it then this lens gives you delighted results even if you are taking photos with a low quality DSLR.
Suitable Focal Length for a Macro Lens:
Macro lenses offer excellent quality and have the capability to produce life-size magnification on the sensor. However, there are three different types of focal lengths and all of them have their own expertise with the final choice depends on you.
Lenses with 50-60mm Focal Length:
It is considered as the best for general purpose macro work such as flowers, etc. With crop factor x1.5 it has standard 75mm-90mm equivalent on APS-C.
Lenses with 90mm-105mm Focal Length:
It is most suitable for taking images of small creatures such as spiders, etc because there is a great working distance between the subject and the lens. It has APS-C equivalent of portrait 135mm-158mm. It can doubles up a corrected portrait with a slightly flattened perspective.
Lenses with 150mm-200mm Focal Length:
It has a superb quality tele-macro 225mm-300mm APS-C equivalent that is suitable for a professional photographer. This lens is famous among macro enthusiast due to its high quality.
Opteka 55mm 10x HD² Professional Macro Lens for Sony Alpha DSLR Cameras:
The Opteka 55mm 10x HD² Professional Macro Lens for Sony Alpha DSLR cameras offers you to take close-up shots that have 10X macro lens. It offers unbelievable details due to its 4 elements of high-definition optical glass. You can simply mount this lens in front of your normal lens and take close-up photos. Opteka 55mm 10X HD offers you to take photos as close as 4 inches from the subject that is suitable for highlighting small items that is impossible in a standard lens.
Some Important Specifications:
7.6 cm x 7.4 cm x 4.6 cm dimension,18mm minimum focal length,70mm maximum focal length, Enables you to take close-up shots,High-definition optical glass with 4 elements and HD 10X design suitable for both photography and medical use.