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A 100mm macro lens is a classic choice for closeup work. It’s the first macro lens many photographers use. It's great handheld or on a tripod, and there are versions from different manufacturers with excellent sharpness and bokeh. But for a number of subjects, such as medium-sized flowers and insects, it’s hard to get a good background with a 100mm lens. Continue reading »
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