Hello! I was wondering how well this performs as a macro lens? I have a canon 50mm macro but to truly get close up shots, like of a bugs wings, I have to practically be touching the bug and by that point my camera or lens has blocked out all the natural light! I'm looking for a camera that will be good for very close up macro shots of bugs and other things in nature! I also need good clarity and quality will this do the job???
Clarity is quite good, no noticeable distortion. Bugs? Depends on the size of the insect. I took shots of a Sphinx moth (humming bird moth) with great detail.
This lens is not a microscope but does allow some distance from the subject-two to three feet is as close as it will focus. I'm happy with its versatility.