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Macro Lenses

Focus on the intricate world of macro photography with our exceptional range of macro lenses. Designed to capture stunning details, these lenses bring the smallest subjects into striking focus. From delicate insect wings to the subtle textures of flowers, our macro lenses are engineered with precision to offer life-size magnification and exceptional image quality.
Explore our Macro Lens range in detail
Do you have an eye for detail? Get up close with our range of precision-crafted macro lenses for exceptional clarity.

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RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
4.7*
(277)
avg. customer rating
Macro lens
Close up macro photography
Minimum focusing distance of 14cm
$$1,049
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Body price only
RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
4.8*
(186)
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Macro lens
Close up macro photography
Maximum shooting magnification of 1.4x
$$2,099
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RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
4.4*
(148)
avg. customer rating
Macro lens
Macro-capable portrait lens
5.0 stops Image Stabilization
$$1,079
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Body price only
EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM
4.7*
(435)
avg. customer rating
Macro lens
Close up macro photography
Built in Macro Lite
$$555
RRP
Body price only
RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
4.6*
(146)
avg. customer rating
Macro lens
Close up macro photography
Great for low-light shooting
$$839
RRP
Body price only
MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
4.8*
(300)
avg. customer rating
Macro lens
Close up macro photography
Capture subjects at up to 5x life size
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
4.9*
(8397)
avg. customer rating
Macro lens
Close up macro photography
True macro magnification ratio of 1:1
$$1,779
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Get into the finer points of Macro Lenses
Our macro lenses offer photographers a gateway to the smaller wonders of the world. These lenses are designed not just for close-up shots but also for detailed and clear images, thanks to their advanced optics. With features like high magnification, close minimum focusing distance and wide aperture giving you creative control over depth of field, these lenses are perfect for capturing stunning macro shots.
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Why choose Canon Macro Lenses?

Our macro lenses stand out for their exceptional quality and performance. They are specifically designed to handle the unique requirements of macro photography, delivering sharp, detailed images at close distances. With features like life-size magnification, precise autofocus, and wide maximum apertures, Canon macro lenses ensure your images are vibrant and crisp. They are versatile too, suitable for various photography genres beyond macro, like food, portrait and product photography making them an indispensable tool for every photographer’s kit.

Magnify your understanding with our Macro Lens FAQ
Have questions about macro photography or our macro lenses? This section covers everything from lens capabilities to specific shooting techniques.
  • What is a macro lens?

    A macro lens is a specialised camera lens designed for extreme close-up photography, capturing intricate details often invisible to the naked eye. It's capable of reproducing small subjects at life-size or even greater magnifications.
  • How does a macro lens work?

    A macro lens allows for closer focusing distances than standard lenses, enabling you to get very close to your subject while maintaining sharpness and detail. They have wide apertures allowing you to have a shallow depth of field, isolating your macro subject from the background.
  • Do I need a macro lens?

    If you're interested in close-up photography, such as shooting insects, flowers, or detailed textures, a macro lens is perfect additional to your kit.
  • Can a macro lens be used for normal photography?

    Absolutely. Macro lenses can be versatile, doubling as excellent lenses for general photography, including portraits, food and product, thanks to their high sharpness and ability to focus closely. While designed for close-up photography, they perform superbly for a variety of shots, offering crisp image quality.
  • Can you use a macro lens for portraits?

    Yes. Macro lenses are great for portraits, providing sharp focus and a unique perspective due to their close-focusing abilities and often wide apertures, giving you that beautiful background blur.
  • How to choose a macro lens?

    Consider the focal length for desired working distance, maximum aperture for light and depth of field control, and compatibility with your camera body when choosing a macro lens.

    You can use our Lens Finder Quiz to help you make the right choice.
  • How to use a macro lens?

    To use a macro lens, approach your subject closely and with care, adjust the focus to achieve sharp detail, experiment with different apertures to achieve the desired effect. A wide aperture (small f-stop value) will give you a shallow depth of field helping your subject stand out against a blurred background. A high f-stop value will give you a more detailed background. Consider using the camera’s built-in timer to trigger the shutter without physically touching it to minimise camera shake. A tripod can also be helpful for stability.
  • What is a 100mm macro lens used for?

    A 100mm macro lens is ideal for close-up photography for tiny subjects like insects, flowers and plants. With a comfortable working distance and 100mm focal length it offers a medium telephoto perspective ideal for wildlife. The RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM specifically lets you get close with images larger than life with 1.4x magnification and minimum focusing distance of 26cm. It’s the first lens with a Spherical Aberration Control ring that lets you vary the bokeh along with a soft-focus effect, making it also an amazing portrait lens.
Additional resources on Macro photography
Expand your macro photography knowledge with our resources and blogs. This collection offers insights into the art of macro photography, with tutorials, tips, and inspiring stories from professionals. Stay informed and inspired as you explore the fascinating world of macro photography.