Over the last few weeks, we have noticed people reaching out and asking for the best macro lens for Sony a6500 cameras available right now. We have decided to publish this article to specifically for our readers with their typical budgets in mind. That said, we have also included a second lens in the article that we will also be featuring for our readers with higher budgets available for their camera lenses.
Both of the lenses we will be going over in this article are great for macro photography for their relative price points in the market. Additionally, they will both attach directly to the Sony E-mount on your Sony a6500 camera body without you needing to pick up any lens converters or adapters. On top of this, the lenses have also been available for a few years now and managed to earn solid reputations within both the a6500 owning community as well as the macro photography community offering a solid lens that will serve you well.
The Sigma 70mm F2.8 Art DG Macro Lens
Due to being a prime lens based around the 70mm focal length the image quality the lens provides is perfect for macro photography allowing you to get some great photographs in a number of macro situations. We have some photographs below that have been captured using the Sigma 70mm to show the type of quality that you can expect from it too. Although the lens is available in a number of variants for different camera types, the one linked on this page is the Sony E-mount variant that will mount directly to your a6500. Just keep this in mind if you are picking the lens up from your local photography store as you need the E-mount variant not the Canon or Nikon version.
If you are wanting to pick up a great little budget-friendly macro lens for your Sony a6500 that is going to offer you great image quality then you should definitely consider picking up the Sigma 70mm F2.8. It allows you to quickly and easily capture some excellent macro photographs with minimal effort without the need to break the bank. On top of this, the lens is very easy to use and the manual focus ring is smooth and easy to tweak helping you get the perfect focus every time.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 70mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro
As you would expect for its price tag and coming from Sony, the Sony FE 90mm is an excellent macro lens that is based around the 70mm focal length. The build quality is second to none with a close to perfect manual focus ring that is simple to rotate as required but its resistance level prevents you from accidentally overturning and over or under-focusing by accident. Again, the lens will attach to the Sony E-mount on your a6500 body without needing to pick up any lens converters or anything like that.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sony 90mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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Anderson Mancini – Bug Pose – https://flic.kr/p/5HHMSX
Bart Hiddink – spider mountain – https://flic.kr/p/4H8cv7
Christopher Henry – Alone in this big mad world – https://flic.kr/p/PoZLj6
Christopher Henry – Overfly – https://flic.kr/p/NytkZT