06-15-2021 12:25 PM
"But I'm debating between the canon 85 and 35. Your thoughts?"
Neither lens is a true macro but either one beats extension tubes, IMHO. Simply because a lens can focus somewhat close to a subject does not make it a macro. A true macro lens is a different lens design.
Yes, they are. Those RF mount macro lenses with 1:2 maximum magnification. They have your different design.
06-18-2021 01:14 PM
"Yes, they are. "
No they are not. They may focus closer but a "true" macro can do 1:1 reproduction. Plus they are optimized for better optic correction than non-macro lenses that simply focus closer.
Not saying they wouldn't work for the OP and the fact nobody makes a lens like the rf 85mil does make them a tempting choice for sure.