Which lens should I use for macro photography?
Macro lens without zoom
The advantage of a lens without zoom, also known as primelens, is the large maximum aperture. This creates a small depth of field in your photo. In the photo, only the subject is sharp so that it comes off the background. For example, choose a 60mm f / 2.8 lens. Also important is the short focus distance so you can photograph close to the object. Choose a silent focusing motor so that living subjects are not scared.
Macro lens with zoom
Zoom lenses are also available to make good macro photos. There is an 18-300 mm f / 3.5-6.3 macro lens. This lens unfortunately has a smaller maximum aperture. But with an aperture of 3.5 you also create a nice focal depth. Because of the zoom possibilities you do not have to sit on top of your subject. And capture a little more of the surroundings with a larger angle of view. Here too: choose a short focus distance and quiet focus motor.