Quote Originally Posted by Casey78 View Post
None of my links seem to work so ignore them!
But the questions still remain the same
It would be helpful to know what you like to photograph and plan to photograph, especially with the macro lens.

If you want a true macro lens, you want one that has a 1:1 ratio. As far as I know, you're only going to find that ratio in a prime macro lens. But some of the zooms have decent ratios between 1:2.3 to 1:3. If you do a lot of macro photography, then I would say get one with a 1:1 ratio. If you want more versatility, I would look at a lens like the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro Zoom Lens which has a 1:2.3 ratio and cost around $449 US at B&H.