Short Macro Lenses (30-60mm*)
Short macro lenses are best for cropped sensor cameras, which capture more magnified images than full frame cameras do. (A 30-60mm focal range appears as 45-90mm on an APS-C sensor and 60-120mm on a micro four-thirds sensor.)
A big advantage of short macro lenses is that they’re compact and lightweight. They also offer deeper depth of field (to capture a greater portion of the image in focus) and a shorter working distance, which means you need to get closer to your subject. This makes them suitable for product photography (such as jewellery) and other small inanimate subjects like stamps or coins, but less ideal for live subjects that scare easily. Bear in mind that the closer you get to a subject, the more chance you have of overshadowing it.