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    can teleconverter act as a macro lens?

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    Ans: No.
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    They are 2 different thing meant for different purposes. ...

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    just get a macro lens and you're good to go macro =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin
    Guys, please read the link. It does gives you insight how a TC can help in macro photography. It's not an absolute no. It has it's use.
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    I would suggest reading the excellent stickies in the Macro section than starting a thread here.
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    A teleconverter "increases" your focal length but does not decrease the minimum focusing distance. You do get a higher magnification but not enough to be called macro. Unless you stick it behind a macro lens in the first place.

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    Teleconverter: Increases your focal length throughout the entire range of your lens. e.g. 1.4X teleconverter + 50mm/f1.8 prime lens = 70mm/f2.8
    Do not confuse with Extension Tubes. Extension tubes enables your normal lens to focus much closer than it was designed for and hence, it is more suitable for macro. However, you will typically lose 2-3 stops due to loss of light. AF may work in good lighting but will hunt abit. If you buy the cheapo extension tubes without AF, then of course you lose all the AF functions on the lens.

    This is a teleconverter:


    This is a set of extension tubes:

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