1st November 2002, 09:46 PM
'MACRO' or 'MICRO' shots???
Anyone care to lay down the real definition(s) of these two terms and how correctly they should have been used(or I would say should not have been abused)????
"the should not been misinformed one".....;>
well lets talk it out people!
2nd November 2002, 03:14 AM
2nd November 2002, 11:07 AM
thanks a lot mate.
really appreciate it.
3rd November 2002, 12:49 PM
can share what's the diff between macro lens and close up filters?
4th November 2002, 07:00 PM
Midnight is mainly correct. Photomacrography is an image size on film or ccd that is greater than lifesize. Where that ends, or the image ratio stop's, has never been made clear.
Photomicrography is generally any shot taken through a microscope. This is the tricky one. Different type's of microscope's allow different range's of image ratio. Not all are invisible to the eye. Infact a ratio of only 5:1 is possible with a microscope, while an image ratio of of around 75:1 can be had with a camera and the right equipment that does not use a microscope.
The term macro used by camera maker's and stamped on a camera or button is really just a term they use for closeup. No camera comes out of the box that has TRUE macro capabilites. It's up to us to add what is needed to get to that stage. Macro is not something we can buy. It's something that is gained and learn't IMHO.