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    Can a macro lens ne used for taking far objects ?



    thanks (paisei think is a silly question... mi newbie 2 macro lens)
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    I tot of more like can kit lens used to take macro shot lol...

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    Yes, just that it has 1:1 macro capability but it also can focus to infinity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammie View Post
    I tot of more like can kit lens used to take macro shot lol...
    Reverse it and you also can take macro w/ the kit lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrifeYun View Post
    Can a macro lens ne used for taking far objects ?



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    Of course!
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    This is true only for the dedicated macro lenses eg. 1:1, 1:2.

    Not apllicable to those closeup filters.

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    kk thanks

    cause moi thinking of getting a lens with further range & for taking macroz too
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    If you are not really serious in macro but wanna try it out and at the same time need the reach.

    I think Sigma 70-300mm 1:2 lens suit you which cosr around $200-300+

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumball View Post
    This is true only for the dedicated macro lenses eg. 1:1, 1:2.

    Not apllicable to those closeup filters.
    hmmm so the canon 100mm macro lens can take far objects well anot ?
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    Yes, why not. A dedicated macro lens is just a normal lens but it offer a shorter minimum focusing distant than other lenses.

    In some sense, shorter minimum focusing distant (may) equal to larger image on your film/sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrifeYun View Post
    Can a macro lens ne used for taking far objects ?



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    I have a 100mm macro lens 2.8f (canon) some times I use it for portrait at the distance of 10 feet. The details can be very clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrifeYun View Post
    hmmm so the canon 100mm macro lens can take far objects well anot ?
    yes

    it has 2 focusing points :
    - focus far like a normal 100mm lens
    - focus near for macro like 1:1 in the focusing distance of 30cm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by franky View Post
    I have a 100mm macro lens 2.8f (canon) some times I use it for portrait at the distance of 10 feet. The details can be very clear.
    roger roger ! thanks
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    thime to save up $$$$ hehe
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    Or perhaps you can consider the Tamron 90mm... It is cheaper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantaresg View Post
    Or perhaps you can consider the Tamron 90mm... It is cheaper...
    how much is it?

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    If I am not wrong, a new piece will cost about $600. A second hand piece may cost around $400 plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by absoluthal View Post
    how much is it?
    new one cost $580.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Dolphin~ View Post
    new one cost $580.
    ok thanks....

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    buy Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens loh....not bad for 1:2
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