12th April 2003, 11:19 PM
i am planning to move to macro / micro photography. wish to get some tips / advices on the following :
1) what is the difference between macro and micro lens ?
2) Sigma 180mm Macro verses 100mm Nikko lens or 60mm Nikkon lens ( F2.8 )
3) Shorter or longer 'mm' lens ?
12th April 2003, 11:26 PM
1)macro / micro lens same thing. "micro" is just a name given by nikon for it's macro lens.
2 & 3) Longer mm gives you a bigger working distance away from the subject to achieve the magnification you want.
13th April 2003, 11:22 AM
shorter or longer focal length also directly impacts depth of field.