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    Default Normal zoom lens to macro lens on macro shooting

    whats the diff? it seems to be on a little bit of difference...in using both of them..?
    care to share?

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    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
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    Default Re: Normal zoom lens to macro lens on macro shooting

    Zoom lens is just a zoom lens, with variable focal length.
    e.g Nikon 18-200mm. There is a limit to how close u can focus the subject and
    you would not get as high a reproduction ratio compared to the macro lenses

    Macro lenses are designated as such because of their ability for closer focusing and producing higher reproduction ratio.
    e.g - Nikon 105mm micro - 1:1 reproduction ratio
    Nikon 85mm micro PC - 1:2 reproduction ratio

    The Nikon 70-180mm micro is a macro zoom lens.

    Here is an FAQ on macro written by Megaweb

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    Last edited by giantcanopy; 9th November 2008 at 05:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Normal zoom lens to macro lens on macro shooting

    yup! if you use a standard zoom of the same focal length of a macro lens (e.g. 100mm) the standard zoom has a larger minimum focussing distance, so you wont be able to get such intimate captures as the macro lens
    Shoot with your heart, not for greed/ego..

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    Default Re: Normal zoom lens to macro lens on macro shooting

    ooo...nice reference...thanks

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