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    Default some help please :D

    i bought a canon 500d recently with a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm lens. my father says both can be used for macro. i have no macro lens currently so which is a better choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanchew View Post
    i bought a canon 500d recently with a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm lens. my father says both can be used for macro. i have no macro lens currently so which is a better choice?
    None of 'em is true macro lens though.
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    Neither is a good macro lens, but between the 2 I'd pick the 55-200 since you can be further away from the subject.
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    Default Re: some help please :D

    yeah i know none are a true macro lens. but i wont be getting the 100mm macro lens any soon so just wanted to know which should i use for the time being.

    i've been told that when using the 200mm lens, u shake abit is shake alot ><
    and the megapixel is not as good when zoomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanchew View Post
    yeah i know none are a true macro lens. but i wont be getting the 100mm macro lens any soon so just wanted to know which should i use for the time being.

    i've been told that when using the 200mm lens, u shake abit is shake alot ><
    and the megapixel is not as good when zoomed.
    Get a Raynox DCR-250 if you want nice macro with your 55-250mm.

    MP not as good when zoomed in? Pixel-peep you mean?
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    Do get a dedicated macro lens if macro is ur interest..
    Tamron 90mm is a good buy at its price.. do look up for it online

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    i didnt know that pixel quality degrades when u zoom in ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heshanj View Post
    i didnt know that pixel quality degrades when u zoom in ?
    It doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanchew View Post
    and the megapixel is not as good when zoomed.
    Wow. Whoever told you that doesn't know what they are talking about.
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    Default Re: some help please :D

    you can use extension tubes (basically empty hollow rings) with your 55-250 and dramatically decrease minimum focusing distance so it becomes something like a 'macro lens'.
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    Default Re: some help please :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanchew View Post
    i've been told that when using the 200mm lens, u shake abit is shake alot ><
    and the megapixel is not as good when zoomed.
    That might be true in P&S camera that allows you to do a digital zoom. In SLR cameras, you are optically magnifying the subject when you zoom in so the resolution does not suffer.

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