Macro lens (eg 100mm) as normal lens (eg 18-70mm)


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blurblur

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Hi, all master here

Can advise on whether I can use Marco (100mm) lens for normal photo taking like using eg 18-70mm lens



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DeSwitch

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1st thing, if you ask the masters here to reply to yr tread, most likely you will not get any replies. I'm not a master but yes, a 100mm macro lens can be use as a normal potrait lens.

Of course 100mm cannot be equal to 18mm. :lovegrin:
 

satay16

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yes, but what for?
 

dejected

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it depends on how you see it... good thing about 100mm is that it's sharp and maybe alittle too sharp for portrait... ;)

and you don't really have to get a 85mm 1.8 just for portraits :) with a 100mm macro you can take BOTH macro and portraits a 2-in-1 lens:lovegrin:
 

cantaresg

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Why not take the 100mm macro lens plus a soft focus filter? cheaper that way?
 

yehosaphat

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Hi, all master here

Can advise on whether I can use Marco (100mm) lens for normal photo taking like using eg 18-70mm lens



Thanks
Most definitely so. It is a normal lens with the additional capability of focus at closer distance from your subject. That is why it is called a macro lens
 

dejected

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Yes PP is costless... But it can also be time consuming for one who does not know how to, or simply one who does not own a PP software...

I highly recommend a soft effect filter :) it'll only be a one time investment and it's not exactly very costly, PLUS it adds on to your asset! :bsmilie:

 

lastboltnut

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No lah, PP cannot be costless......software and computer mah.:bsmilie:

Yes PP is costless... But it can also be time consuming for one who does not know how to, or simply one who does not own a PP software...

I highly recommend a soft effect filter :) it'll only be a one time investment and it's not exactly very costly, PLUS it adds on to your asset! :bsmilie:
 

yanyewkay

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Most definitely so. It is a normal lens with the additional capability of focus at closer distance from your subject. That is why it is called a macro lens
not only that.. macro lenses focuses slower because they have a longer focusing travel for finer adjustments. Some have the ability to limit the focus distance to speed up the AF-hunt.
 

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