"MACRO" on a zoom lens


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doremonx

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Hi,

What does it mean if we see the word "MACRO 1.3ft" on a zoom lens?

What does it mean if there is no "MACRO"?

I have 2 similiar range zoom lens, one with and one without. I would like to know what's the difference.

Thanks.
 

n0d3

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It means thats the minimum focusing distance needed for the lens to focus, in this case 1.3ft.
 

doremonx

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Thanks. What if there is no "MACRO" function on the lens?
 

n0d3

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If it isn't a dedicated macro lens, I doubt there'll be any difference. Lenses with a "macro' or a flower icon stamped on it probably just means that it has a smaller minimum focusing distance.
 

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