Exploring macro lens features: Focal length


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Exploring macro lens features: Focal length

Once you start looking for a macro lens, you'll probably find that your camera manufacturer provides a few macro options, and that's before you even get to third-party offerings. So, how do you choose a macro lens? As with any lens choice, your first concern when selecting a macro lens will be focal length. Yes, there are longer and shorter macro lenses. And as with any other type of lens, a longer macro lens has a narrower field of view, and lets you magnify more. For example, I have here a 50 millimeter, a 100 millimeter, and a 180 millimeter. These are all macro lenses; 100 and 180 are both far longer than this normal lens, this 50 millimeter, so these are both telephoto lenses. They let me magnify distant objects.

But, all three of these are macro lenses. So, they have very short minimum focusing distances. Now, in terms of macro and focal length, the difference between the 100 and the 180, for example, is that with the 180, I don't have to get as close to my subject, bec...

Exploring macro lens features: Focal length
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