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100 in 100: Macro lens buying guide

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100 in 100: Macro lens buying guide

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By Fred Singer

May 22, 2008

Day 69: If you have a zoom lens that says it’s a “Macro,” don’t believe it. Sure it’ll get you close, likely to within 1:3 magnification (that’s 1/3 life-size on the film or sensor) but technically, true macro is considered 1:1 magnification—life-sized--or higher. And to get 1:1 magnification, you need to buy a dedicated, non-zoom Macro lens... [Read it all!]


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