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Dumb Macro question of the day
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Member Since: November 02, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 01:40 AM GMT+7
Been looking at the subject of macro for some time now.
I get it , moderately understand it, but price of a good lense has has kept me away.
Got some extension tubes to play around and do some experiments.
So here it is.....
If macro enables getting a small subject to fill the frame, and normally you cant get the camera close enough to this within focus...... why not focus at minimum distance and zoom in ?
Quality? im being dumb? doesnt work like that?
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Member Since: October 22, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 04:42 AM GMT+7
No you are not. Macro lenses of DSLx style cameras are used for stuff like "picture of a housefly" or similar stuff. Specialist lenses that are not needed for model fotografie. The classic "kit" lense like the 18-55 is normally "good enough" for model pictures since you are using rather large f-stops (f/8-f/16 depending on sensor and lens quality) for maximum depth of field anyway. And the minimum distance of some zooms is not that much bigger anyway. I.e my Tamron 24-70 is "38cm" and a Tamron 90/f2.8 (a full featured macro lense) is "30cm".

Since some macro lenses (i.e the Tamron 90/f2. are also quite nice portrait lenses some fotographers that prefer primes have them anyway and then use them.