A camera question: This question came to my mind after reading about camera used by …:
“Currently I am using Canon 400 DSLR and 100mm F2.8 macro lens for all my photography of plants”
My question is, especially to …: with this macro lens (or other macro lenses) what is the closest distance (both eyeview to object, and lense to object) and maximum distance it can ficus with sufficient details. Can one dispense with normal say 18-55 lens and do all photography with this macro lens..
You are using a fabulous lens for macro. The minimum distance is usually written on the lens itself. As in your case it is 30cm.
100 mm lens whether its designated macro or not, is a good portrait lens…
100mm digital lens with a dslr will give the same resolution as a 60mm regular format lens on 35mm film camera… yet there is a caveat… if you stand at the same position with both sets of equipment… the
So if you want the same high quality resolution, of a 200 mm macro lenses of 35 mm film camera you will have to go to 200×1.6 mm lens for digital camera….
that’s very very expensive… so one has to still resort to extension tubes or bellows… but I don’t think bellows are made with digital coupling … so digital extension tubes is still the best option with a standard 100 mm macro for going very close….
but people make a mistake … and say that a 100 mm lens of the 35mm camera when attached to digital camera behaves like 100×1.6 mm lens…. its wrong… its not enlarging things as it records, but its
i hope this is clear…
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