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09-17-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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macro on DA* zooms?

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I have read and read, but I can find no reference to a macro option on the two DA* zooms. Does that mean there is no macro switch?

I guess I could search this next question on the site, but if I did buy those two DA * lenses, is there an overwhelming preference for a macro lens to compliment those two? I intend to use it mainly for flowers, but other interesting subjects as well.

Thanks in advance for your time to reply.

09-17-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dodger Dave Quote
I am a new member, first post.
I have read and read, but I can find no reference to a macro option on the two DA* zooms. Does that mean there is no macro switch?

I guess I could search this next question on the site, but if I did buy those two DA * lenses, is there an overwhelming preference for a macro lens to compliment those two? I intend to use it mainly for flowers, but other interesting subjects as well.

Thanks in advance for your time to reply.

There is no macro switch on either DA* zoom. The DA 16-50 can focus down to about 10'', and IIRC it's about 1:5 magnification. The DA* 50-135 gets down to about 3 feet, with similar magnification.

50-135:


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