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12-25-2009, 02:02 PM   #16
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When you do see two lenses identical except for macro, chances are pretty good you're looking at a 2X difference in price as well as size & weight. At least, for true macro (1:1) lenses, not so much for zooms tha all themselves macro but really aren't anything special.

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ic. Could you explain, as far as 100mm macro and a 35mm macro, ie DA35limited, what the differences would be? The pros and cons of each? Thanks
12-25-2009, 09:49 PM   #18
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Please read any of the very many other threads on macro lenses, or any of the excellent articles Google will find for you. But the short answer is, the longer the focal length, then the further away you can be for the same magnification. If you think you can live with being only an inch or two away from the subject, a 35 would be fine. If not, a 100 would be better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Please read any of the very many other threads on macro lenses, or any of the excellent articles Google will find for you. But the short answer is, the longer the focal length, then the further away you can be for the same magnification. If you think you can live with being only an inch or two away from the subject, a 35 would be fine. If not, a 100 would be better.
thanks for clearing that up. ^^ Ah, peace of mind

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Otherwise, if you're still looking for a cheap all-in-one lens, here you go: Promaster 18-200mm Digital XR EDO Autofocus Zoom Lens - eBay (item 380190473537 end time Dec-28-09 16:15:49 PST)
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