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Merna L. Nobile
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Difference Between Micro and Macro?


What is the difference between a micro and a macro lens? This would be used for the Details and Macro category of the contest. Thank you, Merna

8/5/2010 12:02:12 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Photographically, macro is getting close enough to small things or details that you can still see with your eye, and getting a large image of it.
Micro would be actually hooking a camera up to a microscope for details or things that you would need a microscope to see.

8/5/2010 3:24:39 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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  Technically speaking, Gregory is correct. However, Nikon/Nikkor uses the term "Micro" to describe its line of lenses which will focus to 1:1 (or 1:2).
(...so what's in a name?)

8/6/2010 2:49:38 AM

 

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