Asked by Shuvradeep — 27 Nov 2013
What is the difference between macro lense and macro extension tube?
Which one is better?
2,529 Views, Asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Howard Tenke said:
A macro lens is a lens that has a reproduction ratio of greater than 1:1. It more often then not refers to a lens with a large reproduction ratio even though they rarely exceed 1:1.
A tube be it macro or whatever it is called basically extends the lens focal length by a factor of its multiplier.
I am partial to just using a straight lens when I do macro work. I have used extension tubes but mostly when shooting wildlife. For most of my macro type photography you will see me putting on fixed focal length lenses.
1 year, 6 months ago
Ben Fringuello said:
A macro lens is specifically designed for macro photos, while the extension just attaches on to whatever lens you're already using, and is still limited by the performance of the actual lens. It's basically like a magnifying glass or something that screws on to the end of your lens.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
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