Macro lens for Digital Rebel XT?

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  1. Lumenshroom

    Lumenshroom TPF Noob!

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    Title. I'm extremely new to photography so bear with me, but I have another question. Does that particular camera comes with a "normal" lens or do you need to purchase one?
     
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    This depends on what you understand by the term 'Normal Lens'. In 35mm film terms, that meant a 50mm lens which was considered to be the one that gave the closest approximation to what your eye saw. In APS-C sensor size digital cameras, that translates into about a 35mm lens. The answer to that is no. In fact there are only a couple of these lenses out there.

    More and more I'm finding when people, especially those more recently into photography speak of a 'Normal Lens' they refer to a mid-range zoom. Something in the 20 - 80mm range. In that case, then yes, almost all of the consumer-grade DSLRs can be purchased as kits with one or two lenses.

    Your thread title asks about Macro lenses; what did you want to know about them?
     

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