Macro question

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  1. randrx2

    randrx2 TPF Noob!

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    Please excuse me if this has been asked before.

    If I have 2 lenses:

    1. Regular 200mm with a focusing distance of 1.7ft and a reproduction ratio of 1:4.5
    2. MACRO 200mm with a focusing distance of 1.7ft and reproduction ratio of 1:1
    If I take a picture from the same 1.7ft away, will the images be the same? I assume the MACRO picture will be larger.

    I thought the reproduction ratio was a result of how close you could get. Is this true?

    Thank you all in advance.


     
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    Yeah from what i know the macro lenses has the ability to focus closer and to magnify opposed to regular lenses...
    I think that the image taken with the macro lens will be larger...
     
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    I got the chance to try out a lens and see the difference today. Yes, the macro image is bigger at the same distance and focal length. Pretty cool.
     

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