Macro?

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  1. wamguy89

    wamguy89 TPF Noob!

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    If a lens says that it is a zoom macro (for example: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-18-270mm-3-5-6-3-Aspherical-Canon/dp/B001DYE1B6/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header]Amazon.com: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras: Camera & Photo[/ame]), that means it is not only for macro, correct? I just wanted to make sure... I have seen images taken with this lens that are not macro pictures, but I just wanted to be positive. Thanks!
     
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    Any macro lens can be used as a normal lens. Now calling that 18-270 a macro is more an advertising point. It just means it has a close focusing ability 19.3"s. I looked up its macro specs and is 1:3.5. 1:1 is life size, 1:2 is half, etc.

    I have been tossing around the idea of this lens for a travel lens. It's a jack of all trade lens so its not going to do anyone one thing great. But from what I have seen, it's a decent travel lens for someone who wants ease of transport / weight. I bought a D40X specifically for travel (want small but still dslr). My D300's and f/2.8's lens stay at home when I travel for work.
     
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    Ah, I see. I was pretty sure that's what it was... Thanks for clarifying! I just ordered this lens, because I really needed a little longer focal length than I had, so I think this will be good. I'll let you know how it is!
     

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