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  1. RSprinkel

    RSprinkel TPF Noob!

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    Hi All,

    I have a question and I feel TOTALLY stupid for asking this. But since I am just getting back in the hobby after 15+ years this is kinda new to me, so here it is.

    On my Sigma lenses I have a switch called "Macro" Now what can/will this do, what type of shots would you use this for?

    Also if by any chance someone can post a shot with and without using the macro so I can see the difference.

    I very truely appreciate any and all help on this.

    THANKS,
    Ron
     
  2. voodoocat

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    Macro means that you can focus closer than normal.

    I don't have the lens, but here is an example of a macro shot.

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    This is about 1:1 which means that image is a full size representation of the object on the negative.
     
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    motcon TPF Noob!

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    as voodoocat aptly pointed out, a true macro is considered to be about 1:1. what sigma lens do you have?
     
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    RSprinkel TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for your replies. I think I understand.

    My Sigma Lenses are:

    28-80mm F3.5 - 5.6 II Mini Zoom Macro
    70-300mm F4 - 5.6 DL Macro Super

    Again, Thank You.
     
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    FYI There are no stupid questions,......only stupid answers. Yoou didn't get any stupid answers here, but never feel stupid for asking.
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'd feel stupid for bumping a thread from 2003...
     
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    Yes there is........... the questions that don't get asked.
     

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