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March 13, 2014
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hello, i want to know the difference between prime and macro lens. i saw macro lenses price is higher then prime lens. what is the basic difference? 

March 13, 2014
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Prime lens is just the lens which has fixed focal length. Most Macro lenses are prime lenses with fixed focal length. The difference between macro and regular lens is that with macro lens you are able to get closer to the subject and get more magnification of your subject. For example if you have a macro lens with Life size (1:1) magnification, it means that an object you are photographing will show up a life size on the sensor.

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March 13, 2014
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easyexposure said
with macro lens you are able to get closer to the subject and get more magnification of your subject. 

A macro lens is able to focus much closer to what you are photographing.
Because you are closer the object will be larger on the camera’s sensor.

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A great question… so that is the only difference?  Take two macro lenses, both 85mm (assuming similar apertures), one macro the other not… is the only difference that the macro lens would be able to focus at a much closer distance?

 

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mscharff said
A great question… so that is the only difference?  Take two macro lenses, both 85mm (assuming similar apertures), one macro the other not… is the only difference that the macro lens would be able to focus at a much closer distance?

 

It is certainly the major difference.  Another difference is that Macros are usually “flat field” lenses.
See the link.

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Thanks, Ron.

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