School - Macro Lens

Picture taken with Macro Lens Picture taken with Macro Lens Picture taken with Macro Lens
 
If you say 'macro' you might think of something small, in fact it might be something very small, and the use of a macro lens is usually to reflect and portray the small things around us such as insects and flowers. If you look at someone who is crawling in their garden with the camera pointing down towards the flowers; it is most certainly a macro lens he or she uses on the camera.

The term 'macro' means that the lens should be able to reproduce the objects at a true size on the camera sensor, the device that receives the light from the lens and records the picture digitally in the camera. There are many lenses that bears the name 'Macro' but not all can meet this. That is why you should look for whether the lens is capable of reproducing at the scale of 1:1 or not. If they can do that they are to be called 'a true Macro lens'.

Focal lengths of macro lenses can vary and they can be used for other needs than just to photograph flowers and insects. They are often suitable and used for for example portraits. A macro lens is often characterized for its short minumum focus distance and excellent sharpness. Though, something you often read in reviews is that a macro lenses autofocus sometimes is somewhat slower than other lenses of the same kind and price.
 
 
Five exemples of Macro Lens (see all)
Product Name Release date Aperture Focal Length
Nikon AF 60mm f/2,8 D Micro 1993 f/2,8 60 mm
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro 2005 f/2,8 60 mm
Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro 2006 f/2,8 70 mm
Canon MP-E65mm f/2,8 1-5x 1999 f/2,8 65 mm
Nikon AF-S DX 40mm f/2,8 G Micro 2011 f/2,8 40 mm
 
 
More samples
Picture taken with Macro Lens Picture taken with Macro Lens Picture taken with Macro Lens
Picture taken with Macro Lens Picture taken with Macro Lens Picture taken with Macro Lens






Top list
Our four most popular lenses (see all)
Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G
Follow us on Facebook
Through our Faceboook group you will recieve news regarding everything that concerns camera lenses and Lensora.

Lenses for Canon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1,2 L II USM Canon EF 85mm f/1,2 L II USM
Tokina AT-X Pro 16-50mm f/2,8 DX Tokina AT-X Pro 16-50mm f/2,8 DX
School
Our articles will educate you (see all)
Buy a new or a used lens?
Cleaning a lens
Focal length and field of view
Protect your lens with a filter

Lenses for Nikon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 G ED VR Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2,8 G ED Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2,8 G ED
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,8 G
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro
See lenses for your camera
Below you will find some models (see all)
Nikon D3100
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D5300

Newly added lenses
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR

Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II

Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Three popular lenses to look at
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS USM

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS USM
Sigma EX 50mm f/2,8 DG Macro

Sigma EX 50mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 G IF-ED

Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 G IF-ED

Recently visited lenses
Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3,5-4,5 USM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3,5-4,5 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II

Recently visited cameras
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D





Quick Search
 
 
What others are watching
 
Love is in the air?
 
Follow us on Facebook
 
News on Lensora