What's the difference between a lens labeled "Macro" and one that isn't?

Started Aug 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
wuxiekeji
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Re: What's the difference between a lens labeled "Macro" and one that isn't
In reply to locke42, Aug 3, 2012

In general, the mainstream macros tend to also work VERY well as primes, if not actually better than their standard counterparts. However, they will almost necessarily be more expensive, slightly bigger and heavier, and if it has autofocus, it may be comparatively slow, if you care.

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