30mm vs 50mm vs 100mm macro on A77

Started Oct 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
AlphaTikal Senior Member • Posts: 2,152
Re: 30mm vs 50mm vs 100mm macro on A77

If you want do real 1:1 macro, you have to come very close to the subject. This is a big challenge, as the light source gets easily blocked and nearly useless for some common cases like insects. Very close to subject can create some problems in terms of the viewpoint.

This is my view and experience, as I started with it too. With 30mm you can have a different view to the subject and more dog. That's why it makes sense to have it in the bag. Its light and small and I can carry it everywhere.

I recommend the 50mm for beginners more than the 30mm. With it, you have more distance to the subject and the view is less problematic. It is not heavy and not that pricy too. I wish I had one and started with.
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