Difference between a macro and a normal lens?

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Cheshire-Chris Regular Member • Posts: 344
Difference between a macro and a normal lens?

Excuse my ignorance, but what's the difference between a macro and a normal lens? If I were to purchase, for example, the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro, what would it do that my 12-100 PRO set to a focal length of 60mm could not do (other than give me one extra stop of aperture)?

Thanks,

Chris

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