Basic macro questions

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sjs9828 Regular Member • Posts: 210
Basic macro questions

A lens that has 1:1 at 100 allows me to be a certain distance to get the 1:1, but I will not be able to move closer and focus. However, if I move farther back I can still focus .

If I have one that is 60 I am able, and must, get closer to achieve the 1:1 and again can move back and still focus.

With a diopter lens my distance is fixed, but I can put it on a lens and zoom/back off to change magnification.

With a macro it seems a bit more forgiving in that I may be off a bit in distance and not get my 1:1, but I can still nail the focus. With the diopter I am going to have to get that distance exact which could be difficult in a more spontaneous walk around shoot.

A tripod would be helpful either way due to the close distance causing movement to be more pronounced.

Flash would help to freeze any movement if a tripod is not with me.

Seems like a diopter is better for very controlled circumstances than for going out and exploring.

Am I understanding this correctly?

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