Equipment for macro

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Barleyman Regular Member • Posts: 352
Equipment for macro

I have a few quesitons:

First,  whats the difference between Micro and Macro lens.  I see a number of lenses labelled as Micro.  IS that different from Macro lenses.

Second,  are there pros/cons or preferences for using the following methods (feel free to add more):

1. Purpose built macro/micro lens

2. Extension tubes

3. Bellows

4.  Reverse lens mount

I've had some luck using extension tubes,  as they allow me to use a longer lens,  and still get good quality results.   Just curious as this is not my focus, if you will,  as I usually do travel and landscapes.


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Nikon D3100 Olympus Tough TG-4 Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +5 more
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