Do I need a telephoto lens or a macro lens?

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BBbuilder467 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,499
Re: Do I need a telephoto lens or a macro lens?

If you think of your 50mm lens as normal, a 90mm lens is a telephoto. It's magnification could be the same as you have, but from farther away. You won't gain anything but working distance.

A 90mm macro lens would be capable of about 5 times the magnification at it's minimum focus distance. That would be 1:1 at the sensor.

What wasn't clear on the other forum is how much your video crops the image.

You seem to need some specific working distance from the lens to subject and that has to be factored in.

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