One of the best

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Re: One of the best

quiquae wrote:

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an RF 35mm F1.8 STM, which is a half-macro.

That's a new term for me, @quiquae.

Sorry for the confusion. It's a term that's often used in Japanese photography circles to refer to 1:2 magnification macro lenses like the RF 35mm STM and EF 50mm Compact Macro. I wasn't aware that it isn't commonly used in English until you alerted me.

I am hearing that for the first time but I like it.

I had a question on a site recently, asking for a lens that can do "macro larger than 1:1". One of the staff members from the store replied that they have a "1:2" macro, and some responses followed.

That can be utterly confusing for some. What is 1:2 vs. 2:1? "Half-Macro" is very clear.

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