One of the best

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Dave Veteran Member • Posts: 5,850
Re: One of the best

Satyaa wrote:

quiquae wrote:


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.

No need to apologize; I may be the only person on earth who was unfamiliar with the term.

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Canon EOS 80D Canon EF 135mm F2L USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM +10 more
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