EFS 55-250mm IS - macro?

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Columbusrat Regular Member • Posts: 178
EFS 55-250mm IS - macro?

I'm  hoping this isn't a dumb question... Why does my Canon EFS 55-250 say 'Macro' on it when as far as I can see it has no macro capability without 'added extras' like a Raynox? A macro ability isn't even mentioned in the specs. Are they using the term loosely rather than the strict definition?

Another possibly dumb question: for macro photos of insects, my aim is often to be able to see the individual ocelli in the compound eyes. I'm a bit short-sighted, and I shoot handheld without spectacles - am I ever going to be able to judge the image on the LCD screen to make manual focus a realistic option?

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