Apr 06, 2018 Written by Pratik srivastava Lens
1. Focal length is an important consideration in macro photography because it determines your “working distance” from the subject. The longer the focal length, the greater the working distance to achieve 1:1 magnification.
2. A magnification ratio of 1:1 means that when the camera is positioned at the closest focusing distance, the image formed on the sensor will be the same size as the subject. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is also called "life size" or "standard".
3. As with all lenses, macro lenses are available at a wide variety of price points. The good news is that they’re not necessarily more expensive than a regular, non-macro lens.
4. Macro lenses are also very good at portrait photography. A wedding photographer can use a macro lens to take closeup shots of a ring and then just as quickly capture beautiful expressions of guests.
5. Macro lenses with intermediate focal lengths (90mm to 100mm) provide a good compromise between these factors. They tend to work well in a wide range of conditions, making them a popular all-round choice.
6. Most modern macro lenses use an autofocus system. This makes it much easier to get a sharp image, especially with longer lenses which have a narrower depth of field.
7. Stability is huge in macro photography. While some cameras and lenses have stabilization built in, nothing can quite match the usefulness of a tripod for taking macro shots.
8. Autofocus is an important factor for most photographers these days. Given that macro prime lenses also work well for portraiture and general short telephoto shooting, a fast, accurate and quiet autofocus system is good to have.
9.A macro lens is a lens that specifically allows you to focus extremely close to a subject so that it appears large in the viewfinder (and in the final image).
10. A crucial consideration when choosing a macro lens is the focal length. Unlike when buying regular lenses, it’s not really about wide-angle coverage or telephoto reach. Instead, it’s all about the minimum focusing distance.