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Old Sep 30, 2005, 8:27 AM   #1
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I am trying to understand what the main difference is between a standard macro lens (50mm) and a medium telephoto macro lens (100mm) both having F2.8.

I am talking about the main differences while using them for macro photography.

What are the advantages or disadvantages of using one versus the other?

Again I am talking just about macro photography.

Personally at this time I would chose the 100mm one, but I still want to hear other opinions.
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Old Oct 7, 2005, 1:35 PM   #2
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The difference between the 50 and the 100 is the working distance...

To get the same size ratio you have to get closer to the object with a 50mm than with a 100mm - sometime this can scare the critter away. Also with more distance the lighting is also easier!

I use a Sigma 150mm EX macro which allows me to use a camera mounted flash intead of all the fancy macro lighting:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=7
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Old Oct 7, 2005, 1:54 PM   #3
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Your photos are amazing. Really .
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