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    Macro without a macro lens.

    Much as I love my new 60mm macro, sometimes the working distance is a little too close for wary subjects. So back to my favourite lens for a short trip down the lane. These taken today with the Leica 14-150mm, minimum focus distance 0.5m.

    Male Emerald damsel:



    Female Emerald Damsel (taken using 2x dtc):



    Male Common Blue Damsel:



    Taken using 2x dtc:



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    Re: Macro without a macro lens.

    They came out well, nice shooting.

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    Re: Macro without a macro lens.

    Gidday David

    Terrific shots of a sometimes very uncooperative subject ...

    As for your comments regarding working distance, I sometimes find the same. Love my f/2 50 macro, but using my 40-150 or 50-200 lenses with either my EC-14 TC or EX-25 extension tube to give me a closer working distance than either lens has natively.
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    Re: Macro without a macro lens.

    Great images captured here

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    Re: Macro without a macro lens.

    I think using a zoom for macro will allow a better DOF..........

    But probably limits to the detail, so may not really be macro......

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    Re: Macro without a macro lens.

    What is macro and what is micro? Nikon uses the term 'micro' for its 'macro lenses.

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