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Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Rob Sheppard

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6. Isolation Focal Lengths

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ISO 200 • 1/15 sec. • f/4 • 50–200mm lens (MFT)

Using telephoto focal lengths for macro shooting

If I had to work with just two lenses for close work, I would choose a wide-angle and a telephoto. From reading Chapter 2, you are probably not surprised that I would not automatically include a macro. Not that I don’t like and use a macro (I do!), but if I had this limitation of two lenses, a macro would not be enough for me. As you learned in the last chapter, a wide-angle lens offers you the chance to connect your subject to its environment.

In this chapter, we’ll look at telephoto lenses (which include the telephoto ...

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