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    macro or not?

    When there is 2 lenses the same but 1 is macro and the other is not, what actualy is the differance apart from the price. Some thing like Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM compared to Sigma 24-70MM f2.8 EX DG macro?
    The things you see when you dont have a camera.

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    The macro lens is the older version of the two, its not a true macro but it focus's close. The HSM version is the newer one with built in focus motor and the Macro has a screw drive from the camera.
    The Macro version won't auto-focus on newer bodies without focus motors built in.
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    Thank you for that John, now it makes sense.

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