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    Other uses for macro lenses?

    This may be a silly question, but I am a newbie who is just about to receive my first digital SLR. I am interested in doing some macro photography so I will be chasing a macro lens at some point. I am wondering if macro lenses are generally used for macro tasks only, or if they are more "diverse" in their uses? Basically, are there uses for macro lenses that I don't know about?

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    It is a lens like any other – just that it can focus very closely. The optical quality of a dedicated macro lens is also usually very high.
    The focal length of most macro lenses makes them ideal for portraits
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    Agree with Mongo, I bought the Canon Ef100 f2.8 macro some time ago and although I don't shoot a lot of macro this lens is an absolute "cracker" at portraits
    Richard
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    And a short telephoto with 150mm on a crop camera.

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    As Mongo said they are great for Portraiture. I have the Tamron 90mm and it gives a very sharp image.
    CAMERA: Nikon D800, Nikon D7000
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    Sigma 70 - 200mm f2.8 APO EX DG OS, Tamron SP 24 - 70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Sigma 85mm F/1.4 EX DG, Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm F/4 ED VR
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