Comparing a Telephoto vs. Macro Lens

Layne Kennedy
Duration:   4  mins

What lenses should you use to capture your close-up images? In this video, professional photographer Layne Kennedy will discuss a telephoto vs macro lens.

Layne compares a regular 200mm telephoto lens with a macro 200mm lens. He demonstrates this by shooting a flowering hibiscus plant. The 200mm telephoto only allows him to get within a few feet of the flower, limiting his composition to full frame. The 200mm macro gets him within inches of the flower’s center, capturing the details and textures of the stamen and pistil.

Watch pro shooter Layne Kennedy, who shows you a telephoto vs macro lens and which lens might be right for your own macro photography.


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