Macro Mondays : Shooting Macro with a Telephoto Lens.

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Taken using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens

Some have asks if a telephoto lens can be use in macro photography. The answer is certainly yes. The photo above was taken on a foggy summer morning using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens. Although it’s not a real macro but a closeup, using a telephoto lens in these type of situations can really change the way we see things up-close.

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Taken using a Canon EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro

Advantages of shooting close-up with a Telephoto Lens:

  • You can photograph insects, bugs and the likes from afar without disturbing them.
  • Telephoto lens can give you a flatter perspective.
  • Will give you shallow depth of field allowing you to focus on your subjects.
  • Gives you enough distance to allow ambient light or lighting on your subject.
  • Will give the opportunity to see things in a different perspective.
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Taken using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens

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