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**** Lowest Price so far: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Refurbished - $254.99 + Free 2-Day Shipping (after $25 off)

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is this considered a macro lens?
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is this considered a macro lens?
No. Maximum magnification with the 85mm F/1.8 is 0.13X.

Edit: That's not to say that you can't use a non-macro lens for close-up photography but a true macro lens will give you at least 1.0X magnification.
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is this considered a macro lens?
This is considered a good portrait lens, especially at this price point.
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No. Maximum magnification with the 85mm F/1.8 is 0.13X.

Edit: That's not to say that you can't use a non-macro lens for close-up photography but a true macro lens will give you at least 1.0X magnification.
that's about what i figured. i just got a very killer deal on a canon 100 mm 2.8 usm lens, so i'm set for macro stuff, i believe.
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