Introduction to Macro Lenses


In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, presents a brief introduction to macro lenses, and talks about some of the determining characteristics of macro lenses that make them unique from other lens designs. The video begins with facts about the magnifications macro lenses are able to produce, as well as how these magnifications render subjects in regard to the size of your camera’s image sensor. From here, Weitz talks about choosing different focal length lenses, and the benefits of shooting with wide focal lengths and telephoto focal lengths. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at



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