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EF 75-300 lens

shele
Contributor

I have an EOS RP and am using an adapter for my EF 75-300 lens. The lens has on the side a macro symbol 1.5m/4.9 ft. What does that refer to? Can I adapt to macro? 

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ebiggs1
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"The lens has on the side a macro symbol ..."

 

A lot of the time the marketing department gets overly  optimistic with words. No matter which 75-300mm lens you have it is not a true macro lens.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

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rs-eos
Elite

Which specific version of that lens do you have (first-generation, Mark II, or Mark III)?  I only looked at the Mark III user manual and there's no mention of macro capability.

 

I believe what you are referring to is the minimum focusing distance of the lens*.

 

Note that this distance isn't from the front of the lens to the subject.  It's the distance from the sensor itself to your subject.  There should be a sensor plane mark (line through a circle) on your camera body.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

shele
Contributor
I guess it’s a first generation

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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, M200, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, Lr Classic

shele
Contributor
Thank you. That was helpful. It’s the minimum focusing distance specification

ebiggs1
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"The lens has on the side a macro symbol ..."

 

A lot of the time the marketing department gets overly  optimistic with words. No matter which 75-300mm lens you have it is not a true macro lens.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!
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