Terry McDaniel wrote in post #18871684
What exactly is macro?
The actual size of the spider is approximately 1/2 inch.
True macro means that the object in the scene is being recorded at life size or larger.
In other words, if this spider is 1/2 inch, then the spider itself would occupy 1/2 inch of space on your sensor.
It isn't about the final output, it is about the media that the image is originally recorded on. . Therefore, cropping doesn't even enter into the equation because that is something that is done after the image is recorded.
The term "macro" is misused all the time. . People would be better served to use the term "close up" photography when they are not doing true macro work. . I do a lot of close up work with my 100-400mm zoom, due to its close minimum focusing distance ....... but I cannot do macro work with it because it does not even come close to recording images at life size.
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