Does Minox 8x11 have 'macro' capability ?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Minox Photography : One Thread
Minox 8x11 camera can close focus to 20 cm, with an object field size of about 10x13.5 cm with an enlargement factor of 12.3x
1: 12 is no macro.
Macro photography is usually reseved for lens capable of 1x to 5x range.
With Minox 8x11, only if the object size is
is true Minox macrophotography.
- 8mm x11mm
- 16x 22mm
- 40x55mm or any sizes in between
Pictures taken at close range of 20cm with Minox 8x11 is only "close up" , not macro.
Close focus to 1: 12 is common place for 35mm lenses.
This can be clearly demonstrated with example from 35mm: a 50mm lens with close range of 12.3x has a close focus distance of 67 cm, which is no macro at all.
Zeiss Planar 50mm/f1.4 can close focus to 45cm, and that is 1:8, and nobody calls this lens a macro lens.
If you can zoom in on a piece of stamp or coin and fill the frame, that is what Minox macrophotography is all about.
Minox macrophotogrraphy can only be achieved by using afocal attachment lens.
-- martin tai (email@example.com), November 25, 2000