60mm vs 35mm

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by Luke, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    OK, I understand that the 60mm lens is called a macro despite the fact that it does not do 1:1 representation. And on the other side of the coin, the 35mm allows pretty close focusing ability as well. I'm just wondering how much "more macro" in real life is the 60mm compared to the 35mm. Does anyone have any shots showing both of them being used at their closest focusing point for comparison?
     
  2. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    The 60mm is 0.5x, the 35mm is 0.17x. In theory you can capture a small object three times larger with the 60mm; if you use the closest focusing distance of each lens.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Thanks for that info Julien.... I knew the 60mm was .5x, but didn't the equivalent for the 35mm. I guess it's a big enough difference then. A true macro would be nice.