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Now I know why DSLR camera reviews do not have any ‘macro’ images in the image sample gallery.

The reason is because ‘macro’ on a DSLR needs a special lens and the ‘macro’ button only adjusts a few camera properties like aperture, shutter speed and flash. It does not physically move the lens elements.

More importantly, what you can achieve with a kit lens on a DSLR is a ‘closeup’. For ‘macro’ a dedicated lens is needed.

The most important point is this – while the camera body is important, the lens attached to the body matters more.

Obviously, if the person behind the camera matters the most. In my case, I seem to be lacking on the last front. Hoping that time will improve things.

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