Head to Head: Which Camera System is Best for Macro Photography?

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DSLR or mirrorless? Full frame or crop sensor? There are a lot of options available to photographers today, but which ones are the best when it comes to macro photography?

Let’s find out!

DSLR vs. Mirrorless

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One major advantage that DSLRs have over mirrorless systems is that they typically have a larger working distance, so you don’t have to be as close to the subject, yet can still photograph them at up to a 1:1 magnification. The larger the working distance, the less likely you are to frighten off a live subject, or cast shadows on the scene with your gear. Of course, the major drawback of DSLR systems is that they are expensive – some macro lenses cost more than a mirrorless camera!

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