85mm micro question

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I was playing around with mine I just got. Shooting in manual mode or any mode for that matter even though the minimum aperture is 3.5 it seems the lowest I can stop it down to is 3.8. The other night it wouldn't go below 4.0 or 4.5 can't remember exactly. Am I missing something? Shouldn't I be able to pull the aperture downtown whatever the minimum is anytime I want?
 
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Yes, you're missing something. All macro lenses behave this way as you focus closer. The same question was addressed last week.

Larry
 
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New to me. I use to always shoot at 2.8 with my old lens as close as I wanted, bade it hard to focus on one area because it was such a shallow depth of field, but it was my choice. Thanks for your response. Maybe it is the way this particular lens behaves.

Sorry bringing up something that was addressed, I did do a search but somehow must have missed that thread.
 

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