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Old Jul 23, 2003, 9:03 AM   #1
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Default Macro with the Canon G2

Can anyone help out with taking macro's usning the Canon G2..

I don't have any special lens' or filters' but still would like to get the odd macro picture.

the problem I seem to be having is that I cannot focus on my subject i.e. I have a friendly little spider on my deck that makes his web then bask's in the sun directly in the center of it but like I said I cannot focus. The camera seems to be looking behind the subject and focusing on that .

what setting should my camera be on portrait landscape yadda yadda and then how do I get the subject focused
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 9:20 AM   #2
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Did you turn on the macro mode? Look for the flower icon. If this stumps you, suggest you RTFM (Read The Full Manuals). With some cameras there's also a more extensive manual on the CD that came with the camera.

Also check out http://www.photocourse.com where there's a free online "book" on digital camera basics (a worthwhile read for anyone new to digital cameras; even me with 20 years of SLR experience).
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 9:26 AM   #3
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Default Done that..

I have read the manual and there are two settings that I can use the Macro mode in.

I was just reading somewhere that you have to possible use the manual focus and optical zoom. I have teken some good pics with this camera and have had it for quit some time. As far as the manual goes i almost need a new one as it has been read many times.

Maybe it's time to empty the toilet paper roll and throw in a magnafying lens just for the heck of it
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