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Old Aug 4, 2014, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default Making the most of my Olympus XZ1


I have had an Olympus XZ1 for three years. I am generally quite happy with it. I have just used it so far in a 'point and shoot' manner and it has been quite satisfactory. However, recently I have been wanting to photograph wild flowers and it seems to have great difficulty in focusing. I think somehow the sensors can't catch say a light pink flower when the background is strong green or brown. I guess now is the time to make sure of the manual options. Can anyone recommend a good guide? The manual is not really comprehensible unless you already know what you are doing.


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Old Aug 4, 2014, 2:48 PM   #2
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You'd probably be better off if this was re-posted on the Newbie Help forum.

Briefly, it sounds like you might be trying to get too close to the foreground subject and the camera is locking on the background. The colors should have nothing to do with it. You need to learn how to achieve focus.
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 11:18 AM   #3
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What mode are you using? Macro or Super macro? Either you are too close or not enough contrast to get the camera to focus.
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