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Tullio Mar 9, 2006 1:36 AM

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I'm still struggling with the macro. I managed to get one "decent" (not so bad)shot out of...I lost count! I must be doing something wrong...

Tullio Mar 9, 2006 1:39 AM

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mchnz Mar 9, 2006 3:05 AM

Problems with super-macro or macro. I think many people are ignoring macro and using super-macro and zoom from 90cm.

I have seen one person report that normal-macro works for him - no elaboration though. I think normal-macro might be approached by first dialing up some amount of the allowed/restricted zoom range, then physically move the camera away from the subject in a series of steps until you can get a green focus box. When I tried this on one occasion, it resulted in something I could just as easily capture from further away with the zoom - but I should probably experiment a bit more some time.

buddhasghost Mar 9, 2006 10:33 AM

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So far, I've been kind of partial to the super-macro over the macro.

Tullio Mar 9, 2006 1:17 PM

Both shots were taken with macro. I'll try super-macro next timeto see if I obtain better results. Perhaps I'm getting too close to the objects with the camera in macro mode.

Tullio Mar 9, 2006 1:20 PM

One interesting thing about the second picture is that the background alsoappears to be on focus while the on the first picture, only the object is focused.

Buhammot Mar 10, 2006 2:22 AM

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This was one of my shots with super macro. seems to have some decent results, tho have to be incredibly close.

Buhammot Mar 10, 2006 2:23 AM

Double posted... :mad:.

Tullio Mar 10, 2006 11:37 AM

Hi Buhammot, just as a suggestion, I'd try to set the camera to VIVID or use the "custom" setting with increased sharpness.

Buhammot Mar 10, 2006 12:37 PM

I am pretty sure that i ususally keep the sharpness turned up +1. I would have had the exif info on the image, but I converted it to a tiff image, and I guess in the process it stripped the exif data. So here is the info from the camera.

Maker Note (Vendor): -
Macro mode - Macro
Self timer - Off
Quality - Superfine
Flash mode - Not fired
Sequence mode - Single or Timer
Focus mode - Single
Image size - Large
Easy shooting mode - Manual
Digital zoom - None
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - High , +1
ISO Value - 50
Metering mode - Center weighted
Focus type - Auto
AF point selected -
Exposure mode - Av-priority
Focal length - 600 - 7200 mm
Flash activity -
Sequence number - 0
White Balance - Sunny
Image Type - IMG:PowerShot S2 IS JPEG
Firmware Version - Firmware Version 1.00
Image Number - 1171780
Owner Name - John Vreeland

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