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Old Aug 18, 2005, 4:06 AM   #1
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I'm having problems getting my S2is to focus properly in Macro and Super Macro. I'm sure its me rather than the camera as I'm still getting to grips with all its features. However when taking Macro shots I'm finding it difficult to focus. The shots look fine on the LCD but not so good when I download them onto the PC.

My main problem is that when I think I've focused on, say, the centre of a flower, when I download the photo onto the PC I see that the centre of slightly blurred, but towards the edge of the photo, for example the petals, will be clear.

I've never had this problem before using a simply point and shoot Fuji A210.

The S2is should be capable of good Macro shots as that's one of its selling points, along with the 12x optical zoom.

Any idea where I'm going wrong?

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 6:26 AM   #2
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gidday Shaun

Maybe set cam to spotmetering and continuos shooting-should get 1 good one from 3

I also use focus bracketing which can give you some unexpected good results

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 7:30 AM   #3
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Many thanks - I'll give that a try.

Any more tips welcome. Cheers
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 2:28 AM   #4
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1. as mentioned before - shoot as many frames as possible... try as many possibilities and settings - and learn from results...

2. Use AV mode with F of 5.6, 6.3 and even try 7.1 and 8 - you can always blur the background, later on, with photo-editing program.

3. Play with lighting. You can get an amazing results - different angles of shooting and various sources of light.

4. If you use tripod or if the camera is very firmly held of placed - put the IS system on Panning.
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Old Sep 19, 2005, 8:21 PM   #5
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gidday Shaun

Maybe set cam to spotmetering and continuos shooting-should get 1 good one from 3

I also use focus bracketing which can give you some unexpected good results

Cheers Dom
nice photo of the flower!
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Old Sep 20, 2005, 8:28 AM   #6
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Thanks Gogriz

Thought Shaun was coming back for more macro hints

That photo was taken at f2.7(one of my earliest efforts)i now know that f8 is much better thanks for the help of folks on on these forums

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Old Sep 20, 2005, 11:40 AM   #7
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I'm listening to the hints as well. I just purchased a macro lens from lensmate for my S2, and I'm having trouble focusing with it. I like the idea of focus bracketing, and will have to try it.
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