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Old Mar 9, 2006, 1:36 AM   #1
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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...
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 1:39 AM   #2
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OK...two!!!
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 3:05 AM   #3
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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.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 10:33 AM   #4
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So far, I've been kind of partial to the super-macro over the macro.




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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.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 1:20 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 2:22 AM   #7
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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.
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 2:23 AM   #8
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Double posted... .
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 11:37 AM   #9
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Hi Buhammot, just as a suggestion, I'd try to set the camera to VIVID or use the "custom" setting with increased sharpness.
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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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