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Old May 1, 2003, 2:37 PM   #1
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In macro and super macro mode, which is better way to achieve good picture quality and right perspective, i.e moving camera towards object as could possible or zoom in full by moving camera away from an object.
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Old May 1, 2003, 3:06 PM   #2
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It's like non-macro photography...will your subject allow you to get close to it without taking off or attacking you? It's always best to get as close to your subject as you can, but if that's not possible it's great there are other options.
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Old May 1, 2003, 4:08 PM   #3
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without taking off or attacking you?
What were you thinking of Mike?
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Old May 1, 2003, 4:28 PM   #4
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I m waiting for voxmagna's openion
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Old May 1, 2003, 4:48 PM   #5
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What little macro work I have done taking prints of circuit boards and components, the problem with close work is the cam can get in the way of lighting, particularly if you are over the top. If you have the luxury of ring flash then you're OK. Lighting is very important. Otherwise, if it's a shot I'm in control of (passive moveable subject), I prefer outdoors, plenty of light and move back a touch to stop shading. So some zoom avoids getting too close to block light.

Now if it's snakes or crocks, then I think I'd prefer full zoom, radio control remote and cam insurance!
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Old May 1, 2003, 6:31 PM   #6
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without taking off or attacking you?
What were you thinking of Mike?
Like a closeup of a bird, or in the case of attacking you a snake like this photo (not mine, done by someone in the Oly C-700 group for an assignment):

http://www.pbase.com/image/13893960
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Shot through a glass tank I reckon!
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