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Old Feb 27, 2004, 5:06 PM   #1
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I recently bought a DiMAGE Z1 and I'm still learning how to use it. My only question so far: I have been experimenting with taking "close-ups" of a small object :?: . I turn the "macro" on and get the "flower" icon on the LCD including an "S" for super macro. My problem, I can't focus properly when my lens is about two inches from the object. It seems to come into focus for a second or two, then gets blurry. When I press the shutter button down half way to focus, a little red box appears and the object does not come into focus. What am I doing wrong? By the way, my dial is tuned to "AUTO."
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 5:53 PM   #2
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Macro certyainly does work

http://www.freeuploads.co.uk/uploads/macromould.jpg

you could try setting metering to centre weighted or
if low on light use the flash with a piece of paper over it

Z1 can be picky about focusing - try rotating the subject
if you can

try setting the mode wheel to 'night'

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Old Feb 27, 2004, 7:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, Chris. I will experiment some more. I suspect maybe the lighting was not good enough to focus properly.
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 10:30 AM   #4
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Autofocus sometimes struggles if there is not enough contrast in the subject. Try pre focussing on an edge then recompose.
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