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Old Feb 5, 2010, 8:56 AM   #951
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Sarah,

Could you please give some advice to a newbie? I'm trying to get some clear and very close macros of my watch. I'd like to get a very close picture of a section of the dial, but the best I can do is a macro of the entire watch case.

Any advice?

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Put the camera in macro mode and then zoom in until the zoom bar in the display is directly on the arrow. The whole zoom bar then will turn green. With decent lighting you should be to focus on thing that are nearly touching the lense. If auto focus wont do it just switch to manual focus and focus it that way. Hope that helps.

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Old Feb 5, 2010, 9:17 AM   #952
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who has the best price on the p90

best I can find is 369
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Jim-

Please understand that each camera has a limitation called the minimum focus distance-macro. That is what you are fighting and the reason you cannot probably get as close as you desire and record a sharp photo.

There is also minimum focusing distance-zoom which is the closest that the zoom on the P-90 can focus. Give the tele macro procedure a shot. That is focus in on the watch with the zoom to see what magnification is possible. Other than that the only other thing you can use if a Close-up filter. I do no believe that the P-90 can mount filters, so that may also be problematic as well, or you will end up physically holding the filter in front of the lens ehile the D-90 is on a tripod.

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Put the camera in macro mode and then zoom in until the zoom bar in the display is directly on the arrow. The whole zoom bar then will turn green. With decent lighting you should be to focus on thing that are nearly touching the lense. If auto focus wont do it just switch to manual focus and focus it that way. Hope that helps.

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Jim-

Please understand that each camera has a limitation called the minimum focus distance-macro. That is what you are fighting and the reason you cannot probably get as close as you desire and record a sharp photo.

There is also minimum focusing distance-zoom which is the closest that the zoom on the P-90 can focus. Give the tele macro procedure a shot. That is focus in on the watch with the zoom to see what magnification is possible. Other than that the only other thing you can use if a Close-up filter. I do no believe that the P-90 can mount filters, so that may also be problematic as well, or you will end up physically holding the filter in front of the lens ehile the D-90 is on a tripod.

Have a great day.

Sarah Joyce
thank you both for the information. I used the macro mode zoomed in to the green triangle and was able to get a nice focus. I did have to adjust a few settings for lighting. I changed the ISO to 64 which seemed to work best.

I had to crop the photo a bit in iPhoto to get really close but I think this came out pretty well for a new guy.

Please let me know what you think.

Jim
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Welcome to the folder, Naples-

You got some excellent macro0close-up results. It looks like you are ,oving along nicely.

Have a great weekend.

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Thanks Sarah for your comments !!! really appriciate it
A cople more that i took sterday !!!
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Viky, those are EXCELLENT shots!
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hi guys. You guys post some lovely pictures. here are some i took with my nikon p90

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