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Old Jun 17, 2007, 8:47 PM   #1
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Good Day ...

I hope all is well in your domain.

I have an SP-550 UZ and, am next to 'dirt' relative to picture-taking-expertise.

I use'auto' focus only.

I have been taking pics using the Super Macro feature and, have had mixed results. I use a tripod, get as close to my subject matter without getting behind it, click to get the focus, and then further click to get the pic.

I have been shooting a cluster of flower buds. Some of the resulting pics show great clarity on the 'closer buds' and a bit of fuzzy on the 'further away buds.' The pics are suitable if sharpness and fuzziness are okay but, not okay if total sharpness is desired.

My question: how to obtain clarity on the entire photo?

Thank you for your time & consideration.

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Old Jun 18, 2007, 6:58 AM   #2
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Plz post few picture in super macro mode and other too .If you don't mind.B'coz I am planning to buy Sp-550UZ
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Old Jun 18, 2007, 1:27 PM   #3
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... I have attached one pic

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Old Jun 18, 2007, 3:12 PM   #4
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My question: how to obtain clarity on the entire photo?
Easy to answer: the depth of field (the area that appear sharp) become smaller and smaller the more magnification you get. So, basically, you will never get it.

The smaller the aperture you use (the bigger the number), the better depth of field. Depth of field depends also on the focl length, but this is fixed in super macro mode.

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Old Jun 18, 2007, 8:29 PM   #5
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Jorgen ...

Thank you ... good explanation.

I understand now; I'll select 'flatter' subject matter ...

Take care.

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