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Old Feb 20, 2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Well...sorry for my broken English...I'm from Hong Kong...gwehehe.



First, I am a FZ-50 user, and I've been usingRaynox DCR-150 macro lens. My big brother has a FZ-5 and he alwayswanted to try the lens. As it's difficult to take handheld macro photos he used the built-in flash withan aperture of F8 and a shutter speed of 1/1000. But then he couldn't see anything in the preview...just plain darkness on the LCD...and he had no idea whether he got the focus right.



I have seenmany stunning macro photos taken byFZ-5 users here...so there must be something wrong...can anybody help my poor brother? ¡Muchas gracias!
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 11:30 AM   #2
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Hi,

First of , the fz5 isn't to easy to use in rather dark surroundings, to focus is then not really possible.

Second I never used a shutter speed of 1/1000, normally the fz5 sets the shutterspeed to 1/80 when using the flash. So instead of using complete manual setting I would suggest using apperture priority and set it to f8 and let the camera figure out the rest.

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This is a tough one. I have taken several night macro shots at f8 and 1/1000 (with the FZ5) but what I did was used a flashlight to give enough light to get things into focus. You will see it a little bit and then things go black. It is a bit tricky but it worked for me. I have been happy with many night shots working in this way. Here is a shot taken at night with this method. (ps, I also used a little hand made diffuser over my native flash).

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Well...sorry for my broken English...I'm from Hong Kong...gwehehe.



First, I am a FZ-50 user, and I've been usingRaynox DCR-150 macro lens. My big brother has a FZ-5 and he alwayswanted to try the lens. As it's difficult to take handheld macro photos he used the built-in flash withan aperture of F8 and a shutter speed of 1/1000. But then he couldn't see anything in the preview...just plain darkness on the LCD...and he had no idea whether he got the focus right.



I have seenmany stunning macro photos taken byFZ-5 users here...so there must be something wrong...can anybody help my poor brother? ¡Muchas gracias!
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 8:00 PM   #4
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The desired effect in macro shots is detail and the only way to achieve that is light the more the better. Yes,I could clean up the noise in the background but look at the subject size.FZ10



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