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Old Jun 16, 2008, 3:36 PM   #1
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i bought this close up lens (46mm thread )from ebay only a cheap one to try and experiment with before i buy a more expensive one .

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Do i have to ajust the setting in the camera to the c close up mode

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do i have to still press the macro setting on the top of the camera



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Old Jun 17, 2008, 4:27 AM   #2
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You generally use a close-up lens for telephoto macros not shooting close up (wide-angle macro mode).

AAK wrote a whitepaper for the Sony H series superzoom camera that has a couple of chapters you might like to read which should also apply to your superzoom.

Chapter 12 Extending Your Reach: Close Up (Macro)

Chapter 13 Extending Your Reach: Close Up/Macro Lens Reference Guide

http://www.aakatz.com/whitepaper/whitepaper/index.htm




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Fz18 needs to have the button on top pressed for proper focusing for tele/macro shots and I think this would apply to your use of a macro lens. Try it a bunch of different ways and see what works.

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The problem I see is if you are going to experiment with a cheap one you may think it does not work and never buy a good one. This is not really a lens, it is a filter. True close up lenses have a few elements to them (meaning more then one piece of glass). I use a Nikon 3T and a Nikon 4T. These require an adapter but do quite well I think. I have only used them a few times with the FZ18. See post I am about to make called Dragonflies and Macros.
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The problem I see is if you are going to experiment with a cheap one you may think it does not work and never buy a good one. This is not really a lens, it is a filter. True close up lenses have a few elements to them (meaning more then one piece of glass). I use a Nikon 3T and a Nikon 4T. These require an adapter but do quite well I think. I have only used them a few times with the FZ18. See post I am about to make called Dragonflies and Macros.
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can you still get the 3t and 4t and what adaptor do i need to use them.


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