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Old Mar 12, 2010, 8:39 AM   #11
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I believe if Macro mode was used and you go over 2m then you can't focus anyway.
That's my understanding too: The maximum distance for close-up is 2m (6.57 feet) according to the manual (Pg 71).
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 10:25 AM   #12
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While we are on the topic of Macro, I wanted to make sure I understand the manual, which is a bit confusing to me. If I understand correctly, the closest distance you can get to an object in AF Macro is 1 cm when wide open. As you use the zoom, the distance you can focus changes until you get to 4x zoom where the manual says the maximum distance is 2m. Did they mean to say minimum distance to the object is 2m (i.e., that you can't be any closer than 2 meters)?

If you look at the chart on page 71 and on the screen when in AF Macro mode, it seems to suggest that between 4x-10x the camera can focus between 2 meters (6.57 feet) and infinity. Once you get to 11X-18X you are in tele macro mode and can focus from 1 meter (3.28 feet) to infinity. Am I reading something wrong?

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Old Mar 12, 2010, 11:15 AM   #13
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the closest distance you can get to an object in AF Macro is 1 cm when wide open.
That's how I understand it too.

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...focus changes until you get to 4x zoom where the manual says the maximum distance is 2m.
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Did they mean to say minimum distance to the object is 2m (i.e., that you can't be any closer than 2 meters)?
Yes... you are quite right in my opinion, and the manual appears to be incorrectly worded (Maximum should be Minimum I believe).

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Once you get to 11X-18X you are in tele macro mode and can focus from 1 meter (3.28 feet) to infinity.
Yes - You have indeed figured this all out correctly
Sadly the manual is really not that well written!!

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