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Old Sep 1, 2010, 5:01 PM   #11
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Bless you Clint you're a gentlemen and a scholar....
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That's as close to spot focus as I could find - it just won't remember the size if you turn the dial to another mode. Maybe a custom set might work.
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Old Sep 1, 2010, 5:32 PM   #13
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That's as close to spot focus as I could find - it just won't remember the size if you turn the dial to another mode. Maybe a custom set might work.
I'd bet a lunch that Clint is right about a custom set working to hold the selected focus. I keep one of my FZ35 C settings on spot for shooting animals and dogs through cover. It keeps the AF from focusing on the closer foliage. Works perfect.

I wonder if there is some really dedicated member that is keeping track of all these very good FZ100 tips so we can someday have them all in one place. Even with my razor sharp memory (sure), I doubt if I will remember them.

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Old Sep 1, 2010, 5:45 PM   #14
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Dang Jack almost cut myself reading that post....lol...I'm about as sharp as a marble myself...

Would be great to compile all the tips and settings for the FZ100...working on indoor no flash shots now and the IResolution isn't looking bad at all...
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I had just a quick question that I could probably look up, but maybe you know.

What is the magnification difference at full macro between the FZ35/FZ100? 1:? vs 1:?
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I had just a quick question that I could probably look up, but maybe you know.

What is the magnification difference at full macro between the FZ35/FZ100? 1:? vs 1:?
Dustin I have no idea...I am depending on Clint and reading the manual at the same time...I couldn't even find the part in the manual about reducing the focus area until Clint clued me in...lol...
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Its all good, just wondering if someone had done the conversions somewhere on the internet, but they don't seem to, its just easier for me to think in 1:1, 1:2 terms when talking macro.

These look good though, nice n sharp. Macros are really something that these bridge cameras do well, and this one looks great.
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Dustin how could I possibly do this with the camera...take a picture at the closest focus and then calculate the area?
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Draw a one inch square box and shoot macros at the same distance from both the FZ35 and Fz100. Then compare the coverage.

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Calculating it is actually quite difficult because you have to know the object distance and the lens extension distance and really only works when lens is focused to infiniti.

see (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ad.php?t=51952)


however you can quickly do it like this (i think). the sensor on these cameras is 6.13mm. so at minimum focus distance if you can see just the 6mm mark on a ruler then its a 1x magnification. if you see something else you just divide it out.

please correct me if you know this is incorrect, but it should give a rough estimate.
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