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Old Nov 22, 2020, 3:25 PM   #1
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Default DSC-W830 Close Ups & Size Settings

I just purchased a DSC-W830 to replace my very old DSC-T10 but I do not see a setting for magnifying glass on my new Sony. It says the macro will do the job but I am not certain. So far, the pictures I have tried are not crystal clear at all - perhaps someone can lead me in the right direction for these close up pictures of hallmarks on silver etc.

And - can someone give me an idea of the correct size to use to get an outcome of approximately 3072 x 12304 -

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G'day mate

Try looking for a flower symbol rather than the magnifying glass
Most cameras use focus from about 1/2-m to infinity for normal use, and after the flower is pressed, focus goes from about 1cm to infinity

However a) macro is often limited to wide-angle zoom, and b) sharpness zone (depth of field) is v-e-r-y small

Hope this helps
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Thanks Phil and what size should I set it for to get 3072 x 1230 for eBay?
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Thanks Phil and what size should I set it for to get 3072 x 1230 for eBay?
G'day mate

Hell no !!!!! ~ a computer (the whole) screen is only 1500px x 1000px or thereabouts, whereas a cigarette-packet sized image might be 400px x 300px

I suggest you right-click onto other ebay images of the size you are needing and look at the image-dimensions and take it from there
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Am certain you must know the correct size for eBay!
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Hey matey ...... use a bit of initiative > eBay themselves will show whatever size they need !!!

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So - this 85 year old just needed a bit of help - I will try to find the answer myself but sometimes it is a bit difficult..

Thanks Matey!
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A bit late to this but here's my two penneth

Some Sony P&S cameras do not have a Macro setting, when the lens is very close to the subject the camera automatically switches to Macro Mode, just a matter of experimenting to see how close you need to be.

As to setting the size, don't do this in camera use the highest quality level the camera provides, once the image is transferred to PaintShop you can crop and resize to your hearts content. Don't forget to apply a little sharpening after a resize. Always use "Save As" after processing instead of just "Save", to ensure that you retain the original image as shot.

Ebay wants images to be at least 500 pixels on the longest side but prefers more, anything up to 1600 pixels on the longest size, file size no more than 7Mb.
See more tips - https://www.ebay.com.au/help/selling...stings?id=4148

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So - this 85 year old just needed a bit of help - I will try to find the answer myself but sometimes it is a bit difficult.. Thanks Matey!
G'day Mylan

If I have mis-read your requests and offered you a 'failed' response - then please accept my apology

In the beginning I have glanced at your profile moniker and see ... 'mylan ... junior member ... posts 27' and wondered whether you are one of the recent crop of "invisible photographers" who seem to have joined this site, who add pitiful comments to 10-year old threads, but who never post any photos to demonstrate that they actually use a camera

My serious concern was that your thread might be from a troll looking for an onging debate about something quite useless to all of us

Mylan- I hope that whatever it is that you are after works out okay

Mike- thanks mate for responding as you have done .... well done

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Thanks Mike for your help and to Ozzie, I am not an "invisible photographer" and I accept your apology!
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