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Old Nov 16, 2005, 1:47 PM   #1
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I'm having trouble getting detailed close up pictures with my V3. I've tried manual modes &automatic. I just can't seem to get it right.

I've found that getting farther away from the subject helps but then I wind up having to crop. I want good pictures right off the bat.

In the attached picture you can see the lack of detail. I was in automatic mode, no flash, macro on, and about 3" - 3.5" away from the part. It looks like it focused on the table behind the part even though I have it set on spot focus and was centered on the part.

Could somebody recommend anything to me? My main use for the camera will be close up shots. I need to figure out how to work this.

Would it help me to get the lens adapter and a telephoto lens, or am I doing something wrong. I would think I should be able to get decent close ups without an additional lens.


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Old Nov 17, 2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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see where your macro focus works (in inches or mm) in the manual
try using center or spot focus for macro use.
hope this helps.

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