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Old Jul 8, 2003, 8:03 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Newbie here.

I've been trying to do some decent macro shots at about 6" to a foot from the subject (bugs, butterflys, etc). Using 'macro' mode, I get decent f-stops and decent focus but I can't get decent size images of the bug. I'd like to make the bug fill the screen top to bottom and side to side. Do I need another lense?


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Old Jul 8, 2003, 8:05 PM   #2
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Ugh. Sorry. The camera is a 717.
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Old Jul 9, 2003, 4:23 PM   #3
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the size of the image is going to depend on the size of the bug. a butterfly should easily fill the frame. a tiny flea or mite or another
tiny bug may not come close to filling the frame. it depends on how close you are to the critter. some cameras will get you to a 1:1 perspective but, that's usually so close that you could actually be touching the bug. not many bugs will stay put for long when they sense something close to them. close could be milimeters or inches or feet depending on the little beastie. in general the closer you focus the bigger the captured image. hope that helps a bit. any of you pros have any suggestions?

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 12:36 PM   #4
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It sounds corny but it works. Try holding a magnifying glass over the lens. It doubles the size of the bug and lets you get closer with good focuss.
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It sounds corny but it works. Try holding a magnifying glass over the lens. It doubles the size of the bug and lets you get closer with good focuss.
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Old Aug 4, 2003, 4:50 PM   #6
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If the Mag. Glass is inferier(opticly), then so will the picture
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Old Aug 5, 2003, 2:03 PM   #7
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Hello Andrew.

I have had the same problem.
Until I used my old macro ring from my 35mm camera.
With a 52mm adaptor ring I can mount it to the 58mm thread of our sony.
Brand: Sigma life-size diopter (+5)
I also bought a bw diopter +3. So I have know a +8 diopter.
Don't know how much, but i can get real close.
You can use any brand of macro diopter rings. The photo quality is good.

But this introduces other problems: movement, very narrow working space for a sharp photo. So it needs a lot of practice and patience!
good luck, fillip

If anyone has some suggestion for me to get it right?? please?? :roll:
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