not a pretty flower, but it helps illustrate how much rain we're being soaked with lately.<br><br><img src="http://homepage.mac.com/jayhawk/.Pictures/toadstool.jpg" width="640" height="410" alt="shroom" /><br><br>how do you shoot macro? i know to press the macro flower button, but are you supposed to press that and then zoom in all the way or part way or no zoom at all? i like the results i am getting, but i just want to make sure i am being as effective as i can be.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
I think using the macro mode will allow the camera lens to focus at its closest distance to subject.. <br>From dpreview:<br>• Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity<br>• Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 5cm / Max 200cm / Tele 100cm - infinity<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br><br>
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Macro can be done two ways.<br><br>Easy way:<br>Shoot in "Inteligent Auto" (first on the dial IA) and get as close as you want. The camera automatically goes macro and you can shoot as close as 5 cm focal length.<br><br>Hard Way:<br>Shoot in "Auto" mode (second on the top dial). Then select the macro button. This locks the camera in macro mode and you have up to 5 cm out to a few feet.<br><br>I can't see why the easy way is not the best way. Same macro but you can then turn and shoot something far away without having to get out of macro.<br><br>I shot some tiny red ants. Could barely see them. Held the camera a little more than 5 cm away in the IA mode and I can see these ants clear as day abdomen, thorax.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ah, forgot about the zoom. I would say how you want to compose it. No zoom and you are shooting 28mm equivalent which is pretty wide angle. So you can be 5 cm out but you can bring in a lot of the surrounding. But if you zoom you flatten out the picture and narrow what is getting seen. You also can get a little further away.<br><br>At no zoom the 28mm fisheyes the view a tad. One can get rid of all of the fish eye bending of the shot by zooming just a tad. Any more zoom and hand shake will really start coming into play. But fisheye can really make the composition focus on what is in the middle, like your mushroom.<br><br>Now with a tripod not sure what the closest focal length is when zoomed all the way out. That would really push the resolving power. Not the best way to make a clear pic.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>• Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 5cm / Max 200cm / Tele 100cm - infinity<p><hr></blockquote><p>Thanks for that info DrJohn, I need to go back and read the whole DPreview over again now that I have used the camera.<br><br>So when it is in macro 5 to 200 cm but when pulled out to telephoto the minimum pulls back to 100 cm. Since I ski 200 cm skis I can remember that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
You may be correct, poly. The TMZ4 or 5 may just be enough for my needs. I'm beginning to think my most important criteria is size and weight. The TMZ line packs about as much punch as one could expect in a small form factor at a reasonable price.<br><br>- a.k.a. Mississauga -
The Photoshop "Lens Correction..." filter should be able to manage those slight barrel distortions without any problem. Assuming you have Photoshop, that is.<br><br>[color:blue]Laz, OFI[/i]<br></font color=blue>[color:green]<br>Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.<br>
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