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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2010
8:40 AM

Post #7944661

I am finding it very difficult to focus close up with this new camera. The manual focus is a real pain and isn't much of an improvement and using scene mode is no better at all. I get better pics with my old Coolpix 2500!!
Any suggestions????
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #7945812

Probably just not used to it (yet). There is a minimum distance you can focus the lens so make sure you haven't gotten past that point. If that is the case you might consider a macro lens or other add ons. Also you will have some movement focusing close using a hand held camera - consider a tripod or put the camera in burst mode and shoot many pictures and hope one comes out sharp as a tack.

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kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2010
7:22 AM

Post #7949424

Thanks for the advice; maybe I'll try a macro lens.
What a great shot of the bee. Is he on a Campanula??
Here's one of my bee shots from my old Coolpix.

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hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 7, 2010
9:23 AM

Post #7949748

Try your normal lens first before rushing out for a macro lens. You won't get super close up shots but you should be able to crop down and still get a great close up (that's what I did above).

The bee was on a Vitex (Chaste tree).
kudrick
Fallston, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #7952205

Thanks again.

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