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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkist
    k take some sample let mi see?
    Sorry for the late reply. As requested. Left is 1 zoom, 35cm. Centre is +3 and right is +4.



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    thanks =)............. but is it possible to do a 12X with min WD with above filter?

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    Tried. Can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Teoh
    Tried. Can't.

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    u mean cannot do a 12X zoom with filter on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Teoh
    Tried. Can't.

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    Actually its possible.
    Just tried for first time today at AMK.
    1) set focus to manual.
    2) use the +4 CU filters
    3) zoom 12x on FZ10/20.
    4) aim subject from distance of about 30cm.
    5) move distance to and fro to find the focus zone. Its about 30cm.
    6) results -
    Last edited by rhair78; 14th February 2005 at 06:54 AM.
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    cant see the result.

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    That's because I tried not to let the lens be too far from the filters. Remember reading that you should avoid this where possible. Also, I use the Macro setting.

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    Took some shot again last night. So I'll share it now after i resize them. No cropping, handheld. 12X with magnifying

    #1 -SE T610's screen


    #2 - $2 note


    #3 - Panasonic charger

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    #1 - 4-6X zoom



    #2 - 12X zoom
    Last edited by sunkist; 16th February 2005 at 04:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny
    Hi Sunkist,

    Thought we are not suppose to zoom, especially up until 12x, when doing macro shot? Isn't zooming makes the minimum distance even longer?

    Not really.. Zooming has the effect of reducing Depth of field. Depending on the effect you're trying to achieve, you may wish to zoom in.

    ie.. You wish to have only a portion of the picture in focus. However, by bringing the camera closer to the picture at the largest aperture, you still have other unwanted stuff in focus.. By zooming in instead, the other stuff may fall out of focus because of the reduced DoF.

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    Got my +4 closeup today. Here is my test.

    FZ20 >> Raynox Adapter >> Hoya UV Filter >> Hoya +4 Closeup Filter
    Working Distance ~ 22cm

    All images resized to 600x450. No crop.

    #1 - No Zoom


    #2 - 6x


    #3 - 12x

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    how much is ur CU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkist
    how much is ur CU?
    $22.50

    too short

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    ur thread size is 58mm?

    wonder how much a 55mm cost lei.

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    52mm

    too short again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sil
    52mm

    too short again

    thanks u!..........

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    Did another tryout on setting with magnfying glass. Below is the setup which enable me to take the 5cent coin without any cast shadow. Handheld. If i do not prepare the white card for reflect light purpose. there will be a cast shadow on the coin. All shoots are with int-flash and setup shown below


    #1 - without home made diffuser for int-flash


    #2 - with home made diffuser for int-flash

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    Yet again,

    have 2 marco shot being done with magnifying glass.

    #1 -lesser blue



    #2 - big black ant

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    Default Trick to minimise CA - don't zoom until 12X

    Hi all,

    i'm new in CS but i've been using my fz1 since last feb. When taking macro shots, i use it with my nikon 6T closeup filter. One thing i learn't is that if u zoom to the max (12x), your shots will show more CA (CA = cromatic aberration = the blue or purple fringe along the edge between bright lit and dark things in your photo). When i zoom to 10x or 11x, the CA is much less, and there isn't much diff in magnification between 11x and 12x anyway IMHO.

    this works for my fz1 so it should work for ppl with fz3 and fz5 as well.

    perhaps all the fz10/20 ppl should try and let us know the results too?

    just my S$0.02

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