Today went to BP to take some pics, but found that I dunno how to use the close-up filters?!?
For e.g., I shoot a flower and wanted to fill the frame, zoomed in and found that the camera couldn't focus on it. Fine, that's becoz I was too close to the flower for focusing.
In comes the close-up filter (a Hoya +4). After attaching it, the image became even more out of focus?? Zoomed out slightly and it was better, but I couldn't get the AF to work. Ok, I switched over to MF and manage to get the focus on the EVF, but after I trigger the shutter, the captured image was completely OOF. What gives?!?
I also tried to enable macro mode with the close-up filter, but they apparant don't play well with each other. I tried turning on the "lens adapter" to "on" in the S602Z to disable to IR phase difference detector and use contrast detection as the only means of focusing (since I suspect the close-up filter confuses the IR focusing), but it didn't work.
How do I solve this problem? Is it due to over/under powered close-up filters? Will a higher/lower power close-up filter solve the problem?
P.S.: Found that the +4 filters gives very soft edges on the peripheral of the image (only centre is sharp). Will a +2 or +1 filter has less softening?