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    Default Close-up filters



    Close-up filter is only use for shooting tiny objects? Do you use it when taking portrait above?

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    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, even for macro shooting, I prefer to use extension tube to close-up filters. And since you did mention quality in another '3rd party lens' thread. I've to tell u that close-up filters degrade quality.

    But before someone complaints, this degration may not be noticable on pictures.

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    Originally posted by Shadus
    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, even for macro shooting, I prefer to use extension tube to close-up filters. And since you did mention quality in another '3rd party lens' thread. I've to tell u that close-up filters degrade quality.

    But before someone complaints, this degration may not be noticable on pictures.
    I understand now.

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    Hey guys! Do u set ur camera to close-up mode when taking close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc. Why close-up filter degrade performance? Then use wat filter for ur macro lens? ISO 100 should be enough for taking close-up shots during the day? Eg, morning.

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    Originally posted by makan007
    Hey guys! Do u set ur camera to close-up mode when taking close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc
    usually I do not use closeup/macro mode


    Originally posted by makan007
    what: Why close-up filter degrade performance? Then use wat filter for ur macro lens?
    becoz' additional element always degrade the quality ... best is to get a macro lens and do not use any filter ..


    Originally posted by makan007
    ISO 100 should be enough for taking close-up shots during the day? Eg, morning.
    depend on what are you taking .. if lighting is good , ISO 50 is enough ...
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    potraiture of human and closeup filter....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    potraiture of insect and closeup filter......OOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKK
    potraiture of insect and macro lense........BBBEEEETTTTTEEERRRR

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    Originally posted by Fundee
    potraiture of human and closeup filter....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    potraiture of insect and closeup filter......OOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKK
    potraiture of insect and macro lense........BBBEEEETTTTTEEERRRR
    Thanks for the tips.

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    Originally posted by megaweb

    usually I do not use closeup/macro mode
    becoz' additional element always degrade the quality ... best is to get a macro lens and do not use any filter ..
    depend on what are you taking .. if lighting is good , ISO 50 is enough ...
    You use AV mode? Ya, Fundee mention that too. You are using digital cam? Dun see any ISO50 for print film?

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    Originally posted by makan007

    You use AV mode? Ya, Fundee mention that too. You are using digital cam? Dun see any ISO50 for print film?
    I use both DC and SLR ... I just posted some of my slides shots and you can see them here . See the pictures taken using Fujifilm Velvia ... ISO50. The quality may not up to your expectation due to "scanned" by using DC + Closeup lens.
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Ermm...sorry Megaweb I dun get it here.

    How come closeup/macro mode is not used? I thought then we will be unable to focus well on the flower? (My C2040Z Macro range: 20cm).

    Please enlighten.

    Thanks!

    Originally posted by megaweb

    usually I do not use closeup/macro mode



    becoz' additional element always degrade the quality ... best is to get a macro lens and do not use any filter ..



    depend on what are you taking .. if lighting is good , ISO 50 is enough ...

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    Originally posted by Blitz

    How come closeup/macro mode is not used? I thought then we will be unable to focus well on the flower? (My C2040Z Macro range: 20cm).
    oh sorry ... My DC does not have macro mode .. Yes, you need to activate the Macro mode in order to take macro shot ..

    for your case , try to use a tripod ...
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    Originally posted by megaweb


    oh sorry ... My DC does not have macro mode .. Yes, you need to activate the Macro mode in order to take macro shot ..

    for your case , try to use a tripod ...
    For SLR, which mode u use?

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    Originally posted by makan007

    For SLR, which mode u use?
    usually Av mode ... for insect shots , usually I will use f5.6 to f8.0 with fill flash ...
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Originally posted by megaweb


    usually Av mode ... for insect shots , usually I will use f5.6 to f8.0 with fill flash ...
    Using a smaller aperature??? Pls enlighten?

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    Originally posted by makan007

    Using a smaller aperature??? Pls enlighten?
    oh ya .. forget to mention .. I am using a macro lens (EF 100mm f2.8 macro) .. with smaller a aperture size , the object will get more focus ...
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    I see hee ok thanks

    Originally posted by megaweb


    oh sorry ... My DC does not have macro mode .. Yes, you need to activate the Macro mode in order to take macro shot ..

    for your case , try to use a tripod ...

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    Hey megaweb, tot you have a discussion thread on some closeup tips and setup? can show me the URL? Cannot find leh...

    Thanks

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    really envy u guys.....got such high end camera......me newbie wanna learn more from u guy discussion also........

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    Originally posted by Blitz
    Ermm...sorry Megaweb I dun get it here.

    How come closeup/macro mode is not used? I thought then we will be unable to focus well on the flower? (My C2040Z Macro range: 20cm).

    Please enlighten.

    Thanks!

    The close-up filter is used to lower your minimal focal distance.

    For most consumer digicams, the macro mode lowers the effective focal length of the camera.(i.e less zoom) such that using macro mode will result in a smaller subject compared to full tele + close-up/macro lens.

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    Using a smaller aperature??? Pls enlighten?
    At large magnifications, there is very little depth of field. For example, a dragonfly's head may be sharp but not its tail, if you don't place yourself parallel to the dragonfly.

    If you have a flash you can use even smaller apertures.

    BTW Velvia is slide film

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