I have a CP5700 and since it's 8x zoom my mentality when coming to take macro shots is to
1) Zoom out to max 8x
2) Attach a Hoya +4 macro filter
The problem is that the subject is always blur, I have to zoom out to get a clear pic... then move near to get a shot... I scared away a few dragonflies last sat at BG... wonder if that's the way to use macro filters.
Attached them then move near, not attached and zoom ?
Another problem I have is with the aperture values.
The larger the aperture the more light? Or smaller the aperture the more light?
Smaller aperture blur-er background, larger aperture clear-er background.
Anybody can explain?
Normally on bright days I set my aperture to abt 2.9-4.1f.