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    My camera has a metering system that forbids me to shoot subject which are relatively close.
    Most of the time i want to close object/subject close up but unable to due to the system locking.

    How can i overcome this problem?
    lenses that are more narrow?

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    Default Re: shooting close up

    what system are you using?

    i think you are trying to shoot macro, did you use a macro lens/close up filter/ macro mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotaboy View Post
    My camera has a metering system that forbids me to shoot subject which are relatively close.
    Most of the time i want to close object/subject close up but unable to due to the system locking.

    How can i overcome this problem?
    lenses that are more narrow?
    It's not the metering... I believe it's more of the closest focusing distance issue.
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    Default Re: shooting close up

    Agree with Zac that most likely u went beyond the minimum focusing distance of the lens.

    You can focus closer with your existing setup by adding an extension tube(s), close up filters
    Alternatively you can consider a dedicated macro lens as an option

    Here is a good read on equipments for shooting macro.
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=261356

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotaboy View Post
    My camera has a metering system that forbids me to shoot subject which are relatively close.
    Most of the time i want to close object/subject close up but unable to due to the system locking.

    How can i overcome this problem?
    lenses that are more narrow?
    I'm using sony sytem.
    WHat do u mean by mcro mode?
    no i dun use filter,tube..etc

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    Default Re: shooting close up

    you are too close, and the camera cannot focus,
    so the camera don't let you take blur photo

    if you are using a DSLR with interchangeable lens,
    then get a macro lens, which can focus at close distances

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    Default Re: shooting close up

    What is the lens that you are using? This will help, as people can check up the closest focus distance.

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    Default Re: shooting close up

    Are you using the A100 or a prosumer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Are you using the A100 or a prosumer?
    does this have anything to do with A100?
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    Default Re: shooting close up

    I'm using a100 with a 28-105 lense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotaboy View Post
    I'm using a100 with a 28-105 lense.
    That dun seem to be a macro lens. That's where your problem is. Try adding a close-up filter, you may get better results.

    Is it this lens??
    28-105
    if so, you have a minimum range of 500mm which is like 50cm away.
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    Yes. What bro Zac08 mentioned is right. The 28-105mm lens is not a dedicated Macro lens hence, it will not allow you to get very close to your subject. The min. focusing distance still has to be observed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    That dun seem to be a macro lens. That's where your problem is. Try adding a close-up filter, you may get better results.

    Is it this lens??
    28-105
    if so, you have a minimum range of 500mm which is like 50cm away.
    But from cosina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotaboy View Post
    But from cosina.
    Still there should be a minimum focusing range for that lens right? What's the minimum focusing distance? Dun go below that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotaboy View Post
    But from cosina.
    yes bro, I know which one cos I have one from Vivitar too. Mine is the same as yours, just that it's marketed under different names. I've tried taking some close up photos with the lens too but the minimum focusing distance is actually quite far & does not allow you to do close up on your subject. You may want to get extension tubes or close up filters for close up shots with this lens. But results will still be better from a dedicated macro lens.
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