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    Hi , i am having this problem with my 400D 17-85mm IS USM lens. When i try to take some close up pic...i always having difficulty to focus... anyone can help ?? thanks

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    For your lens, there is a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m. Are you focusing closer than that?

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    if its too close, change to manual focus...
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    Read the lens manual, each lens have different minimum focusing distance. I believe even on manual focusing there is also a minimum focusing distance stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjasonz View Post
    if its too close, change to manual focus...
    also no use... each lens has a min focus distance... even if you chnage to manual mode.. you will still be unable to get a focus.
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    As stated by the others, there is a minimum focusing distance for all lenses. If you want to focus closer, you have to add an extension tube or a close-up filter.
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    Default Re: difficulty to focus when in close up

    Quote Originally Posted by bomby929 View Post
    also no use... each lens has a min focus distance... even if you chnage to manual mode.. you will still be unable to get a focus.
    If the focal dist is too shorter. Even when to change to Manual mode, turn the focus ring & then snap, the pic will still be blury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mama2213 View Post
    Hi , i am having this problem with my 400D 17-85mm IS USM lens. When i try to take some close up pic...i always having difficulty to focus... anyone can help ?? thanks
    What sort of close-up pic? You might want to consider a macro lens.
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    thanks all for the reply ... thanks a lot

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    Default Re: difficulty to focus when in close up

    Or just get a Hoya +5 closeup filter... Its cheaper than a Macro lens... hehe..

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    Kenko extension tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by excelglsi View Post
    Or just get a Hoya +5 closeup filter... Its cheaper than a Macro lens... hehe..
    how much it cost ??
    and how it works?

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    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261356;)
    use your pop up to assist in focusin.maybe to dark?
    switch to manual-turn focus ring to macro-focus by bringing camera nearer or further to get focus,
    Last edited by kirkchua79; 4th June 2008 at 03:57 AM.

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    Default Re: difficulty to focus when in close up

    Quote Originally Posted by kirkchua79 View Post
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    switch to manual-turn focus ring to macro-focus by bringing camera nearer or further to get focus,
    What on earth does this mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    What on earth does this mean?
    Mabbe he was in the office when typing reply, scared being caught by boss....

    I guess what he means is like when using macro lens, turn focus ring for magnification then fining the focus by moving the camera forward or backward

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Mabbe he was in the office when typing reply, scared being caught by boss....

    I guess what he means is like when using macro lens, turn focus ring for magnification then fining the focus by moving the camera forward or backward
    Ah yes, this is a good way of finding and working with your minimum focusing distance.

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