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    Hi guys, why is it that I cant seem to be able to focus sharp enough on small insects even when using close-up +4. Is using auto/manual better when doing macro shooting? Tks

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    Quote Originally Posted by F717
    Hi guys, why is it that I cant seem to be able to focus sharp enough on small insects even when using close-up +4. Is using auto/manual better when doing macro shooting? Tks
    believe u using F717...

    anyway, if u using +4 or +2 the concept is get closer to the subject. prosumer cam's focusing is much slower than DSLRs so u may need to find a rather stationary insects. i forgot about the distance u need to be for +4 & +2 but normally u just from widest of your zoom on your camera, move close to the insect, focus, get the fixed distance then use the zoom to get the desired picture.
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    oh ya, a tripod will be useful as well.
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    F717, welcome to Clubsnap

    Using the closeup filter , previewing at LCD while taking macro/closeup has very shallow DOF. To focus, the distance between the object and camera with filter is kind of fixed .. abt 18 to 25cm depend on the camera ..


    below is a list of threads related to the macro techniques

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=23499
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=33907
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=31400
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=20145
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=38511
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=54648
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=48263
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=37425
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=37279

    hope it helps
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    Tks guys,

    Read abt the canon 250D, will it b able to focus nearer to the insect without the telephoto convertor? What is the minimun distance and where can I get it at the cheaper price?

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    I agree with Del_CtrlnoAlt. You need to be close to your subject.
    Anyway, prosumer cam can do only so much mahhh...
    Maybe u can try the Sony Telecon lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F717
    Tks guys,

    Read abt the canon 250D, will it b able to focus nearer to the insect without the telephoto convertor? What is the minimun distance and where can I get it at the cheaper price?
    It works the same as a +4 close up filter, so the lens have to be at least 25cm (around that) from the subject in order to focus. It should cost around $100++ though I got it for $100 at mscolors last year. If you want to take the subject from a slightly further distance, u can consider attaching another telephoto convertor ontop of the close up filter but the magnification will be slightly lesser than using the close up filter alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by majere2sg
    It works the same as a +4 close up filter, so the lens have to be at least 25cm (around that) from the subject in order to focus. It should cost around $100++ though I got it for $100 at mscolors last year. If you want to take the subject from a slightly further distance, u can consider attaching another telephoto convertor ontop of the close up filter but the magnification will be slightly lesser than using the close up filter alone.

    Tks, which telephoto len is gd for F717 beside the Sony VCL-HGD1758 which is very expensive. And roughly how much does it costs?

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