macro tips with a40


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hi i got a +4 close up hoya filter. wanna start some macro stuff.

can any1 give some tips?

i tried taking shots with camera lens paralell to the object and about 10 cm away.

2 general problems:

1) a bit blur, not very shrap. u cant read majulah singapura on a 50c coin

2) ligthing aint too impressive

also pls suggest aperture and whether to use zoom or not

last shud i combine it with a polarizer filter to take out the reflections?

thx alot
 

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Hi akhildoegar,

I just bought an A40 too. ;) And I really love it for its simple to use.

You're from NUS? Exams finish already?..wah..i have 2 more papers. :(
 

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howcome u noe im from NUS?
are u L2L?

yeah finsihed exams had only 2 this time.
cs4221 and cs2105. rest were projects :D cs3214,cs3248 and ma3288

got any tips for me?
 

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Originally posted by akhildoegar
hi i got a +4 close up hoya filter. wanna start some macro stuff.

can any1 give some tips?

i tried taking shots with camera lens paralell to the object and about 10 cm away.

2 general problems:

1) a bit blur, not very shrap. u cant read majulah singapura on a 50c coin

2) ligthing aint too impressive

also pls suggest aperture and whether to use zoom or not

last shud i combine it with a polarizer filter to take out the reflections?

thx alot

1. If u can.. use a tripod or rest the camera on a stable surface.

2. Use timer to take the pic.

3. Use the "macro" mode of the camera.

4. Even if it's in "macro", there is still a min focus distance.. Do take note.

5. Dun use camer built-in flash.. Try to use diffused light
 

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Originally posted by akhildoegar
hi i got a +4 close up hoya filter.

... about 10 cm away.
Are you sure you are far enough for focusing properly? When I use my +4 on my S602, I need to be abt ~25cm away in order to be able to auto focus. Perhaps try moving further away to cure your "blur" problem?

Also, do NOT use the macro mode with the close-up filter. I think the camera won't be able to focus in macro mode with the filter on.
 

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>>1. If u can.. use a tripod or rest the camera on a stable surface.


yeah thanks, using a tripod:)

>>2. Use timer to take the pic.

using this too

>>3. Use the "macro" mode of the camera.

using this too

>>4. Even if it's in "macro", there is still a min focus distance.. Do take note.

i think its 16 cm for the lens. so with 4x its 16/4 = 4?
i read some thread wch explains that filter does not alter minimum distance, it juz maginifies. logically sounds true. any1 confirm? shud i focus from 16 cm?

>>5. Dun use camer built-in flash.. Try to use diffused light

i use a standard 100 w yellow light bulb on top. too bad for a40 that cannot use external flash :( as for the built in flash, with a filter on a40, the flash is blocked

thx alot, ur post reminded me of the focal length point. i go back now and try with around 20 cm.
 

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