A&P How do you take a good macro shot with a70?

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    it doesnt explain in the manual and cant find it anywhere online

    anyone can teach me to take GOOD macro shots
     
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    to start, page 81 tells you how to do it.
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    go to full wide angle (i.e. no zoom)

    thumb the flower button and turn off flash.

    get close to your subject (up to 5cm or 2inches away) and hold the shutter halfway down so that the camera focuses. If you get a green box shoot, otherwise let go of the shutter and move back a little.

    helps if you have lots of light.
     
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    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    any more suggestions?
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    can we see some samples of your macros so far?

    Here are some of mine, also from a Canon A70:

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    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    how's this?

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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    the bottom one is slightly better, but neither is in focus. Remember to not do any zoom - instead get physically close to the object.

    for the big flower photo, I was only about 2 inches away. Hold the shutter down until you see green rectangles on the viewfinder, then take the picture.

    post more pics of your results.

    keep trying.
     
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    yea i noticed they were blured, and no i had 0 zoom and was 2 inches away, maybe it's blured cause i was a little bit closer and yea i had green square pop up, let me try again ....
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    maybe you had too much movement.

    Do you have a tripod?

    If you do try a 2 second delay with the exact same procedure.
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    much, much better. :bowdown:

    tripod?

    flowers are really good subjects for macros. Go outside and take some.
     
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    i dont understand what do you mean by tripod?
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    I thought you might have used a tripod for your latest macros since they are so much sharper than the previous ones.


    i.e. http://www.tripods4less.com/

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    hehe no i dont, i just tried not to move my hands..... more shots coming
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    here's one I tried some post processing in Photoshop on

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    how did you do that? :eek3:
     
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    also whats the mode on the a70 where the background gets blured and it only focuses on the object you shooting
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    just goofing around in photoshop 7.

    macro.

    for the flower shot above, I had to do the blurring in photoshop. The background wasn't far away enough to be blurry in the original photo.


    for the one below, I was fortunate that the plant had a longer stalk so the background was out of focus.
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