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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2010, 7:37 am 
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I find that the macro feature is pretty nifty - on my older Pentax waterproof camera, I can get as close to 1cm to take a shot. It makes for interesting pix of mushrooms and bugs and flowers, but once in a while I use it as a "microscope". Like, on a recent trip, I thought we had a some olivine mineral exposed on a rock face while my partner claimed it was just a lichen or something else organic - but one couldn't tell for sure. I was right.... 8) and below is the proof.

I find that this capability makes the old camera worth taking along, in addition to the newer Canon that will only let me get as close as 5cm.


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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2010, 7:44 am 
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Macro feature is neat but I suggest cropping the picture to avoid most of the blurred stuff.

I just finished editing a bunch of macro shots from a canoe trip and and I find that too much of a blurred background makes me literally sick.

I just got a Canon T1I and have a close up lens on my telephoto lens that allows me to explore new worlds. Trying for the greatest depth of field is always a challenge. Macro makes you focus on just exactly what do you want. You cant usually pull off not blurring something.

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