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    gossyboy
    gossyboy  6460 forum posts United Kingdom
    17 Apr 2008 - 8:38 PM

    Hi All,
    This is to anyone with Olympus E500 but anyone can help if they can.
    I have recently started exploring the features more and have fried taking close ups in macro, auto and manual.
    When I get really close I just can't get the camera to focus.
    Any advice would be appreciated from anyone with knowledge to pass on.

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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314978 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Apr 2008 - 8:59 PM

    Firstly what lens are you using, the kit lens will not get you that close.

    gossyboy
    gossyboy  6460 forum posts United Kingdom
    17 Apr 2008 - 9:04 PM

    Yeah i'm using the lens that came with the camera. I take it this is not the thing to do?
    I didn't realise I would need a different lense.
    There is a photo of a Rhododendron in my PF and thats about as close as I can get.
    Is that all it boils down to? The need of a specialist lens?

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314978 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Apr 2008 - 9:08 PM

    Its not going to be the best lens for macro, would get by as long its not insects etc.

    Use manual focus and try moving back a little, you could be just a little too close for the lens to cope.

    gossyboy
    gossyboy  6460 forum posts United Kingdom
    17 Apr 2008 - 9:14 PM

    ok mate will give that a go. thanks for your swift response.

    Coleslaw
    Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Apr 2008 - 9:16 PM

    If you want to focus closer, you will need the macro lens or get the extension tubes.

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