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Focusing in Macro

gossyboy 9 460 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 8:38PM
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 16 19.0k 6 England
17 Apr 2008 8:59PM
Firstly what lens are you using, the kit lens will not get you that close.
gossyboy 9 460 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 9:04PM
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 16 19.0k 6 England
17 Apr 2008 9:08PM
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 9 460 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 9:14PM
ok mate will give that a go. thanks for your swift response.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Apr 2008 9:16PM
If you want to focus closer, you will need the macro lens or get the extension tubes.

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