Macro question....

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Macro question....
In reply to bgD300, Jan 16, 2013

For starters, set the lens and camera on manual focus.  Then turn the focus ring on the lens to the closest focus point the lens will allow.  Turn on the live view mode of the camera.  Put a coin or other small object on the table, and then place the front of the lens about 3 inches/75mm from the coin.  Then move the camera slowly toward and then away from the coin until the coin is in focus.  You should have 1:1 reproduction at that point.

The depth of field is very shallow when focusing this close.  Also, the camera's built-in flash will be no use because you are so close to the object being photographed.

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