Wisley Gardens today.....SX40

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AndyPerry
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Wisley Gardens today.....SX40
Aug 10, 2012

A few i've taken today at Wisley Gardens,got some super shots very pleased.

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In reply to AndyPerry, Aug 10, 2012

Lovely macros, especially that gorgeous white lily!!

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In reply to pineledger, Aug 10, 2012

Very nice images. But this brings up a question about the SX40 and close-up(AKA: macro) shooting.

As I understand it, you can set the camera for "Macro", but need to have FL set for full width......no zoom? Correct? With this setting you must be VERY close to your subject.

But if you choose to use the full zoom length(150mm), you do NOT set the camera to "macro", but to "normal"?

How far back must one be for the closest that you can get to your subject when using full zoom? Will the camera fail to produce it's "focus beep" confirmation sound if you are too close?

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In reply to AndyPerry, Aug 11, 2012

Great work with your SX 40. Enjoy the camera! Tony

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In reply to BobT, Aug 11, 2012

BobT wrote:

Very nice images. But this brings up a question about the SX40 and close-up(AKA: macro) shooting.

As I understand it, you can set the camera for "Macro", but need to have FL set for full width......no zoom? Correct? With this setting you must be VERY close to your subject.

But if you choose to use the full zoom length(150mm), you do NOT set the camera to "macro", but to "normal"?

How far back must one be for the closest that you can get to your subject when using full zoom? Will the camera fail to produce it's "focus beep" confirmation sound if you are too close?

Thanks

Ok BobT, I don't use macro mode at all just have camera on full zoom with 2.0 TC and aperture priority set all saved in my C1 setting.You need to be about 5 or 6 feet away for this to work well the camera just won't focus when closer and you don't get focus confirmation, I also use the evf as I,am a glasses wearer and just hate to keep swapping out to my reading glasses.

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In reply to AndyPerry, Aug 11, 2012

AndyPerry wrote:

Ok BobT, I don't use macro mode at all just have camera on full zoom with 2.0 TC and aperture priority set all saved in my C1 setting.You need to be about 5 or 6 feet away for this to work well the camera just won't focus when closer and you don't get focus confirmation

Just to clarify, Andy, you can use this set-up effectively from 4½ feet measured from the plane of the sensor (approximately the tripod mount on the bottom of the cam.) See my post here that shows the results at 4½ feet:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1010&message=40604881

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In reply to VisionLight, Aug 12, 2012

I will have to give the 2x TC a try. Do you use the smaller focus box?
Nice shots.

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In reply to VisionLight, Aug 12, 2012

Thanks Vision i hoped you would pop in and explain it all.

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arrow180 wrote:

Do you use the smaller focus box?

I keep the AF settings on my SX40 to Flexizone and the smaller focus frame size. It's very helpful in getting the stamens and pistils of flowers, as well as bees and other small insects in focus. For non-macro-like photography, it's also the only way I could have taken the image show here under such extreme conditions:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1010&message=42212023

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