***Monday Macro/Close-Up 03 June 2013

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rodger1943 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,769
Re: A hoverfly, butterfly and dragonfly.

Marjo 01 wrote:

Great, the first and last one.

Why can't I do that with mine FZ150

What's your secret???


Thanks Marjo. My secret, well here it is. to begin with, both those subjects tend to hover for a few seconds, that is important. I set the camera to manual focus, I pull the focus back in as close as possible and then when I see the, usually blurry subject, in the viewfinder I hit the one shot focus button and usually it will lock on. I also open up the focus square to a size larger than the default. You have to do that in auto focus first, then switch to manual focus and it retains the larger focus square. In order to find the subject you have to zoom back a bit and when you find it zoom in closer.

Hope this helps.

-- hide signature --

Panasonic FZ200

 Rodger1943's gear list:Rodger1943's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ1000 +2 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow