G1XmkII - No need for Macro mode...

Started Apr 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: G1XmkII - No need for Macro mode...

brianj wrote:

Ranlee wrote:

brianj wrote:

Ranlee wrote:

First, my version focuses just as close whether in Macro mode or not. In fact, it focuses even closer than specs. As close as 3cm (1.18") to the front (glass) of the lens instead of the 5cm (2") the manual states. This is at the 24mm equiv. FL.

At the long end mine focuses from 34.3cm (13.5") to infinity which is approximately 7.62cm (3") closer than the manual states. This is a good thing, and I'm happy about it!

Now for the second part: My testing shows that the only thing Macro mode does is limit focusing ability from 3cm to a maximum of approximately 3.5' (106.5cm) at 24mm equivalent. At the long end macro mode does nothing at all.

So I guess my question is, why is it even there? Am I missing something? Why would I even want to limit the maximum focus at 24mm equiv. focal length or any focal length for that matter. I simply will ignore macro from now on unless I really am missing something.

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In other words, macro mode doesn't work, I would consider that to be an extreme drawback.


Actually it apparently does work. See Max@home post above.

Someone will find a silver lining in every cloud

Others see a glass as 'half-empty' while it actually is only 'half-full'


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