SX70, pictures using the Macro mode..

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jshen808
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SX70, pictures using the Macro mode..
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..Finally had the chance to visit the local botanical garden..

..used my SX70 camera to take some pictures using the Macro mode..

..these are full size straight out of camera jpeg images, and not post processed..

..for sharpening, used the +4 setting, which is the default setting..

..and set the Auto Lighting Optimizer "Off"..

..found when using the Macro mode, had to be a little bit aways from the subjects in order for the camera to focus properly.. which means I cannot hold the lens right up close to the subjects.. so maybe using a close-up lens would helpful..

..thanks everyone for looking..

..SX70, sooc jpeg, macro mode..

..SX70, sooc jpeg, macro mode..

..SX70, sooc jpeg, macro mode..

..SX70, sooc jpeg, macro mode..

..SX70, sooc jpeg, macro mode..

..SX70, sooc jpeg, macro mode..

..SX70, sooc jpeg, macro mode..

..and happy shooting everyone,

..Cheers..

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benjilafouine Veteran Member • Posts: 3,691
Re: SX70, pictures using the Macro mode..
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Basically, all macro lenses have a minimum focusing distance. Same for your camera. It should be written in the user manual. It could even be printed on the camera itself.

Aside from that, this camera is definitely a little jewel.

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Re: SX70, pictures using the Macro mode..

benjilafouine wrote:

Basically, all macro lenses have a minimum focusing distance. Same for your camera. It should be written in the user manual. It could even be printed on the camera itself.

Aside from that, this camera is definitely a little jewel.

..Thanks very much, Benji!

..yes, I'm certain it's in the manual..

..but I'm more of hands on person to try things out..

..and yes the SX70 is definitely a little jewel that's waiting to be discovered..

..thanks for sharing about things, and happy shooting my friend,

..Cheers..

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benjilafouine Veteran Member • Posts: 3,691
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The hands on method is easy: start close and get slowly away until you hear the in focus beep!

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Re: SX70, pictures using the Macro mode..

benjilafouine wrote:

The hands on method is easy: start close and get slowly away until you hear the in focus beep!

..Thanks very much, Benji!

..yes, that's how I try to do it..

..thanks for sharing, and happy shooting my friend,

..Cheers..

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Avian2016 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,258
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To me, these looks mighty fine. Nicely done John.

After 5000+ shots my findings are that this cam performs the best at telephoto mid-to-full zoom.

In addition, as you have demonstrated here, you can get good results using the Macro setting. With latter, you need to vary proximity to the object a bit to allow focus to lock.

The downside of this cam is, IMO, wide-angle capability. But as the story (usually) goes, compromises are inevitable.

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Steen Bay Veteran Member • Posts: 7,418
Minimum focusing distance
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benjilafouine wrote:

Basically, all macro lenses have a minimum focusing distance. Same for your camera. It should be written in the user manual. It could even be printed on the camera itself.

It's even better than that. The minimum focusing distance (from front of the lens) is shown below the zoom scale in the EVF (and LCD). You can see how it varies depending on the focal length (assuming it's the same with SX70 as with SX50/SX60).

Aside from that, this camera is definitely a little jewel.

jshen808
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Re: SX70, pictures using the Macro mode..

Avian2016 wrote:

To me, these looks mighty fine. Nicely done John.

After 5000+ shots my findings are that this cam performs the best at telephoto mid-to-full zoom.

In addition, as you have demonstrated here, you can get good results using the Macro setting. With latter, you need to vary proximity to the object a bit to allow focus to lock.

The downside of this cam is, IMO, wide-angle capability. But as the story (usually) goes, compromises are inevitable.

..Thanks very much, Avian!

..thanks for sharing your experiences with the SX70, and I agree with you on your assessment..

..I think for better results, best to not use the extreme wide and extreme long, to stay in the middle is preferred..

..and you know I'll be working on the wide angle captures in the future..

..thanks again for sharing, and happy shooting my friend,

..Cheers..

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Re: Minimum focusing distance

Steen Bay wrote:

benjilafouine wrote:

Basically, all macro lenses have a minimum focusing distance. Same for your camera. It should be written in the user manual. It could even be printed on the camera itself.

It's even better than that. The minimum focusing distance (from front of the lens) is shown below the zoom scale in the EVF (and LCD). You can see how it varies depending on the focal length (assuming it's the same with SX70 as with SX50/SX60).

Aside from that, this camera is definitely a little jewel.

..Thanks for sharing, Steen Bay!

..happy shooting my friend,

..Cheers..

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