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Offline ronnieb

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« on: March 22, 2012, 08:03:22 PM »
can any one give me any ideas on what i could use for holding my camera while taking macro shots ,i find that when i use it for macro the auto focus goes in and out and it wont take a shot  most likley because i am moveing
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Re: macro
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 09:38:40 PM »
Ronnie
There could be a couple of other explanations for not taking the shot.  Are you by any chance inside the minimum focal distance for the lens that you are using?
Are you trying to focus on a smooth surface?  The auto focus needs an edge or contrast difference to focus.
For macro I always use manual focussing.  Put the camera on a tripod for stability of distance to the subject which is critical for macro.  If you are trying to amximise your DOF then you will probably be using a high F stop so slower shutter speed and a tripod helps.........john
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