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racingmom68 06-02-2009 02:49

Help with Macro
 
Hello there, I am new to pixalo and need help!! I have a Canon Rebel Xti with 3 different size lenses. I generally take outside sports photos and enjoy that very much but want to learn Macro. I got a Bower .42 Super Wide Angle with Macro and was told that all I have to do is screw it to the end of my lense and shoot. I must be doing something wrong because I can't get any of my lenses to focus when I use just the Macro. The wide angle seems to work alright but the Macro just won't focus. Am I doing something wrong?? Please Help!!! Thank you in advance for your help.

Markulous 06-02-2009 06:45

Re: Help with Macro
 
Not familar with the Bower but when you try to focus is that using Autofocus or Manual? Just wondering whether it's too dark for AF to work - tho' for Macro using manual focus is best

And :pwelcome:

racingmom68 06-02-2009 17:35

Re: Help with Macro
 
Thank you for the Welcome!! I have tried with auto focus and am learning with manual focus. It doesn't seem to work with either one. I am just lost!! Do you have any other ideas??

silkstone 06-02-2009 17:45

Re: Help with Macro
 
The focus distance may be very close indeed, and with extremely small depth of field - but I'm afraid that I'm not familiar with this one either.

dabhand16 06-02-2009 18:17

Re: Help with Macro
 
I'd suggest you move the camera closer and closer to the subject until you hit the spot where the focus is approximately right, then go from there.

Check out Marcin's excellent macro tutorial. I know he uses a similar lens.

Markulous 06-02-2009 18:54

Re: Help with Macro
 
Yeah, I was going to suggest closer too! Think you can get to within a couple of inches


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