Macro lens on a camera with a macro setting???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mitchell.chris@gmail.com, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Guest

    I have been experimenting with the macro mode on my Minolta Z1 the last
    few weeks and have been very happy. I was curious what would happen if
    i purchased a macro lens in addition to the macro setting on my camera.
    Would it magnify tht much more or would the photo become blury at some
    point? Is it just a waste of money?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
    , Sep 28, 2005
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  2. Charles Guest

    On 27 Sep 2005 19:43:22 -0700, wrote:

    >I have been experimenting with the macro mode on my Minolta Z1 the last
    >few weeks and have been very happy. I was curious what would happen if
    >i purchased a macro lens in addition to the macro setting on my camera.
    > Would it magnify tht much more or would the photo become blury at some
    >point? Is it just a waste of money?
    >
    >Thanks
    >Chris



    Generally they just let you focus closer and closer until the subject
    touches the glass. that's the limit. Some adapters provide
    additional magnification without using up the working didtance. I
    have a couple, can't find either one now, so I can't give you any
    details.

    I built a super one with a 20X magnifier mounted on a lens cap. Gave
    lots of magnification, no depth of field. Pretty much useless.

    Lighting gets difficult when you get in way close as well.
     
    Charles, Sep 28, 2005
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  3. Charles Guest

    On 27 Sep 2005 19:43:22 -0700, wrote:

    >I have been experimenting with the macro mode on my Minolta Z1 the last
    >few weeks and have been very happy. I was curious what would happen if
    >i purchased a macro lens in addition to the macro setting on my camera.
    > Would it magnify tht much more or would the photo become blury at some
    >point? Is it just a waste of money?
    >
    >Thanks
    >Chris



    Look at the super-macro items on this page.

    http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/digital/S2is/
     
    Charles, Sep 28, 2005
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