View Full Version : Basic Digital Camera Shooting Techniques III
01-03-2011, 12:40 AM
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01-03-2011, 07:39 AM
Macro, or close-up mode, is usually denoted by a small tulip icon, located on the top or the back of the camera. Press this to reset the camera's focus capabilities.
Even DSLR cameras have Macro modes, although this has more to do with the camera's flash operation than changing its focus capabilities. You might extend a DSLR's capabilities by adding a specialist macro lens to your camera gear.
When the second paragraph of a tutorial contains ignorant statements such as is bolded and underscored above, one need not bother to finish reading it.
Macro on DSLRs is achieved with the flash? And we've been wasting our money on lenses all these years!
01-03-2011, 08:00 AM
Dang Murph! Way to make a first-time-poster feel welcome on the forum!!!
Hey Viewbug, you might better have posted this in the How-To forum. The Shoot forum is usually restricted to shooting assignments.
01-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Just to defend Murphy, I believe this post was simply to get his/her advertising signature out there. I deleted the signature, but not the post on the chance this was a real person.
01-03-2011, 08:28 AM
I don't get it. The paragraph I highlighted has such egregious misinformation that I felt compelled to point it out.
And all anyone can do is suggest it be posted in the How-To section?
I give up.
01-03-2011, 08:35 AM
Hey good job Murph make the new guy feel wanted!
Welcome to the forums viewbug. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, clmonk is correct you should post this in the How-to forum
01-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Viewbug... welcome to the forums but you may want to slow down a bit.
Curious, what's your credentials to make such recommendations? I ask because when you use words such as "always", you tend to be wrong.
"Always" use a tripod? I rarely shoot macro with a tripod.
"Always" use the camera's self-timer? I can't say that I've ever shot macro with the self timer. Ever shoot macro with insects? I don't think that spider is going to stay still for ten seconds.
Dial the f-stop to the highest number? Usually f8? What about f11, f16, f22, and beyond? What about lens diffraction when shooting with too small an aperture? Why not shutter priority? Why not manual?
Do DSLR's have macro modes? And what the stew is the "deep focus" method?
Shoot the subject square on? Is that square on from above or the sides? And wouldn't using the highest aperture on your camera help get more stuff in focus?
I don't mean to be so harsh towards a new member but goodness... this by far has to be the most inaccurate "how to shoot macro" piece I've seen.
And what happened to Basic Digital Camera Shooting Techniques I and II?
01-03-2011, 10:38 AM
I think you need to write a how to George. I'd be very interested in reading that one. :D
Thanks for trying Viewbug, and welcome to POP Photo Forums.
01-03-2011, 10:39 AM
Viewbug... Curious, what's your credentials to make such recommendations?
Their 'credentials' seem to be the ability to copy and paste other people's articles (http://www.betterphoto.com/article.asp?id=96).
I alerted another moderator to this copyright infringement through PM, but nothing has been done.
01-03-2011, 11:00 AM
Okay, I think I fixed it. Sorry to everyone who thought their post was deleted for some reason or another. I deleted viewbug's post for the reasons NJMurphy put in his post, and since viewbug's was the first post....Pooofff, everyone's post went bye bye.
I just figured out how to undelete, so everything should be back, and I just editted viewbug's post for content.
Again, sorry about that.
02-09-2011, 02:49 AM
"You might extend a DSLR's capabilities by adding a specialist macro lens to your camera gear."
Need to get me one of those.
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