close up photos kodak 850

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Scott Richardson, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. How do I take close ups. I activate the "macro" setting (the emblem looks
    like a leaf.), but the nearest that I can get to the object with the camera
    is about 5 inches and the zoom doesn't bring it any closer with any good
    focus. Am I not doing something correctly or is this camera lousy for
    magnified, close in pictures? Thanks.
    Scott in Austin MN
    Scott Richardson, Oct 6, 2006
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  2. With my Kodak, 5 inches is about the closest i can get. I also find that
    using the zoom doesn't help. That said, I have been able to get some
    magnicifent pictures with the macro.
    Richard Bornstein, Oct 7, 2006
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    Bob Williams Guest

    The closest focus of the 850 is 4"
    That should give you about a 1:2 magnification.
    Which should be very good for flowers and butterflies, but not bees,
    flies, jewels, or other really tiny objects.
    If you just MUST get closer, you can add close up lenses.
    They usually come in sets of +1, +2, and +4 diopters.
    They can be stacked to produce +1 to +7 diopters.
    If the 850 does not have filter threads to accept the close up lenses,
    you can probably "tack" them temporarily to your lens snout with "Fun
    Tak", made by DAP
    Bob Williams
    Bob Williams, Oct 7, 2006
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    Bill Funk Guest

    This sounds like what we Oly owners called "lens armor."
    Bill Funk, Oct 9, 2006
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