Olympus D-520 macro shots

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Phil Schuman, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Phil Schuman

    Phil Schuman Guest

    I have an Olympus D-520, and tried taking closeup photos
    of some electronic devices, connections, coins, etc
    Can't get a real closeup. ie - I'd like a coin to be full frame.

    The D-520 won't focus any closer than about 8 inches and the zoom
    doesn't help,
    as it zooms in, but then is out of focus.
    Not exactly sure what the "flower" macro mode actually changes,
    as I don't see any difference from about 1 ft away from the object.

    So, I was wondering how you get the great macro closeups ???
    Do other P&S digitals have better macro capabilities ?
    Phil Schuman, Mar 5, 2006
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  2. From a quick check of on-line resources it would appear the D-520 is an
    entry level camera. There are many P&S cameras that will allow much closer
    focusing. My old Nikon CP-990/5700 both will focus down to ~2cm/0.8" in
    macro mode.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Mar 5, 2006
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  3. Phil Schuman

    Neil Ellwood Guest

    Have you tried a close up lens?
    Neil Ellwood, Mar 5, 2006
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