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Cavin_Jim
10-21-2004, 06:56 PM
Can one of you proud new FZ20 owners post some macro photos? Preferrably one or two taken with a flash? I'm having a hard time finding any good examples of the FZ20 macro mode online!

Thanks

HawkeyeLonewolf
10-21-2004, 07:07 PM
Left these full size, so not uploading here... you can click the link to view...

http://www.peidev.com/peimain/img/photos/leaf%20close.jpg

http://www.peidev.com/peimain/img/photos/branch%20close.jpg

Took these in the daylight, so no flash...

PixChick
10-21-2004, 08:45 PM
Can one of you proud new FZ20 owners post some macro photos? Preferrably one or two taken with a flash? I'm having a hard time finding any good examples of the FZ20 macro mode online!

Thanks

I snapped these in the first few days after I got my FZ20. These are from a bunch of flowers my husband gave me for my birthday and they worked great for me to practice with my new camera. The first one was taken at full wide angle, and the second at full telephoto. Obviously, I had to back off the subject in full telephoto (second pic) to get focus. You can see in the first one that I am so close to the flower, the lens created a shadow! They were actually both taken in "P" mode, but as I consider them macro shots. Hope this helps. Oh yes, and both were taken with flash.

http://philippians.smugmug.com/photos/10193584-M.jpg

http://philippians.smugmug.com/photos/10193579-M.jpg

PixChick:)

propwash
10-21-2004, 09:57 PM
Nice pix of the flowers, and Happy Birthday!

Interesting that you were so close that the lens caused a shadow. That's what's nice about 12x zoom--you can take your closeups from a little farther away! Gotta love that lens!

Andy.ro
10-22-2004, 06:34 AM
something tells me that was the lens adaptor :)
these 2 taken with another camera
http://www.andy.ro/macro/1.jpg http://www.andy.ro/macro/2.jpg

fz20 image:
http://www.andy.ro/macro/3.jpg

is this what you need ? or just the overall quality ?

Oh ..and the Macro Mode isn't really a mode it doens't do anything. You can focus in P mode as close as macro mode ..and that is as Wide zoom as close as 1 cm !

I also call them closeups and macro shots. A close-up is a normal 12x zoom ...whereas a macro is out of this world close.

If you want to take macro photos, then DOn't use the flash! Every pro knows that. Start considering yourself as one !

RobertJ
10-22-2004, 11:14 AM
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Oh ..and the Macro Mode isn't really a mode it doens't do anything. You can focus in P mode as close as macro mode ..and that is as Wide zoom as close as 1 cm !

I have found this as well.... so what is the point of the Macro setting? There must be one

John_Reed
10-22-2004, 11:18 AM
I have found this as well.... so what is the point of the Macro setting? There must be oneI think they included it so that when you're making a comparison checklist between cameras, you can check the "macro" box on the FZ20's list.

Cavin_Jim
10-22-2004, 12:22 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the photos! And happy birthday, PixChick!


If you want to take macro photos, then DOn't use the flash! Every pro knows that.....

Hmmm, then why do they make flashes specifically for macro photography? Such as ring flashes, etc. (and they work very well!). I work in total darkness--so flashes are essential (I am a cave researcher). I will post some links to some example photos in the next day or so. Since I also work in extreme environments--wet, muddy, dusty, miles of crawling (literally!)--simplicity is best. The FZ20 is very appealing to me simply because I would not have to add close-up lenses (diopters) or change lenses. However, the Sony 828's night-framing assist is extremely attractive! Though that Leica lens is hard to beat....

wmussatto
10-23-2004, 09:39 PM
A hit I found with the "macro" mode. The largest size increase occurs at about 3x rather than full wide angle. Also solves the problem of barrel distortion (actually someone calculated that is actuall 2.8x). Also, lets you get abit further away but the image is actually larger. Of course with adapter lenses greater distances and enlargements are possible.

Bill

Casteel
07-27-2005, 02:11 PM
I know this is a late reply, but....

There ARE differences with the Macro mode vs. P mode. Try focusing on an object about 5-6 cm from the lens (in fully wide mode). Macro mode focuses much quicker than P mode. Sometimes P mode doesn't focus at all when you are that close.

liteace
07-28-2005, 09:16 AM
these are a few of mine

http://usera.imagecave.com/liteace/graham/P1000839-copy.jpg

http://usera.imagecave.com/liteace/graham/P1000845-copy.jpg

http://usera.imagecave.com/liteace/graham/P1000846-copy.jpg

http://usera.imagecave.com/liteace/graham/P1000847-copy.jpg

http://usera.imagecave.com/liteace/graham/P1000854-copy.jpg

tqpiggy
06-05-2006, 01:05 PM
Shot in Macro Mode, did a bit ps thingy
:)
http://static.flickr.com/76/159467798_4844402de6_o.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/74/159299582_ce3d4c5e7a_o.jpg