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Sony DSC-P72 re: close up photos

Hi all! Im new to this site and need a little help.

I am trying to take close up pictures with my digital camera (sony dsc-p72 3.2 mp) and they all seem to come out blurry. I have the macro setting on, and have tried taking pictures indoors, outdoors, with my flash on, with the flash off- zoom in, zoom out- having the lens literally 2 cinmeters from touching the item being photographed- I've tried what I can think to be everything! Im attching a few links to the photos I just took and you can see how the camera wants to focus on the fingers or nails rather then the actual ring... which is what I tried to take the picture of. If you can help, Id GREATLY appreciate it!


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A common problem is that you have some 3.2 Megapixel (MP) and that image is all of 640x480 or 0.3072 M. That means you could move back from the camera, shoot at 3.2 MP then crop out a 640x480 image that may be in focus.


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Three of the photos show that the ring is too near the lens.

Photo 4455 is almost there, but you were still a bit too near the lens.

When in Macro mode, the focus on your camera is locked at 3.9 inches (10 cm). It will not autofocus in Macro mode. So your ring should be 3.9 inches from the lens.

It is important that you have enough light. Your one flash shot shows that the flash is too bright for macro work. So bring in a small table lamp to illuminate the hand and ring. A goose neck lamp would be nice.

In macro mode, the depth of field is quite narrow and a well lit subject helps increase the depth of field. The depth of field is the portion that will be in-focus.

It might help to have a dark background. Place the hand on a black cloth or black paper.

If you want the ring to show up bigger, set the camera to use all 3 megapixels and then use software to crop the area you want. Then resize/resample the cropped area to the physical size you desire (i.e. blow it up).


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