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Did you know you can add 'Macro' to your mobile phone camera ?

You can add a 'Macro' mode, i.e photo an object really close up just by using a magnifying glass in front of the camera lens.

You will be amazed with the results !

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When trying to take a picture up close it is blury.


Hi, For being up close to an object you want to put the camera in macro mode, there's a button with a flower on it, that indicates macro mode. You turn macro mode on and you're good to go for shooting photos up close to an object.

May 13, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

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Recently experienced the majority of photos are blurry. Is it anything to do with the Memory card - I've cleaned the lens and there is no shake when photo is taken?


It is nothing to do with the memory card.

Make sure that you have not left the camera in Macro mode. This is a special extreme close-up mode offered by some cameras, and it does not allow autofocus on objects at normal distances. The icon for Macro mode is a little flower.

Dec 03, 2010 | Ricoh Caplio R2 Digital Camera

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Macro lens for the 3040Z


I have very good experience with the original Olympus Macro Conversion lens with the CLA1 adapter. No visible distortion and no loss of contrast. The only problem I can imagine is the lighting of it all. You need to come real close! The internal flash of the camera will not work properly because the "huge" macro lens will cast a shadow. Some kind of external light source will be needed and manual corrections in the white balance have to be made too. The 3040 is a fine camera and I use it at least twice a week, but it still lacks some of the features of my old OM4 camera! Think about the easy focusing (manual) and the use of a ring flash! Because that is what you need.

Sep 11, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-3040 Zoom Digital Camera

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F8 aperture


You are able to shoot at F8 by opening the lens barrier and sliding the macro switch to the Macro mode. This provides a mechanical aperture of F8. We recommend the use of this setting either when shooting close up images or when shooting images in a very brightly lit scene. Unfortunately, because the aperture is mechanical, the EXIF information is not recorded. Therefore, you can not see whether you photographed an image in the Macro mode or if the aperture has been changed. However, you can physically see the aperture close down by looking at the lens with a magnifying glass or loupe when turning the sliding the macro switch to the Macro mode.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus Camedia D-380 Digital Camera

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F8 aperture


You are able to shoot at F8 by opening the lens barrier and sliding the macro switch to the Macro mode. This provides a mechanical aperture of F8. We recommend the use of this setting either when shooting close up images or when shooting images in a very brightly lit scene. Unfortunately, because the aperture is mechanical, the EXIF information is not recorded. Therefore, you can not see whether you photographed an image in the Macro mode or if the aperture has been changed. However, you can physically see the aperture close down by looking at the lens with a magnifying glass or loupe when turning the sliding the macro switch to the Macro mode.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus Camedia D-370 Digital Camera

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