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Macro mode and date imprint

Macro mode does not seem to be working. When I choose Macro, there is no change in the ability to focus closer than when in normal mode.
This is not affected by use of the zoom lever. The camera was purchased in August, 2005. I seem to remember that Macro worked when I checked all the functions, but I seldom use this mode, so I don't know when it failed, or indeed if it ever did work properly!

Also, the icon for date imprinting on the image is grayed out and not selectable, yet the manual describes how to use this function thus indicating that it is a standard feature.

Thanks for your help.
Larry

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In Macro mode, you have to hold the shutter release down halfway and hold it until the focusing system has time to work, then take picture.

Date/Time stamp on image only works in Postcard mode.

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