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Super macro It says hold macro button for more than a second to get super macro mode and I'll see its icon appear on the LCD monitor. It doesn't. The image remains blurry.

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Press the macro button once to get it to display the Macro Mode sign. Press and hold it after that to get it into Super Macro

Once you are in Super Macro, you can't move the lens so you MUST use the Manual Focus (MF) button that is located right above the Macro toggle button. While holding the MF button, use the 4 way directional pad to focus in and out. Press the Up and Down to focus.
You have to be REALLY close for Super mode.. less than about 6 inches

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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