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Macro with the Olympus C4040: Laz did it again


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#1 herbko

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Posted 25 October 2002 - 09:51 PM

Today I read a post from Laz on that other BB site about his observation that the Olympus C4040/3030 has a sweet spot for macro focusing that is 4 tabs of the zoom lever back from full telephoto. He's posted this comment here awhile ago, and I was skeptical and too lazy at the time to check it out.

I overcame my lazyness today and took a few test shots and learned that he was right! Sorry for doubting you Laz.

The details are too long to put here. I've made a page on my site summerizing the test. It's at http://home.attbi.co....Macro4040.html

Go Laz!
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Posted 27 October 2002 - 06:11 PM

Herb,

What's a tab??

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Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:54 AM

tab ~ tabulator ~ push the zoom lever slightly ?

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Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:04 PM

Just tab on the level enough to get the zoom to move; minimum change in zoom.

I don't know if the movement of the zoom is quantized and "4 tabs" as instructed by Laz is really precise. That's why I now set my C4040 to start at zoom setting "80mm". Macro focusing is definitely better there, and one tab toward WA is still better.

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