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77D: Question about the macro setting

michaeldwilson
Contributor

Quick question: When users set the dial to macro, does this simply adjust the AV/TM/ISO properly, or does the camera make other adjustments to produce a better macro photograph?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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kvbarkley
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For a DSLR, macro is all in the lens. It just fiddles with the aperture.

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Thanks, KV!

 

So I'll just set it to Manual keep at it.

 

Mike


@michaeldwilson wrote:

Thanks, KV!

 

So I'll just set it to Manual keep at it.

 

Mike


For a "Set it and Forget it" setting, choose "P".

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@michaeldwilson wrote:

Thanks, KV!

 

So I'll just set it to Manual keep at it.

 

Mike


For a "Set it and Forget it" setting, choose "P".


Actually, the easiest set it and forget it is to set the lens to MF.  Turn the focus ring to the shortest distance, but do not hit the end stop.  Set the lens to Av mode, so that you can specify the Aperture.  Dial in an ISO value, ranging from 100-800, depending upon the amount of available light.

 

Now focus on a subject by moving the camera forward and back.  Of course, this does not work if you want to perform any focus stacking.  But, it works fairly well with a tripod, especially with an Arca-Swiss clamp on the tripod head, because you can slide the camera forward and back a little smidgeon if you want to.

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Thanks, Waddizzle!  I'll give this a try. Much appreciated.

 

Mike

"For a "Set it and Forget it" setting, choose "P"."

 

You can use the same move the camera in or out for focus and still use the more friendly P mode.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"For a "Set it and Forget it" setting, choose "P"."

 

You can use the same move the camera in or out for focus and still use the more friendly P mode.


You could use P mode, except you do not have direct control of Aperture.  The OP has been using M mode, anyway.

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"The OP has been using M mode, anyway."

 

The OP had been using "macro" mode, not M. At least as I read it.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

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