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06-12-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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How to use Macro function on SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5?

I got a SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 lens last night and test it today.

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So far it is a good lens........ fast focus and short body, easy to carry..... and i like the Red color number on the lens.

When i twist the zoom ring to Green 70mm, is it mean to Macro mode? but i don't see any macro effect and no focus closer.

Anyone knows how to use macro mode in this lens?

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it doesn't just allow you to focus progressively closer in a continuous unbroken line..... the focusing parameters change, allowing you to focus within a certain set of borders. Consequently, you'll have to skip a bit of "unfocusable space" to move in closer to the area within which the lens will focus when in the Macro mode.
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Yes, that's macro mode. At minimum focus, you'll be able to get 0.25x magnification.

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