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02-14-2019, 09:51 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Q10 Macro question

The option for Scene->Macro is pretty much useless. It seems I need to check the macro extension rings (I already have the 06 lens). Do I have this right? Thanks much.

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I guess that's just doing a few 'style' (color / sharpness...) settings - same as for other scenes modes like portrait which makes skin look a bit more red.
They never did release the proposed "09-Telephoto macro" lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gcisko Quote
The option for Scene->Macro is pretty much useless. It seems I need to check the macro extension rings (I already have the 06 lens). Do I have this right? Thanks much.
Hello welcome to the forum and the Q.

The macro setting never changes the close up abilities of interchangeable lens cameras. Cameras with a built in lens change the actual spacing between glass elements.This allows much closer focusing. The Q, or any other interchangeable lens camera, can't change lens element spacing.

The extension tubes have too much length. Only the shortest tube will work with the 06. You are better off buying close up filters for the front of your Q lenses.

Looking forward to seeing some of your pictures and discussing the Q.
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02-15-2019, 07:24 AM - 1 Like   #4
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Actually I bought the Q10 (with the 02 lens) in 2016. I had been reading articles on this forum for a while and got frustrated and joined so I could ask questions I had. The Q10 worked well enough I bought the 01 & 06 lenses and both are great. The 08 is too expensive for my needs as I mainly bought the Q10 for astrophotography.

I recently finished a photography course to actually learn how everything is supposed to work. I thought I knew basic photography but you really do benefit from taking a course. So now I know a thing or two and only use the camera in manual. It turns out I am getting pretty good shots with the Q10 and am interested in Macro. I saw the close up/Macro filters for the front of the Q lenses on ebay but didn't know if they really worked. I guess they do.

Thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Hello welcome to the forum and the Q.

The macro setting never changes the close up abilities of interchangeable lens cameras. Cameras with a built in lens change the actual spacing between glass elements.This allows much closer focusing. The Q, or any other interchangeable lens camera, can't change lens element spacing.

The extension tubes have too much length. Only the shortest tube will work with the 06. You are better off buying close up filters for the front of your Q lenses.

Looking forward to seeing some of your pictures and discussing the Q.
Thanks,
barondla


02-15-2019, 08:29 AM - 1 Like   #5
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Hi gcisko, welcome to the Q forum!

Good thing that you have the 06 lens, as it’s the most useful among Q native lenses to be used with close up filters and extension tube. Close up filters work on other lenses but don’t give as much magnification as on 06.

Just in case you haven’t checked, MaQro Qlub thread has a lot of information about close-up shots. Many of the pictures posted there are shot with adapted lenses, but there are also extension tube and close up filter examples.
The MaQro Qlub! - PentaxForums.com

Last edited by kwb; 02-15-2019 at 08:35 AM. Reason: Misspelled “Qlub” as “club”.
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