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03-11-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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WG-4 Macro disabled?

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I'm trying to help a friend with his WG-4. All of a sudden the macro function has a red "cancel" symbol on top of it in the mode menu, and can't be selected. Anyone have any idea what might be wrong? He reckons the digital microscope stand or its fittings may have broken, but it looked fine to me. Also, looking at the manual it doesn't seem to be required to access the mode itself.

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If camera is in green mode or landspace mode, then macro is disabled. In fact, when in green mode, just about any adjustable parameter is locked.
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Alright, so if it's in the green mode another press of the green button should disable it if I'm reading the manual correctly. If it's the landscape mode I guess I simply have to switch to another shooting mode, right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tickolas Quote
Alright, so if it's in the green mode another press of the green button should disable it if I'm reading the manual correctly. If it's the landscape mode I guess I simply have to switch to another shooting mode, right?
Exactly, but to be sure you can access ALL shooting modes (focus, flash, focus area, fps, etc) they you set the camera to P (program mode). Then every single parameter that is adjustable, can be adjustable. Nothing will be locked out or limited.

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Great, I'll have him try that. Thanks!
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So, I put the camera into P mode as instructed and the microscope mode is still disabled. I've taken a shot of the menu, see attached. Any ideas?
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Check the manual page 204 - 207. There is a table of which function are available in which mode.
It might be a setting in the camera that block the use of the macro mode.
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Oh boy, spreadsheets! O_o

I'll see if they tell me anything, thanks! =)

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So, I put the camera into P mode as instructed and the microscope mode is still disabled. I've taken a shot of the menu, see attached. Any ideas?
That is strange. I just went through every possible parameter combination in my WG-II, and there was no way to set camera in a mode that blocks (does not allow) digital microscope mode.

Please let us know your findings.
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Hm, I don't suppose that mode's disabled when the plastic stand ring isn't attached to the lens?
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