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06-07-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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Question about *Ist DL

I read on a non-photography forum that this camera has a built-in macro mode that doesn't require a macro lens. Is this true?

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06-07-2008, 09:47 AM   #2
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No, that's not true. The camera has a macro mode but that just automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture more fitting for macro. You still need a macro lens (or extension tubes).
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Thanks. I was pretty sure that was the case but this guy unfortunately doesn't know much at all about macro and how lenses are designed and became extremely annoyed when I challenged his assertion that this camera had "Macro" capability. Some people really don't like to be caught in their mistakes.
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haha, technically, the body *does* have macro capability.. when coupled with a macro lens. :-p

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QuoteOriginally posted by flyfisher Quote
Some people really don't like to be caught in their mistakes.
I would venture to say that no one likes to get caught in their mistakes.
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I read the original post and was all full of hope that there is hidden feature available on my istDL :-) But then I read the response :-(

Just joking of course.
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Yet another case of photographic ignorance.
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