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02-23-2010, 02:36 AM   #1
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K7 Macro setting

Just upgraded to a K7 from a K100D. after browsing through the manual i cant find how to set MACRO on the K7 or is this done automatically in P mode?

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It's not the camera that does macro. it's the lens. You need a macro lens.
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The 100d i owned had a macro setting with the standard lens or I guess I just open the aperture to give a similar efffect?
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just use green mode and focus closer, it should replicate it pretty well.

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ok thanks for that i have another question ive spent the last hour trying to work out the flash. My K100D flash automatically pops up when in auto mode if a flash is required does the K7 have this feature or do you need to manually pop up the flash before using it? I have not been able to use the flash with any srtting unless i pop up the flash by pressing the flash button
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You need to pop the flash manually on the K-7.
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I am not sure exactly what a macro setting does. I have a feeling that it maximizes depth of field, but not certain what else it would do. As mentioned above, play with the settings a little. I would use Program (P) mode and dial down your aperture a little bit to give better depth of field. Fine to use the on camera flash as well, just hit the flash button on the side and it will fire.
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Right, the macro mode on a dslr just chooses some settings that it thinks you might like - small aperture (high f-number) for more DOF, maybe turns up the in camera sharpening too. Nothing special, nothing you necessarily *want* (who says you wanted large DOF, or more sharpening artificats than you want in other pictures?), nothing you can't do yourself without these so-called "scene modes".

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thanks guys for your help i was worried my new camera was faulty with the flash issue, just a little strange that my older camera has the flash automatically pop up and the k7 doesnt but im assuming that it is assumed with the k7 you are more likely to have a seperate flash being a prosumer model
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It has to do with the fact that as you move up in models, photographers want more control and less of the camera stepping in and doing things -- popping up the flash automatically can be really annoying if you are trying to shoot without flash at all. A lot of very high end cameras don't even have on camera flash.
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