My camera has two macro (flower) settings. Macro and super macro. As you'd think, super macro can focus on objects that are closer to the lens.
The macro settings are on an electronic menu setting rather than a position switched to on the selector wheel. I thought the camera reset to normal focus when it was turned off and then back on again. It doesn't (I notice the article Copago has linked to mentions that).
We went to Brighton for the day a while ago and I took a load of photos of the attractions and area. Because the thing was set to macro from the last time I used it, all of the photos were blurred and useless.
So, if the camera's macro setting is set via a menu, rather than a position on a selector switch, make sure it is switched off again before taking normal photos.
The flower photo posted a while ago was taken just holding the camera. I was lucky though. It's a job not to get blurring due to movement when taking macro photos. The box of matches was taken with the camera mounted on a tripod. The shutter was operated using the timer to avoid the shake caused when pressing the button manually. Some cropping of the photo was done too. The photo as it came off the camera had a bit of the box showing.
Edited by tellywellies (Tue Jun 05 2007 11:12 PM)