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Problems with close up video

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by Unihead, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Unihead

    Unihead New to SC

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    Mar 15, 2014
    Hi, I'm a new RX100 Mk II user and I seem to be having focussing problems when I'm shooting close up video. I downloaded the Friedman manual but its video advice is pretty limited. The camera just doesn't seem to be able to focus on close up objects, especially when the lens is zoomed in at all, and I'm finding it quite frustrating. Any tips? Is this just a limitation of the camera? Many thanks.
     
  2. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    what's the minimum focusing distance?

    btw, this was shot with the same camera: video for motivation.



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  3. Unihead

    Unihead New to SC

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    Mar 15, 2014
    Nice video, but since there are no close up shots in it I fail to see the relevance to my question. I'm trying to do extreme close ups, and the camera seems to be unable to focus on anything closer than about 15cm or so. It's very disappointing. Can anyone advise?
     
  4. mattia

    mattia SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2013
    The minimum focus distance zoomed all the way out is about 5 cm, increasing to a good 50+ cm when zoomed all the way in. You'll get the most magnification is you stay zoomed out, not zoomed in. Laws of physics can't be messed with, sadly. If you want closer focus zoomed in you'll need some sort of way to mount a macro lens (dioptre) to the front. I have a few I used underwater, but nothing for dry land and the RX100.
     
  5. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

    338
    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    sorry - had nothing to do with close-up shots.

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  6. Unihead

    Unihead New to SC

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    Mar 15, 2014
    Thanks. Can anyone recommend a macro lens for the rx100 mk2? Could have sworn I got closer shots with my old cheap point and click, but oh well...
     
  7. mattia

    mattia SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2013
    That's one downside to the larger sensor - worse close focus.
     
  8. Unihead

    Unihead New to SC

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    Mar 15, 2014
    Astonishing how not one person mentioned that crucial fact in the 20+ reviews I read before buying.

    It takes good pictures this camera, but there are some very annoying trade offs...
     
  9. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Nice little video btw. :smile:
     
  10. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

    338
    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    yeah.. thought it was pretty impressive for that camera.

    minimum focusing distance:
    @28mm - 2"
    @100mm - 1.8'


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