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Just recently purchased the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 an upgrade…

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Hi there, just recently purchased the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 an upgrade from my Olympus Stylus AZ-15. This camera is so intimidating! I take photographs and videos of jewelry, so need a really good macro setting at about 1ft or less (6"). The handbook is of no help :(. I'm not really concerned with other camera capabilities and wish to get settings on point to use continually, but frustrated and contemplating returning the camera....ugh

Technician's Assistant: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Model DMC-FZ200, I think 2012 but arrived new in box

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?

A and P settings. AS Olympus has Flower as macro it makes it easy, and auto zooms. This animal has s many buttons, and manual (as I said before) is of no help at all. I see that folks can take beautiful crisp close ups, just not sure "how" they do it??

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?

If I set camera to a suitable macro setting, will the SAME setting work also for close up videos in motion, i.e.turnstyle for jewelry??

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Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 1 year ago

The way macro works on the FZ200 is that you set the macro switch, then fully zoom out the lens and move away from the subject until its able to focus. This way you also get a good focus on the image. You might need to use a tripod and the subject needs to be very still.

If that still doesn't give you a good enough magnification of your subject, then a converter may help.

Note that if you try keeping the lens at a wide angle and then move closer to the subject it won't work as well.

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