I have noticed that sometimes when we are trying to get close-ups of specific parts the images are out of focus. I know that this can be frustrating. If you are like me sometimes we assume that the camera is going to autofocus cuz thats what they are supposed to be. Autofocus cameras. Not so. They normally only focus down to a minimum distance. This is where the Macro button, **** or whatever comes in. It usually is represented with a flower symbol. Press it and the close-up images will snap into focus. Just remember to take it out of Macro focus for regualr shots. The exact mimimum focusing distance depends on the camera, zoom, etc. but if you move in and find that the camera just will not focus press macro and you will instanlty have a very sharp picture. Just remember that at close distances camera shake is maximized so you need bright light, flash, image stabilization or a steady hand. Happy shooting.
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