Questions with digital photography

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  1. ExTeNsIvE_mOdDa

    ExTeNsIvE_mOdDa TPF Noob!

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    i run a website which reviews various computer hardware and modding supplies ect, you probably wont know what i mean, but the link is www.extensivemods.com but her is my problem, with some of my reviews, i have to take very close up pictures of things, but i can not seem to be able to get good crisp pictures. I am using a minolta dimage 7i 5mp camera. i will give you an example of what happens when i try to take close up pictures.

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    Do you guys have any tips to make my pics sharper?
     
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    You need something with a macro setting. The camera will only focus a certain distance and further away from an object. You seem to be too close.
     
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    but that is the problem, i need it that close, my macro focuses at .30 meters, but i need closer pics
     
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    You're other option is to get a sharp focus, even though you might be farther away than you would like. The using an image editor like Photoshop or Elements crop the image to fit your needs.
     
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    By the way you can see in your original photo that parts of the computer monitor are in focus.

    The digital zoomed photo would work I guess, but if you really want it to be top notch you shouldn't have any problem just shooting farther away and cropping. Five MP is plenty to get a close up shot using cropping.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There is virtually no difference between cropping and using digital zoom. Personally, I would rather have the freedom to do the cropping afterward than to let the camera do it.
     

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