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Old August 8th, 2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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Macro/Close up with HMC 150

Hello, I am trying to transition into video from still photography, so please excuse my ignorance....

I am still trying to decide on a camera and I am considering the HMC150.

I want to shoot close-up / macro of items like jewelry, watches, rings and etc. How close can HMC 150 focus? For instance, can I fill the frame with the face of a watch?

With still photography, I use extension tubes to get extreme close up shots. Is there something special for video to get macro shots?

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Old August 9th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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Your question sparked my interest on this, so I ran some test. I used a pocket watch which might be bigger than some of the watches you have in mind. I was able to get closer with the last two. The last two are a bit dark because the watch was almost sitting inside the hood cover. If you removed the hood you could probably get the shots you are looking for.

http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch1.jpg
http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch2.jpg
http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch3.jpg
http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch4.jpg

I'm interested to hear what others have to say about more advanced techniques to achieve the macro close ups.

Shot in 720p with the HMC150
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Old August 10th, 2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thank you for these shots. They are very helpful! ~m


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Your question sparked my interest on this, so I ran some test.
http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch1.jpg
http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch2.jpg
http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch3.jpg
http://joelyoung.name/images/Watch4.jpg

I'm interested to hear what others have to say about more advanced techniques to achieve the macro close ups.

Shot in 720p with the HMC150
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