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Old January 18th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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HVR-Z5 Minimum focus distance

What is the closest I can get to my subject with the lens at its widest? Thanks for the help.

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Old January 18th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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Make sure the macro function is turned on in the menu setting.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Sorry I wasn't clear with my question. I don't need to know "how" to get the closest shot; I need to know what the actual minimum distance is between the HVR-Z5's focal plane and the subject when the lens is completely zoomed out. How close can I get?

I do not currently own this camcorder, but am considering it for low-light conditions in which I also need to be very close to the subject.

Thank you for the help.
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According to the manual, about 1cm at full wide and 80cm for full tele, with macro ON (default).

Page 28, 73 of the manual, downloadable here:

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/hvrz5u.pdf
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Old January 18th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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Thank you, Adam. Exactly what I was looking for. Looks like I may be pulling the trigger on an HVR-Z5U soon! Thanks, again.
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