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testing the macro ........... phone #6

not sure about this - that second image is the maximum this phone's macro will do.

The colours are great but the actual magnification....

9th Oct 2006, 07:12   | tags:,,,,,

Jigalong says:

You can tell alot about a picture of a tree like this,

Is the bottom pic, a photo of a bench?

I think the the macro work fine if pics 1 and 3 are anything to go by

9th Oct 2006, 07:22

Dhamaka says:

thanks Jigalong

It's all the same plank of wood, part of a hut in my parents' garden. I took it because I love the grain and knot of this plank. Hang on, I'll see if I can find where I took it before

Here it is, in the background.

9th Oct 2006, 07:25

walla_walla says:

I like the detail in the middle one. You took this shot with your K800i??? if so, i'm impressed.

9th Oct 2006, 07:37

Twiglet says:

So you're knot happy with these then Dhamaka?

9th Oct 2006, 07:39

nige says:

works for me. i like the first one best.

the k800i macro doesn't get super-close anyway, but it's damn good considering...

9th Oct 2006, 07:40

Dhamaka says:

walla_walla - thanks :)
Twiglet - knot exactly
Nige - considering what? Beginning to think I got more macro joy from my k750i

9th Oct 2006, 09:25

nige says:

considering it's a cameraphone. i think the macros is about the same as the k750i - perhaps a little better. maybe you have another duff one (ouch!). time for lucky number 7..?

9th Oct 2006, 10:38

paintist says:

number three works best on my you send them straight from your phone D? or do you tweek in photo shop?

9th Oct 2006, 11:02

Dhamaka says:

paintist - no tweaks for these although I shrunk the third image so they'd all be posted together. Number 3 is the regular sized one. I usually bluetooth images to my laptop, shrink them if necessary and send them as they are.

nige - I'm beginning to think I do :(

9th Oct 2006, 11:22

Sprocket says:

I like these, lovely rich colours – but I do have a thing for wood (oh dear that sounds pervy). Macro looks great to me. So stick with Cam number 6.

9th Oct 2006, 12:01

i have to say, i think getting the k800i to focus macrowise is much harder work than wit the K750i. i like the top one a lot tho D.

9th Oct 2006, 12:19

nige says:

this may sound obvious, but is anyone pressing the dedicated macro button, on the top of the phone, whilst they press the shutter? (i'm talking after you've already set the macro function on the phone itself).

9th Oct 2006, 12:23

Dhamaka says:

I've tried the image stabiliser but I think I'm still getting to grips with that
Do you mean the photo key? the volume-that-is-digital-zoom keys?, the number4 focus key? because I can't find a dedicated macro button - I've just read the manuals and pushed all the buttons, just in case..

9th Oct 2006, 14:03

nige says:

i think most people don't know this one, but in macro mode you have to press two keys. the macro key at the top you press first and hold throughout the shot - the normal shutter key you press as you would for any shot.

9th Oct 2006, 15:14

Dhamaka says:

what macro key at the top? Do you mean one of the two photo keys? because the only other ones at the top are one that makes things even more blurry on the left hand top of the phone (the manual calls it the play-stop button) and the volume..

9th Oct 2006, 15:21

nige says:

are you sure you have the right k800i? i reckon the Voda-version might be different. mine's right at the top, next to the on/off key.

9th Oct 2006, 15:24

Dhamaka says:

the only thing at the top is the on-off key

9th Oct 2006, 15:26

nige says:

right. mine is definately different. i'm on 3, mind.

9th Oct 2006, 15:27

Dhamaka says:


next time I get together with a non voda-SEk800i user I think some comparison shots will be in order. Or a voda-user, come to that..

9th Oct 2006, 15:28

nige says:

it's all about the button

9th Oct 2006, 15:39

Dhamaka says:

a strangely designed camera indeed

9th Oct 2006, 17:01

i don't have that button either D/Nige and i'm on orange. i think nige's is faulty :P

9th Oct 2006, 18:10

Dhamaka says:

maybe that's it. It sounds strange that any camera would be designed to keep 2 different fingers on 2 different buttons..

9th Oct 2006, 18:12

Caine says:

Love the colours and textures. The last shot is terrific - it looks like an old fashioned mantle clock.

9th Oct 2006, 18:39

Dhamaka says:

now you say it I see it too!
thank you!

9th Oct 2006, 19:00

EVILMINK269 says:

Those are amazing!

9th Oct 2006, 19:22

Dhamaka says:

Thank you EvilM!

9th Oct 2006, 19:25

nige says:

well...perhaps i lied about the buton a little bit, but D never chomped at the bit, so my two-button joke is, in effect, rubbish :(

9th Oct 2006, 20:22

lol. hahaha. serves you right for being mean and making up fake buttons!!

9th Oct 2006, 21:50

nige says:


9th Oct 2006, 22:03

Dhamaka says:

*goes off to think of bigger tease for Nige
*has lightbulb moment

You Have Been Warned

9th Oct 2006, 22:16

Viv says:

another post it with Nige's name on it!

10th Oct 2006, 12:44

Dhamaka says:

Wood (hehe) that be a pink one, an orange one or a bright green one?

10th Oct 2006, 17:07