Macro Modes on E-PL2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Replytoken, May 19, 2012.

  1. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    I rarely, if ever, use SCN-type modes on any camera, but I know that on some compacts, it is/was necessary to enter this mode to get the camera to obtain its minimum focus distance. Is this the case with the E-PL2, or are the SCN macro modes just setting favorable settings for the shutter, aperture and ISO?


  2. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    I never used the SCN modes on my E-PL2, but it does include three macro modes. I expect what they do is to prefer closer subjects for autofocusing.
  3. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I believe this mode favors stopped down settings. It won't affect close focus.
  4. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Thanks for the information, Promit. At least I will not be wondering if the camera can focus any closer when I am doing close-up work.

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