Well, according to the owner

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AvatarJackWolcott
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Well, according to the owner’s manual: “The minimum distance required between your
camcorder and the subject for focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about
80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for telephoto. The focus may not be adjusted at certain zoom
positions if the subject is within 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) from your camcorder.”
This seems counter intuitive, but give it a try.
As for the macro (closeup) lens not providing a sharp image, I’d try another adapter — perhaps a Tiffen to see if that will give you better image quality.

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