First, set the zoom control to its maximum telephoto position. Then, slide the Macro Switch to the “Macro” position. Now the focus ring can turn from infinity to macro range. (The macro switch cannot be changed to the “Macro” position if the zoom ring is set to other than the maximum telephoto setting.) While the Macro Switch is set to the “Macro” position, the zoom ring is locked in the maximum telephoto setting and zooming is not possible. To avoid damage to the lens, please do not force the zoom ring to turn. To return the normal mode, please then turn the focusing ring out of the macro range. Then slide the Macro Switch to the “Normal” position. If the focus ring is in the macro range, the switch will not move.