When I receive a new camera, I see what it can do since they all have different functions. So when you get a camera get to know it and see what it can do and how far the zoom can go. Take experiment shots around the house or use house hold items to test out long distance and macro. After getting to know your camera you’re ready to go on shoots.
I’ve heard this loads of times with cameras and different items “I can’t get on with…” the main reason is that person didn’t get to know the equipment and blaming it. So get to know your equipment and you can enjoy the wonders of it otherwise a bad workman always blames his tools.