A&P Canon/Macro cru - PowerShot A540

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  1. Panoptimist

    Panoptimist Put a bangin' donk on it.

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    How can get the macro functions to work to the best of their abilities? When I try to shoot macro the image remains blurry.
     
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    Press the button with the flower on it.
     
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    Automatic macro mode on a P&S is shit. You have to be almost on top of the subject to get it to come out nicely. I had an A75 before my 400D and used it mostly for flowers because anything else is just useless. There is a way to customize if you want the back/foreground blurred more. If you're interested in figuring that out, let us know.
     
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    sell ur point and shoot, buy a canon SLR, buy a Canon 100mm macro lens and win!

    p&s arent that great for macros.
     
  6. NJGuy

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    You need to look up depth of field.

    basically you need to you a smaller aperture (higher F-Stop number) to increase the DoF to allow more of your subject in focus.

    The down side to that is less light gets in so you need slower shutter speeds. Which makes it hard to keep quick moving subjects (bugs) from bluring. You start needing tripods and flashes.

    With a P&S camera you tend to have a very short min focus distance also.
    Which means to get a clear macro shot you need to be right up on your subject. Sometimes within centimeters.

    A real macro lens (true macro is 1:1 ratio btw) say a 100mm macro you can keep a better distance from your subject. Helping you with the tripod issues and flash issues. You can jake up the ISO on a SLR and get a better DoF.
    with that type of camera try to keep your shutter speed above 1/60 if you are handholding to avoid handshake blurry shots.

    Your P&S does not take real macro shots. It really takes "close up" shots.
    Probably around 1:3 or 1:5 ratio.



    To help with your P7S tr to turn up the ISO a bit. Maybe 100 or 200 if it doesnt get too grainy. Then use aperture priority mode or manual mode and increase your fstop as high as you can while still getting a decent shutter speed.
    With that type of camera try to keep the shutter speed above 1/60 to avoice hand shake and blurry images.
     
  7. Panoptimist

    Panoptimist Put a bangin' donk on it.

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    i know all about aperature and shutter speed on a manual camera, but i dont know how to work that on my pOs.

    dano, yes how can i customize what i want blurred in more?

    like i just want to know how to get maximum macro potential on this thing.
     

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