A&P Official Canon A40/A60/A70 Thread

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  1. The Acclude

    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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    Just picked up an A70, skimmed through the manual and macro shots appear to be my down fall. Any tips/settings or suggestions?
     
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    get yourself a mini tri pod
     
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    Will do, any setting suggestions? Whenever I get close to the subject,(coin/key) etc. they still look blurry on the LCD :(
     
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    manual focus.
     
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    you might be too close

    look at your manual/lens to see how close you can get

    second, you don't want to be touching the camera while it takes the pic, otherwise it could blur the image.
    so what you want to do is to set the delay timer... that way you can push the button and take your hand away from the camera before it takes the pic. this will make your images sharper because it's reducing the camera shake from you touching it.

    put it on a mini-tripod, set the timer, and experiment on the setting to see what's best for your picture.

    another thing you want to is to do a white balance before each subject. white balance your camera to whatever picture you are taking, and if you change the lighting or anything then re-do the white balance.

    ISO 100
    turn flash OFF
    make sure you have your camera set to macro mode, which shows the little flower icon or whatever it is for your camera
    and experiement with the different shutter speeds (ie. 1/60 1/100 1second 2seconds depending on how much light you have on the subject)

    also, try to put decent light on the subject you are taking a macro of (and white balance the camera to that lighting)

    RTFM to learn how to white balance
     

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