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ibanezgfx 01/04/2008 01:58 PM

anybody use the canon s5is?
just got one for christmas and for the most part, i like it. kinda difficult for aquarium work though. just wandering if anyone else has experience with it.


boudster 01/04/2008 02:16 PM

I've seen some people using it who have posted some really great tank pics, so I just picked one up as well. I'd love some tips on optimizing its use for aquarium photography.

ibanezgfx 01/04/2008 02:27 PM

wow... i didnt see the post 3 down from mine.


boudster 01/04/2008 02:47 PM

well, I got the name of the camera wrong on that post, so it's understandable

Cheebs 01/04/2008 10:38 PM

I jsut picked this one up at christmas too. I don't have a tripod yet but I've been playing with it. I'm wondering if anyone here has a bucnh of experience with it that could drop some tips about the settings and stuff. It sure has alot of bells and whistles, the trick is figuring out how to use them. I'll post some pics asap.

ibanezgfx 01/06/2008 05:37 PM

im still workin on it, with the flash its ok, but i am havin a little trouble getting close and using the macro mode. and it focuses on the glass in supermacro mode instead of the fishies.

Aussie_hippie_2 01/07/2008 04:18 PM

Got mine an hour ago. A lot of stuff with this thing! Talk about a step up from a 3MP point and shoot lol

Where's the super macro?

boudster 01/07/2008 05:31 PM

I'm having trouble getting good focus when zoomed in macro mode using manual focus.....anybody have any tips?

TOYTEK 01/07/2008 06:37 PM

The wife and I got one for Christmas too. Still learning, definitely better than the Kodak P&S POS we had.
I think(not at home to make sure) Super Macro is press and hold the macro button for a few sec.

Aussie_hippie_2 01/08/2008 08:40 PM

Here's a sample on Super Macro, on Automatic. Not too bad for my first night's worth of Macro. Not to mention on Automatic.

boudster 01/08/2008 08:58 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11554331#post11554331 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Aussie_hippie_2 [/i]
[B]Here's a sample on Super Macro, on Automatic. Not too bad for my first night's worth of Macro. Not to mention on Automatic.
[IMG][/IMG] [/B][/QUOTE]

How did you get it to focus? can't use manual focus on least I haven't been able to figure out how...

Aussie_hippie_2 01/08/2008 10:43 PM

Sorry, I meant I went Aperture priority, and kept it at 2.7. I still didn't fool around with it at all. My mistake. Realized that today when I was taking more pictures

ibanezgfx 01/11/2008 10:44 AM

im startin to get the hang of it a bit better. using the manual focus on Super Macro helps a lot.
flash is still kinda annoying.

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