View Full Version : Newbie just got an S5is
21st of July 2007 (Sat), 15:47
I took the plunge today and ventured into digital with the S5 is. So far very impressed although it has not stoped raining long enough for me to do much.
Any way, thought I would join up and say hello.
23rd of July 2007 (Mon), 00:06
You will enjoy the new digital camera Powershot s5, I purchased it about a week ago and used it a few times this week. It is really nice.
26th of July 2007 (Thu), 01:15
I also bought the S5is 2 weeks ago and still learning about it. I am also new to this forum. Have posted but gotten no reply yet, at least you got one already. Maybe we can keep in touch as we learn our new camera? Thanks.
27th of July 2007 (Fri), 08:36
I bought one about two weeks ago. Very nice camera. I have two complaints. The lens cover pops off just like the one on my G6 I am not sure what the answer to this is. The other is that the camera is so small that I have a hard time holding it still.
I bought this camera because I travel a lot on business and I am kind of sick of carrying my 20D or 5d with the 100-400ISL lens. The image stabilisation works to a point but I haven't quite figured out how to hold is steady yet. I may be looking for a light weight travel tripod. Any suggestions?
27th of July 2007 (Fri), 09:00
Yeah! Get a solid piece of metal and screw it to the bottom. Maybe you can get a 3/8" piece of steel that can be machined with a hole for the screw. Basically, I'm saying add weight. Its like adding the grip to your 20D. my 2 cents.
1st of September 2007 (Sat), 17:19
Did any of you notice any quirks with the S5IS?
Aschlaman - you mentioned that you have a 5d with a 100-400IS L lens. How does the new camera compare at the longer zoom range?
As far as the lens cap popping off, that's pretty annoying. Bummer that Canon didn't make a better "click on" cap. There are lens cap bungees you can get where a sticky circle is attached to the lens cap and the other end is an elastic band that goes around another piece of the camera (like the lens body) so if it does fall off, you at least won't lose it. I don't like these personally but it is an option I thought I'd mention.
1st of September 2007 (Sat), 17:55
...I have two complaints. The lens cover pops off just like the one on my G6 I am not sure what the answer to this is.... The other is that the camera is so small that I have a hard time holding it still...Art Schlaman
I think the lens cover is designed to pop off so that when you switch the camera on without removing it, the lens and mechanism won't get damaged.
Solution: Get an adapter, UV filter and lens cap all from Lensmate . Then your lens will be protected, the cap will stay on, and you can wrap your fingers around the adapter to give you a good steady grip when holding the viewfinder to your eye.
2nd of September 2007 (Sun), 17:07
i also picked up a S5is a few weeks ago, and agree on the lens cap poping off alot. currently back in iraq and having left my manuals and such back in the states ( like a dummy ) trying to figure out the settings and such.
many using it recently for photos to include my unit playing flag football. once the sun goes down all the photos tend to come out really fuzzy.
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