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28th of March 2009 (Sat), 16:20
28th of March 2009 (Sat), 16:50
First of all keep it at the lowest possible f-stop. Remember that f-stops normally change as the focal length (zoom) change. Try to keep the shutter speed as low as possible where you can still get crisp shots. Also try to go to an early or afternoon showing where light is at it's strongest. Do NOT use flash. Remember to keep the ISO below 400-800 considering it's a compact camera, the sensors simply do not do well with high and sometimes' mid-range ISO's.
28th of March 2009 (Sat), 16:52
You might want to consider renting a lens and a D-SLR body unless you prefer traveling with something more compact.
28th of March 2009 (Sat), 17:03
Well something compact is what im going for.. but thats not a bad idea
As for the ISO i usually keep it btwn 80 and 100.. and I usually take shots mid morning early afternoon for best lighting situations.. I keep the Flash off unless i think it's needed.. and that's rarely.. Im thinking Aquarium mode might also help.. has anyone experiemented with this mode?
ah Thanks for the help :)
28th of March 2009 (Sat), 17:23
Hmmmm . . . EXIF sys those were taken with a Sony DSC-W50 at between 1/125 and 1/160 and f/9 in Program. If you're in open daylight like those were, use Av mode at wide open (f/5.5 at longest zoom) and ISO of 100 or so; you should get a tad faster shutter speeds than you did above.
28th of March 2009 (Sat), 18:25
I just updated the pictures, that was my oppsie I have two folders one hubbys (sony cybershot) and my Canon powershot..lol) but either way thanks a bunch
28th of March 2009 (Sat), 20:31
Third one may be a tad underexposed, and oversharpened. It looks a bit softer than the others as well. Did you use digital zoom? The A590 supports M mode, and you can use the meter to find a "correct" exposure. I forget which page in the manual, but you use the back wheel switch left and right to change the shutter speed or aperture and the +/- Exposure Comp. switch to change which one of the two you're setting.
31st of March 2009 (Tue), 16:39
Your A590 supports full manual, but you can just put it on Tv and set the shutter speed there.
Definitely try to keep the ISO at 400 - I think 800 might be tolerable, but still pretty bad.
So ya, ISO at 400 and set the shutter speed from there. Chances are the camera will be at the widest aperture supported by that focal length.
My wife got some cool shots with our A590 in Japan, but it has its limitations. Try a monopod? You can get that in the gates, and it will help the shake. My wife found the monopod invaluable in crap light situations.
7th of April 2009 (Tue), 17:52
If you are new to the Tv and Av modes and you want to automate the thing, you can use the sports mode (found on the top dial as a running man); you can turn flash off then. This will shift up the ISO to get the best shutter for fast moving object.
I think monopod and tripod won't help because you need to stop motion, and with fast shutter and IS on you will surely get steady shots.
7th of April 2009 (Tue), 20:14
I bought my mother-in-law a 590. It has manual mode...so what is the problem?? Av/Tv?
If you want to max out shutter speed with given conditions, keep the ISO low to reduce noise (200 or less), and use Av with the aperture as wide as you can go - for a given focal length. Lenses with variable aperture based on focal length...:rolleyes:
If you really want to have fun, dump the A and get a DSLR.
13th of April 2009 (Mon), 01:14
If you are new to the Tv and Av modes and you want to automate the thing, you can use the sports mode (found on the top dial as a running man);.
um there's no running man there's a kids and pets, portrait thats about it, no running guy..
Umm Mlav it was a gift from hubby.. i cant do that to him..
13th of April 2009 (Mon), 08:44
Kids and Pets would be the closest equivalent to Sports, which was found on older PowerShot models.
14th of April 2009 (Tue), 11:47
well i got a slightly used Canon Eos 10 body but no lens..can anyone suggest a good starter lens?
14th of April 2009 (Tue), 11:54
That won't take Canon's EF-S mount lenses (which designation isn't synonymous with "lenses for crop body; Sigma's, Tamron's or Tokina's "crop" lenses will work fine), which rules out the 18-55 as a possibility. You might look at the 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 EF, the 50 f/1.8 EF, or Sigma's 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 HSM DC.
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