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Old Tuesday 29th March 2005, 15:48   #1
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Canon S1 IS closeups!

Hi, i'm pretty new to photography and recently brought a Canon PowerShot S1 IS. I'm very happy with the camera. It takes some great pictures and is easy enough to use.

One issue I do have with it is this ability to take close up photos. Once you get with 1 foot or so of the subject the camera will not focus correctly.

I would like to take some close ups of plants/flowers (and birds if I can get close enough!).

Can anyone advise if this is a normal problem or if I need some type of macro lens attachment.

Also, any advice on a good telephoto lens which will fit on the Canon S1 IS.

Thanks for your time any advice appreciated. Scott

(Does anyone else have a Canon Powershot S1 IS)?
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Old Tuesday 29th March 2005, 18:23   #2
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Hi, i'm pretty new to photography and recently brought a Canon PowerShot S1 IS. I'm very happy with the camera. It takes some great pictures and is easy enough to use.

One issue I do have with it is this ability to take close up photos. Once you get with 1 foot or so of the subject the camera will not focus correctly.

I would like to take some close ups of plants/flowers (and birds if I can get close enough!).

Can anyone advise if this is a normal problem or if I need some type of macro lens attachment.

Also, any advice on a good telephoto lens which will fit on the Canon S1 IS.

Thanks for your time any advice appreciated. Scott

(Does anyone else have a Canon Powershot S1 IS)?
Hi !

Sorry, I don't have that camera, but did you check in the manual if you have to switch the camera to macro mode ? I would expect that it's possible to focus quite close, but on most models there is a special macro mode that has to be enabled.
Also, maybe you have to have the zoom at wide-angle position (no zoom) to focus close.
These are just guesses but maybe you should check this to make sure.

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Old Tuesday 29th March 2005, 18:56   #3
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Have just been looking into this and it seems that the camera should be able to close focus down to about 3.9 inches (about 10cm). These figures are for it without the zoom being used, with the zoom full out the minimum distance is 3.1 feet. I'm unsure as to whether you need to alter the camera setting to get the macro focus to work well.
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Old Wednesday 30th March 2005, 18:04   #4
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Thanks for the advice folks. I guess if in doubt read the manual!

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