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Bloodstrike Feb 15, 2004 3:38 PM

I'm so excited. Finely a Canon digicam with large zoom with image stabilizer. But there are a few things I don't like. No AF Assist lamp (why are all large zooms missing this). Less impressive macro mode (10cm).

If I'm going to buy the s1, I'll also buy a lens adapter and coupling ring. To attache a 50mm F1.4 reversed on the s1 for those super-macro photo's. Who has experience with reversing a lens on a digicam?

I also don't like the wide-agle on the S1 (38 - 380 mm equiv.).
I don't need a external flash but it is always nice to have that option. I'm guessing the red-eye will be less with the S1 because of the flip-up flash.

3mpixels is enough for me. At least it's not 2 mpixels.

Reason to buy a Canon S1 IS is because, my Powershot a40 doesn't allow me to take a picture of a frog without scaring the frog.

sjm817 Feb 15, 2004 11:21 PM


Originally Posted by Normcar
Please refer to the following string for a suggestion on the red eye issue:

Thanks for the advice. Most people are aware that red eye can be fixed, but dont want to have to deal with it.

Here is an example: Last Christmas, I took a bunch of shots of the Christmas pageant at Church. Most shots had ~ 5 kids in them. All had red eye problems. I had about 40 pics in all. 40 pics x 5 kids x 2 eyes = 400 red eyes to fix. No thanks. I'd rather use an external flash, and not have that much post processing work.

Bloodstrike Feb 19, 2004 3:19 AM

I also noticed there is no Slow sync mode on the Powershot S1 IS.

- Operation Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON/ OFF
- Flash Range 1.0 – 4.2m/ 3.3 – 14 ft., 1.0 – 3.8m/ 3.3 – 12 ft.
- (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
- Recycling Time Approx. 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
- Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 stop in 1/3-stop increments

tapanakara Feb 19, 2004 9:28 PM

Does anyone knows if the image stabilization makes a big difference?

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