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Old Sep 28, 2010, 4:39 PM   #1
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Default SX130 Macro Issue - Help Please!

I recently purchased the SX130. Overall, I am satisfied with image quality, however I am having an issue at close range. No matter what auto setting I use, the images are unacceptably blurry. I tried to switch to macro mode, but could not find it. I have repeatedly attempted to select the macro focus setting by pressing the left arrow button (where the tulip icon is). However, no matter how many times I push the button, the only options I get are normal or manual focus. And, in regular auto mode (as opposed to portrait, etc.) the focus menu doesn't appear at all. Is it possible my camera is defective or am I missing a setting somewhere?
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 6:31 PM   #2
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1. Place the mode Selector to "P" for Programed Auto. It works exactly the same as the full auto mode.

2. Push the 9 o"clock position of the 4 way controller. A menu will showing the tulip symbol to the right hand side of the menu, that is why you press the 9 o'clock position of the 4 way controller a second time to mover the selection over to cover the little tulip icon.

3. After the second click the displayed menu will disappear and you are returned to your shooting menu, and the tulip symbol is now in the bottom right hand side of the LCD screen telling you that you are in the macro or close-up mode.

Our daughter still has my SX-130, but I just verified the steps listed above on my SX-110 and I was able to get to macro in either full automatic or "P" for Programed auto mode.

Here is a macro photo taken with the SX-130. Just click on the link below to display the photo:


Sarah Joyce

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