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Old Oct 16, 2003, 12:39 PM   #1
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I have recently bought a Canon Powershot A60. I'm pleased with it in almost every way except för the landscape photos. I've been testing all manual settings to get focus far away but I can't get there.
I've tried manual focus, all kind of different shutter speed, aperture and so on. What's wrong? Is it me or the camera?
I've tried different compression of the photos and even a tripod as well.
I begin to think the camera isn't capable of taking clear, sharp pictures at distance?

Some pics taken in Sweden today:
http://members.fortunecity.se/gits1/1.jpg
http://members.fortunecity.se/gits1/2.jpg
http://members.fortunecity.se/gits1/3.jpg
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Old Oct 17, 2003, 1:16 PM   #2
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First thing nice eye for the subject. I like the pics. Too bad they're not that clear. My first question is were you using zoom? See my reply to JoshuaB on teleconvertors for g3/g5. Next is that the subject is far away probably too far away for a clear shot without a good optical lense. The second pic that you have the leaves on the right side are cleare, and they were a lot closer than the rest of the pic. The time of day looks like it was low light. In low light the pic will be blurry or grainy. My G3 even does the same thing. You have to remember that the objects at a distance are probably moving slightly(tree branches, leaves etc.) so trying to get a shot at a distance would be tough.
Keep trying you have a good eye for landscape and lighting effects.
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Old Oct 17, 2003, 3:29 PM   #3
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First thing nice eye for the subject. I like the pics. Too bad they're not that clear. My first question is were you using zoom? See my reply to JoshuaB on teleconvertors for g3/g5. Next is that the subject is far away probably too far away for a clear shot without a good optical lense. The second pic that you have the leaves on the right side are cleare, and they were a lot closer than the rest of the pic. The time of day looks like it was low light. In low light the pic will be blurry or grainy. My G3 even does the same thing. You have to remember that the objects at a distance are probably moving slightly(tree branches, leaves etc.) so trying to get a shot at a distance would be tough.
Keep trying you have a good eye for landscape and lighting effects.
Thanks for the good critics about my photos. But I think I got lucky because I'm a complete novice in taking photos. No zoom were used by the way. The pictures were taken in the evening in rather low light.

Here are som pictures taken in better light:

http://members.fortunecity.se/gits1/4.jpg
http://members.fortunecity.se/gits1/5.jpg (full 3x zoom, without tripod)
http://members.fortunecity.se/gits1/6.jpg

Maybe they'll appear clear if I print them in 5x7"?
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Old Oct 18, 2003, 6:44 AM   #4
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some cams take clear and sharp shots, some softer pictures, just like the Canon Cams. (I got a A60 myself and know what you're talking about )
Soft pictures aren't automatically bad. You can still use a sharpening filter with PS to make the photos look sharper, but I guess your problems in the first pic was a long exposure time without a tripod. The first picture for example was taken with 1/15 sec.
The others are okay for these light conditions I think.
Your daylight photos btw look much better! especially the last one (6.jpg).
Try using an unlimited focus for landscapes and the P-Mode. It should work quite well.
There was an interesting topic on soft and sharp images here, but I can't find it right now. Check it out.
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