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Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default New Canon Powershot SX 40 HS Owner with Some Questions...

Hi, Everyone -

I purchased a Canon Powershot SX 40 HS not too long ago and I've noticed that a lot of people here have taken some incredible shots. I've also noticed that a lot of you here have some custom settings; are there any manual settings suggestions ( e.g. dim lighting, macro, action shots, scenery etc.) you guys can give me for a baseline? Automatic shots are nice and all, but I feel I am robbing myself of really capturing the moments.

Thanks for your help.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 5:07 AM   #2
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It's very difficult to give you any specific "manual" or "custom" settings- as every different scene and every different lighting situation requires a different setting- sometimes just seconds apart..!
I would suggest buying yourself a Digital Photography book- which will guide you through the ins and outs of different types of photography(landscape/low light/sports etc...) and what kind of settings are required for each. When and where to use aperture priority as opposed to shutter priority and vice-versa etc...
Camera's may differ- but the rules are pretty much the same for shooting- even with film cameras.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 9:15 AM   #3
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In my view... just keep learning from photos at what setting they ware clicked.
use different setting and modes apart from AUTO mode until its not very crucial a particular moment photo and you don't know at what setting it should be clicked.

Some things I follow,
-> In sufficient light then use P mode and select ISO 100 to get most clear photos.
->To click photos of people/background defocus effect use portrait mode that is least aperture setting.

enjoy clicking.
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 3:35 PM   #4
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ianoop thanks for the good tips! I just picked up my SX40 yesterday and it is alot of fun so far, its amazing how versatile this camera is. I want to learn everything about this camera.
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 2:01 AM   #5
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In my view... just keep learning from photos at what setting they ware clicked.
use different setting and modes apart from AUTO mode until its not very crucial a particular moment photo and you don't know at what setting it should be clicked.

Some things I follow,
-> In sufficient light then use P mode and select ISO 100 to get most clear photos.
->To click photos of people/background defocus effect use portrait mode that is least aperture setting.

enjoy clicking.

Thanks! Will give your suggestions a try.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 9:26 AM   #6
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Can I use my old Vivitar Auto Thyristor 550FD flash on my SX40 camera?
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