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Old Jul 19, 2004, 3:57 PM   #1
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I've got a G5 and for the life of me I can't figure out how to properly use the Portrait Mode. That is, when I take pictures with the portrait mode my pictures don't have the blurred background effect. In fact, there's no difference between the pictures I take on auto mode and those that I take using the portrait mode. What am I missing or doing wrong?
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 9:04 PM   #2
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Hey Big Bad,

With most digital cameras you won't see much difference, but with that said... the more you adjust the focal length towards telephoto, the more indistinct the backgroud will become.

Hope this helps.

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Old Jul 21, 2004, 1:08 AM   #3
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You have basically answered the question yourself.

The portait mode should open the f-stop to near maximum and zoom to somewhere near the telephoto end, but you're better off doing that yourself. Indoors in auto mode the camera is going to open the lens all the way up to maximize flash range anyway, so just zoom it somewhere from the mid-range or longer while in auto mode and you are basically doing what Canon does in wasting a spot on the comand dial to supposedly simplify things.
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Old Jul 21, 2004, 10:40 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. At least it wasn't me. I don't think.
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