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Old May 6, 2003, 8:22 PM   #1
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Default Depth of Field Adjustment - Possible on my Cam?

Hi,
I have a Canon S400. In my posted photo "Ceramic Delight" on this board at "Post your Photos" then "Close-Ups", Lauren suggested changing the DOF to get a better photo.

I spoke with Canon and they informed me that my camera doesn't have this setting and cannot perform this DOF adjustment.

Is this true? Are there workarounds?

The Canon rep mentioned the Macro and Infinity modes and seemed unsure of himself (after coming back from putting me on hold) that those modes might adjust DOF??

So is there any hope of am I screwed with this S400?

Thanks to all who respond,
Matt
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Old May 7, 2003, 2:40 AM   #2
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Hi again Grabber.

I dont think you can adjust the aperturesetting on your digicam. I've read Steves review! It seems to me, that you have to shoot in auto-mode. The manuel-mode doesn't have this feature to adjust the aperture. The only thing you can do is to choose as low ISO setting as possible and cross you finger that the digicam will chose a small F.stop and not a fast shutter...(but I doubt it!).

Please correct me anyone - if I'm wrong!
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Old May 7, 2003, 12:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Klaus,
I did want to mention that I do have control over shutter speed on this camera in manual mode. It allows adjustment up to 15 seconds for low light situations.

Does this help in increasing DOF?
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I dont think so - but to be honest - I dont know how this works.

I sound to me, that you are able to set the shutter i.e 2 seconds..and furhter up to 15 seconds. Shuttertimes like these are mostly used under low light or darkness.

you must be able to set the shuttertime to i.e 1/125 sec. and let the camera choose a high f.stop. I dont think you can do this...

Cant you find anything in the manual about this ?

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Old May 7, 2003, 12:28 PM   #5
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Thanks again Klaus,
I'll check the manual and web for further info. Looks like I might not be able to do this with this cam. I still love it!

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I understand that - the photos you posted here are technically fine. Good luck on you quest!
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