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    Hi I'm just wondering if it's possible to get almost the same effect on portraits as DSLR using powershot? I've tried shooting landscrapes and plants, the pics turns out to be quite amazing but can't seems to get it right for portraits. I'm using A710IS btw...
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    Quote Originally Posted by m3rcury747 View Post
    Hi I'm just wondering if it's possible to get almost the same effect on portraits as DSLR using powershot? I've tried shooting landscrapes and plants, the pics turns out to be quite amazing but can't seems to get it right for portraits. I'm using A710IS btw...
    Try teh Portrait mode on the dial of the cam.

    zoom to about 50mm and shoot ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Try teh Portrait mode on the dial of the cam.

    zoom to about 50mm and shoot ...
    can't use manual for that?
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    and also i realise sometimes when i zoom too much the aperture becomes smaller...as in larger in number...
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    Emm, yes. Which is Good for portrait anyway. haha. Try to make the 1/F number around 8-11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m3rcury747 View Post
    can't use manual for that?
    Yes you can, if you know how to set the shutter speed and the aperture size. eg: F2.8 or F8 or F11.
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    Zoom to the max focal length, and set the smallest possible aperture under Av. That should gives you the best possible isolation for portraits for a P&S camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    Zoom to the max focal length, and set the smallest possible aperture under Av. That should gives you the best possible isolation for portraits for a P&S camera.
    Technically, it should be the biggest apperture (smallest f-number).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaglietti View Post
    Technically, it should be the biggest apperture (smallest f-number).

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    Paiseh, you are right. I phrase it wrongly
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    U cannot get DSLR-like effects using a small PnS for portraiture due to the tiny sensor size. As the tiny sensor size gives a great depth of field even at the largest aperture, getting a good background blur for example is not possible. I also used to have the A710 IS and also cannot achieve this effect.
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    hehe. ya quality wise, still cant compare de la. if so, no one will buy DSLR le
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirowen View Post
    hehe. ya quality wise, still cant compare de la. if so, no one will buy DSLR le
    DSLR's becos of their lens interchangeability which gives different perspectives and angles. PnS n prosumers have only a non-interchangeable lens.
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