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    Default Canon Power Shot Help please.

    I bought a new camera. From experience with my last camera I one again bought a Canon Powershot. It is the SX130IS. 12x zoom, 12.1 mega pixles.

    There are 3 setting that will allow me to choose macro. Manual, Aperture Priority and Program. However I'm not quit sure how to use this. Whenever I try it seems I can't get close enough to take a macro shot. No matter how I focus. If I'm standing 2' away and use zoom it doesn't work. If I'm close up, say 3" with no zoom it still doesn't work.

    Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
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    Hey Jamie, if you haven't checked the manual it talks about changing to macro on page 69. Try it in Program, that sets the aperture and shutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate_newton View Post
    Hey Jamie, if you haven't checked the manual it talks about changing to macro on page 69. Try it in Program, that sets the aperture and shutter.
    Thanks Nate! I just have a hard time understanding the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Thanks Nate! I just have a hard time understanding the book.
    The manuals are confusing at times. So you got it figured out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate_newton View Post
    The manuals are confusing at times. So you got it figured out?
    No My sis has this horrible habit of putting or throwing things away~I can't find my book~I'm looking online to see if I can find a users manual. darn it and I just bought the camera~man she's quick. Thanks though
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    No My sis has this horrible habit of putting or throwing things away~I can't find my book~I'm looking online to see if I can find a users manual. darn it and I just bought the camera~man she's quick. Thanks though
    It's online, I actually linked to it for you. Here it is again, from the Canon website. http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/5/030000..._CUG_EN_03.pdf

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    Nate you are a life saver! Thank you so much-do/did you have the same camera?

    This may sound funny but this new camera was part of my tank upgrade-lol-can't have a new setup without being able to take pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Nate you are a life saver! Thank you so much-do/did you have the same camera?

    This may sound funny but this new camera was part of my tank upgrade-lol-can't have a new setup without being able to take pics
    You're welcome. I have the Canon 40D but have been a Canon user for 13 years so with a manual and specs I can problem solve about anything. That's a pretty good reason for a camera. You have to be able to show it off.

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