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My Powershot S5IS doesn't focus sharp. The pictures look good on the monitor and even on the computer monitor after I transfer them but when I print them they are not sharp and no depth of field. It is not the printer because pictures from my Nikon D50 and Kodak print great. I have tried changing the settings but even set to super fine they just aren't sharp. I was able to get some better results on Portrait but still not what it should be. When I shot some video it looked very sharp. Can the focus be adjusted? How and where?

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SOURCE: LCD monitor does not show image you are focusing on....

The camera is a Single Lens Reflex. It is not possible to use the LCD as a viewfinder. Canon answers that question here: CanonUSA

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Rebel XT - LCD monitor.

The camera is a Single Lens Reflex (SLR). It is not possible to use the LCD display as a viewfinder. See Canon's answer here: CanonUSA

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Focus problems.

The canon 5d was suspected to produced low sharp pictures, but it's wrong. Sharpness is a parameter on the 5D. You can tune it in the menu/image style/ then you choose your style and hit "jump". The first cursor is sharpeness. Enjoy.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: nikon d300 depth of field button cover replacement

I think the factory repair service is the best choice for this type repair. The El Segundo location worked well for me. You may be able to contact them by phone (number on the Nikon web site) and ask about cost, but if you ship the camera to them they will give you a quote before starting work.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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SOURCE: why doesn't f2.8 show depth of field?

Yes. But the operative word is "bit." Because of the small sensor size of the P90, you have a short lens. Zoomed all the way out, it's 4.6mm. A 4.6mm lens is going to give you quite a bit of depth-of-field, no matter what aperture you use. Even zoomed in, it's 110.4mm.

Compact cameras simply can't give you narrow depth of field. Not without altering the laws of physics.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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