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    It just flashes a battery low icon when it gets...

    It just flashes a battery low icon when it gets low, then goes ahead and retracts the lens and shuts down. Unfortunately due to nimh battery characteristics you get very little warning. The good news...
  2. Thread: Sunsets!

    by McDave
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    Sticky: Thank you! Believe it or not that photo is...

    Thank you! Believe it or not that photo is basically how it was shot. Just a little usm added, iirc. It had been storming all day (Saturday after Thanksgiving) and was clearing off as the sun set. We...
  3. Thread: Sunsets!

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    Sticky: East Beach, Galveston ...

    East Beach, Galveston

    http://www.buggytexas.com/images/eastbeach.jpg
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    You might check out this post in another forum......

    You might check out this post in another forum...
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1010&message=16183556
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    When shooting macros the Depth of Field (DOF)...

    When shooting macros the Depth of Field (DOF) gets real shallow. So shallow chances are only part of the subject is in focus. By bracketing the focus and aiming towards the center of the subject...
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    Thank you!. Yes, all photos were taken with an...

    Thank you!. Yes, all photos were taken with an S2. In fact, the butterfly photo on the main Gallery page was one of my first photos and received only a frame in post processing, along with the...
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    Sounds more like you're upset you overpaid. Try...

    Sounds more like you're upset you overpaid. Try $439 + shipping at Fry's Outpost.

    Also as mentioned elswhere, try using a little Unsharp Mask (USM) in post production. Virtually all digital photos...
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    Good tip on using UnSharp Mask (USM) in post...

    Good tip on using UnSharp Mask (USM) in post production. From what I've read USM is exactly what digital photos need, with the usual Sharpen nearly useless. Here's an example of what can be done with...
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    You really don't want to buy from Dell anyway. I...

    You really don't want to buy from Dell anyway. I had absolutely the worst experience with them in over five years of online shopping. And I'm not the only one...
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    I'm a long time user of http://www.etronics.com/...

    I'm a long time user of http://www.etronics.com/ and am very pleased with them. They usually have some of the lowest prices, though they are a little higher on the A610, have a good selection of the...
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    I think I would take the batteries and memory...

    I think I would take the batteries and memory card out, leave their doors open, and set it by a sunny window for another day before firing it up again.
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    The Ultra IIs are great. 1GB would be my minimum...

    The Ultra IIs are great. 1GB would be my minimum in a 7Mp camera.
  13. Have you tried formatting the card while in your...

    Have you tried formatting the card while in your camera?
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    You are set to either Exposure or Focus...

    You are set to either Exposure or Focus bracketing. Press the Func button, scroll about halfway down the left column, turn BKT to OFF.
  15. Thread: S2 IS lenscap

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    In the Tips sticky thread at the top of this...

    In the Tips sticky thread at the top of this forum there is a tip to pinch the cap's cord between the cap and lens housing to better hold the cap in place. I tried it and it works fine.

    I use...
  16. Thread: uv lens s2 ls

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    Note: The Canon teleconverter will NOT work with...

    Note: The Canon teleconverter will NOT work with filters on either side. There are no threads on the outlet side of the lens, and on the inlet side there is a shoulder that prevents it from screwing...
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