Monday, October 26, 2009

A Tip for Canon G10 Owners: get around The 1 Second Aperture priority Mode Limitation

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If you have a Canon G10 and like to shoot in Aperture Priority (Av) mode, you’ve probably become aware that the camera limits the shutter speed to 1 second, max.

That’s quite a limitation for a nice camera like the G10.

Anyhow, there’s a little workaround (or at least something that’ll be enough for most of us, proud owners of a G10).

The trick can be found here (you should read it for details):

http://g10tipstricks.blogspot.com/2009/01/getting-around-canon-g10s-1-second-av.html

Basically it consists in 3 steps:

  1. Change your mode to Shutter Speed (Tv) priority  (weird, I know, but keep reading)
  2. Point your camera to your subject and take a quick meter reading (press that asterisk button in your camera)
  3. Rotate the control ring. The LCD will display a dual meter (aperture and shutter speed) which you can change according to you criteria
  4. Take your shot

Although not exactly what you were looking for, it’s still a pretty nice cool workaround, don’t you think?

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