Can't find tele-converter on SX50

Started Mar 1, 2013 | Questions
TheOwlLady New Member • Posts: 1
Can't find tele-converter on SX50

I have read the owners manual for the SX50 and it tells me that there is a setting to activate the tele-converter,  It shows that in the menu I should be seeing a camera icon next to the tool menu,  but I am seeing an arrow in its place.  Scrolling down that arrow menu or any other menu does not give me any settings for the tele-convertor.  What am I doing wrong?

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Steen Bay Veteran Member • Posts: 6,974
Re: Can't find tele-converter on SX50

TheOwlLady wrote:

I have read the owners manual for the SX50 and it tells me that there is a setting to activate the tele-converter, It shows that in the menu I should be seeing a camera icon next to the tool menu, but I am seeing an arrow in its place. Scrolling down that arrow menu or any other menu does not give me any settings for the tele-convertor. What am I doing wrong?

Turn the camera on so that it's ready to shoot, then the shooting menu (with a camera icon) will be available.

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CSPoole Regular Member • Posts: 419
Re:Page 132 Manual (tele-converter on SX50) (nt)
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Don_Campbell Senior Member • Posts: 2,707
Re: Can't find tele-converter on SX50
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TheOwlLady wrote:

I have read the owners manual for the SX50 and it tells me that there is a setting to activate the tele-converter, It shows that in the menu I should be seeing a camera icon next to the tool menu, but I am seeing an arrow in its place. Scrolling down that arrow menu or any other menu does not give me any settings for the tele-convertor. What am I doing wrong?

It is a little more complicated than the other posters imply: On page 146 of the manual it explains that raw photo mode (and jpg plus raw) disables the digital zoom modes including digital teleconverter. On page 266&7, the chart shows that digital teleconverter (which is set from the digital zoom menu item) is only available for M, Av, Tv and P modes.

So, 1) you need to find the camera icon in the menus, 2) be in one of the four modes that permits the digital TC, and 3) you must not have enabled raw (or raw +jpg).

Don

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Re: Thanks (nt)
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Steen Bay Veteran Member • Posts: 6,974
Re: Can't find tele-converter on SX50
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Don_Campbell wrote:

TheOwlLady wrote:

I have read the owners manual for the SX50 and it tells me that there is a setting to activate the tele-converter, It shows that in the menu I should be seeing a camera icon next to the tool menu, but I am seeing an arrow in its place. Scrolling down that arrow menu or any other menu does not give me any settings for the tele-convertor. What am I doing wrong?

It is a little more complicated than the other posters imply: On page 146 of the manual it explains that raw photo mode (and jpg plus raw) disables the digital zoom modes including digital teleconverter. On page 266&7, the chart shows that digital teleconverter (which is set from the digital zoom menu item) is only available for M, Av, Tv and P modes.

So, 1) you need to find the camera icon in the menus, 2) be in one of the four modes that permits the digital TC, and 3) you must not have enabled raw (or raw +jpg).

Don

Correct, but the OP's question was about finding the camera icon, which represents the shooting menu. The shooting menu is only visible/available when in shooting mode. In playback mode the shooting menu is replaced by the playback menu, with an arrow icon.

Don_Campbell Senior Member • Posts: 2,707
Re: Can't find tele-converter on SX50

Steen Bay wrote:

Don_Campbell wrote:

TheOwlLady wrote:

I have read the owners manual for the SX50 and it tells me that there is a setting to activate the tele-converter, It shows that in the menu I should be seeing a camera icon next to the tool menu, but I am seeing an arrow in its place. Scrolling down that arrow menu or any other menu does not give me any settings for the tele-convertor. What am I doing wrong?

It is a little more complicated than the other posters imply: On page 146 of the manual it explains that raw photo mode (and jpg plus raw) disables the digital zoom modes including digital teleconverter. On page 266&7, the chart shows that digital teleconverter (which is set from the digital zoom menu item) is only available for M, Av, Tv and P modes.

So, 1) you need to find the camera icon in the menus, 2) be in one of the four modes that permits the digital TC, and 3) you must not have enabled raw (or raw +jpg).

Don

Correct, but the OP's question was about finding the camera icon, which represents the shooting menu. The shooting menu is only visible/available when in shooting mode. In playback mode the shooting menu is replaced by the playback menu, with an arrow icon.

The subject of her post was "Can't find tele-converter on SX50" and that objective is what I addressed. Knowing how to get the camera icon was insufficient.

I simpathized because I found it difficult to find the TC setting when I first tested it out in spite of knowing how to find my way to the camera icon. Why? Because in discussing the TC setting the manual failed to explicitly say that it's on the digital zoom menu and that is only enabled when you are in M, Av, Tv or P mode, and even then only when you have disabled raw shooting.

Don

KandyR New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Can't find tele-converter on SX50

Thanks a lot, Don. Exactly what I needed - have ben trying to figure out why that option got grayed out. Turns our, I had turned on RAW+JPG. I found the SX50 manual a lot more confusing that the typical Canon manual (it doesn't help that there's no hard copy either). They mention other modes that are incompatible with Teleconverter (digi zoom, Auto, Sports, Creative etc but do NOT mention RAW.

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