Hi guys, I did a search and didn't come across much info on this, maybe it's due to the new forum software, not sure.... I just purchased a Canon A85, and have the oppertunity to go up to the top of Chifley Tower tonight (44 floors up). I went up there last night as well, but none of my photos turned out that well... either too blurry (my fault totally), or too dark. Compared to a mates Digital SLR (which he took up), my shots are dissmal to say the least. I'm VERY new to photography, and would like some advice as to what settings I should use. An example of last nights shots are: MY CAMERA: HIS CAMERA: I took my photos on the Canon preset "Night Scene", but disabled the flash. Compared to the SLR, my photos seem too dark, and on the high res shot, it seems a little grainy. I'm thinking of setting my camera up like the following to get a good night shot: - ISO speed: 400 (to get the most light in) - Shutter speed set to 2 seconds to let lots of light in - Aperature value: let the camera auto detect it - Compression levels to "normal".. not sure on this one, will the lower compression level mean that the photos turn out less grainy? I'll take the photos at 1600*1200. Could anyone please advice me what they think of the above settings, or suggest a better combination?