Hi There - I've got the same camera as you - C700 UZ - and have (with help) figured out how to set the f-stop to 8 and the shutter to 1/30 per your suggestion. BUT - to do that I have concluded I must set the A-S-M value to "M", which then apparently forces me to also manually focus on the subject..... Is there a better way?? Am I doing it wrong? How the heck do I manually focus with this little gadget? You KNOW how wacky that manual is.... Thanks in advance!