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Old Dec 4, 2004, 11:40 AM   #1
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I went from a Kodak DC4800 to the C8080 and I can't even begin to describe the jump I made. A totally different league of camera for sure, I'm pleased nearly beyond words.

The picture here was in the first 10 or so I took with the camera, just fumbling around the menus trying to figure them out without the manual. It was handheld, the settings were a mess, just one of those lucky moments in time to catch the shot and the quality of the lens and camera in general allowed me to save a very underexposed shot with some basic tweaking.

The EXIF info from the original in brief for anyone interested.
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Camera Model: C8080WZ
Camera Software: v757-75
Exposure Time: 1/30 sec
F-Number: f/2.5
Exposure Program: Normal Program
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: Unknown
Flash: No Flash, Compulsory
Focal Length: 11.90 mm
Color Space Information: sRGB
Rendering: Normal
Exposure Mode: Auto
White Balance: Manual
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: Low Gain Up
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Compression Setting: HQ # I was surprised here most of all
Macro Mode: Normal
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Manipulation was done using The Gimp 2.0 on a linux box using mostly the curves and levels tool with some unsharp mask as well.

I'd buy this camera again gladly and look forward to wearing it out.
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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Cute image!

Are you waving a candy(or catnip) coated mouse over their noses to get their attention like that?:blah:
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 2:10 PM   #3
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They were furiously stalking a moth that was buzzing around the chandelier over the table. Out of frame to the left was the pile of boxes and manuals from opening the camera :-). In the original you can zoom in and see the chandelier pretty clearly in the eye of the foreground cat. I got a kick out of that detail.
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 4:43 PM   #4
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The stare of a predator, looks great. Once you become more aquaitned with your oly c8080 you will be even more pleasantly surprized. :-)
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