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Old Jul 6, 2005, 9:45 AM   #1
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Surf City NC.


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Old Jul 6, 2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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Nice, but a little blurry. Intentional?

BTW, Surf City is Huntington Beach, California where most of the Lower 48 USA surfing contests are held.

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Old Jul 6, 2005, 6:27 PM   #3
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Check your map there is a Surf City on Topsail Island North Carolina also. The tiny bit of out of focus can be explained by the fact that it was almost totally dark and the auto focus was not up to it. this is a timed shot of between 8 and 10 seconds. I should look at the EXIF data and see, but I'm at work and the boss could find me any second. I'll look when I get home.

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Old Jul 7, 2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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I stand humbly corrected. "Surf City" is only the nickname for Huntington Beach, Ca.

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Old Jul 7, 2005, 12:21 PM   #5
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The tiny bit of out of focus can be explained by the fact that it was almost totally dark and the auto focus was not up to it. this is a timed shot of between 8 and 10 seconds. I should look at the EXIF data and see, but I'm at work and the boss could find me any second. I'll look when I get home.

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Tsk, tsk... company time. :roll:

The 6490 can focus quite well under dark conditions, but it is a bit of a trial and error process. The first thing to do is make sure you are in landscape mode. It's the next best thing to "infinity" focus, which the Kodak doesn't have. The next step is to experiment a bit with the exposure metering and focus zone settingson the main menu screen. I generally have more success with these set to the center as opposed to multi zone. It also helps if there is some strong contrast within your chosen focus zone.

Also, when taking the shot,you may have to press the shutter button to half way more than once before the camera resolves the scene. You will probably get an exposure warning, which you can ignore, butwith luck the focus alert will disappear after a couple of tries.The more time you spend taking this kind of shot, the easier they become.

And, of course, my best advice is to check with Paul (coldsnail). He is the low-light guru around here.

I hope this helps.

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Old Jul 7, 2005, 7:15 PM   #6
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You always do Tom!!

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