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Old Aug 25, 2004, 9:55 PM   #1
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Does the 6490 have man. focus? I read a couple places it does and a couple that it doesn't. Anybody got one?
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Old Aug 26, 2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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I've had a DX6490 for about two months, no manual focus. Go to the Kodak website for more info on your camera. www.kodak.com/go/dx6490support.
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Old Aug 26, 2004, 1:09 AM   #3
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It doesn't, but it's autofocus does wonders.
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Old Aug 27, 2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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I haven't found the manual focus either. I really don't think it exists. *poo* (I'm not a big autofocus fan, either.)
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Old Aug 29, 2004, 8:52 AM   #5
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I haven't found the manual focus either. I really don't think it exists. *poo* (I'm not a big autofocus fan, either.)
Hello Dierva:



I'm new to this forum and noticed your post. I didn't see any replies

so perhaps this info will brighten your day since you don't care for

auto-focus. The DX6490 does have a manual mode. You must

have the camera in the PASM mode. Then push in the jog dial

and go through the various selections until you come to "M" and

that's the manual focus mode. Hope this helps.



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Old Aug 29, 2004, 9:44 AM   #6
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Hey Mickey D ,,,i own the 6490,,,and have a lot of people i know that have the 6490,,,there is no manual focus on this cam,,,you can turn it to any setting you want....you still will have no manual focus.....in PASM mode on "m" mode you can set the aperature,shutter speed,etc,....but you are never going to set the focus manually...

Obviously you do not have this DC.....

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Old Aug 29, 2004, 10:01 AM   #7
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brianhare wrote:
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there is no manual focus on this cam,,,you can turn it to any setting you want....you still will have no manual focus.....in PASM mode on "m" mode you can set the aperature,shutter speed,etc,....but you are never going to set the focus manually...



I'm afraid that's the truth.

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Old Sep 1, 2004, 10:47 AM   #8
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I could be very wrong here, but this is my general practice and it seems to work very well. When I am shooting in very low light situations, I use the macro/lanscape selector to force the 6490 to a general focus range, even though there is not enough light for the camera to focus. (remember, I'm a beginner) I also use my 0.7 wide-angle for night photography and other difficult to focus shots.

Reading over this, I realize that it does nothing to answer your questions, but I find this practice gives me more of an even chance of bringing difficult shots into focus.

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Old Sep 1, 2004, 10:53 AM   #9
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Here's one of my "mistakes". It's taken at full zoom with a wide angle lens. Definately not conducive to good focusing. I should have deleted it right away, but there's something I like about it. Actually, I've grown attached to this shot.

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