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Old Sep 19, 2004, 7:43 AM   #1
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How good or bad is this camera with moderate or long exposure? On the review it said 64 second exposure is possible unless ive read wrong?
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Old Sep 19, 2004, 10:06 AM   #2
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The DX6490 is great in low light long exp shots,,,,,your Kodak should be no differebt,,you just need a good tripod...

This was taken at 12 seconds...



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Old Sep 19, 2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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Here`s one at 2 seconds....



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Old Sep 19, 2004, 2:31 PM   #4
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The manual says 64 sec. is for manual operation only.

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Old Sep 19, 2004, 5:31 PM   #5
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Brian,

I remember years ago having a little cable for my Nikon SLR that attached to the shutter button for long timed shots. Obviously this was to avoid camera shake.

Do you use something like that on your fireworks and other 2 second shots? I would imagine if you do it would also exist for the 7440. If not, how do you avoid, even on a tripod, camera shake when you push the button?

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Old Sep 19, 2004, 6:26 PM   #6
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Fred,,,my pet peve on the Kodak line of DC`s is that they do not include a REMOTE CONTROL.....or atleast have one available at extra cost like my Canon Elph did...

It kind of makes me mad....

But,,,since there is no way to do this remotely i justpush half way and follow through slowly then gently remove my hand,,,a good solid tripod,,,or at least not a cheapy will usually keep skake to minimum,,,i was actually thinking of inventing one,,,,that would mount into the tripod hole and go up and over and let a remote cable screw to it,,,machined from alloy on a CNC machine....something sellable i think,,but since i found i really don`t need it i gave that idea up.....



Oh well maybe my next DC will.....



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Old Sep 21, 2004, 9:00 AM   #7
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I have 2 64sec exposure shots here: http://www.pbase.com/ajuett/kodak_dx7440

Test shots more than anything else, the weather has been rather dull since I bought my camera 2 weeks ago.

Quote Fred:
"If not, how do you avoid, even on a tripod, camera shake when you push the button?"

One way to avoid camera shake at a long exposure setting is to set the self timer.
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koruvs wrote:

One way to avoid camera shake at a long exposure setting is to set the self timer.[/quote]

Now why didn't I think of that?

BTW, the two 64 second shots, would they have been lighter if the ISO were set to a higher number?

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