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Old Jan 28, 2005, 2:51 PM   #1
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10X optical zoom? For those of you with cameras with the 10X, do you use it alot? I mean, it sounds GREAT and I went out today and tested a few camera and the 10x really does an excellent job, but I am wondering if I really truly NEED it. Sure I want it but I have spending limit right now and the 7590 doesn't really fit into my budget. I mainly take photos of my children, family, landscapes, etc. A professional I am not (though I wish I was!). I guess I am just looking for some reassurance that I will LOVE my new camera no matter how much optical zoom it has. :G

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Old Jan 28, 2005, 3:05 PM   #2
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Have you considered a 6490? They are a bit less expensive than the 7590 and still a good camera.


I have a 7630 and really do like the camera and it's features but wish I had spent the extra $$$ and got the 7590. About 6 weeks after getting the camera I purchased the Kodak 2x telephoto zoom lens. I have not played with it much but I just had to have more than 3x optical zoom for some things I would like to do. Perhaps you won't NEED 10x zoom but it sure would be nice to have! When I bought the 7630 it was just under $300 plus $60 for the lens and adaptor ring. For that price I wish I had picked up the 6490. I'm certain that the 4MP 6490 would take adequate pictures for me, an amateur.
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Old Jan 28, 2005, 3:48 PM   #3
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I wanted too the 10x optical zoom too. But I guess to use it you really need a tripod or a really steady hand. My hands not great at remaining steady and I dont want to carry around a tripod with me. But I aruged with myself about that for a while. In the end i chose to go with the bigger megapixel (6.1mp) then the zoom. Though I think it would be nice to use. But if I am not mistaken, on most of these cameras, we can add those lenses (sp?) on there.
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Old Jan 28, 2005, 3:48 PM   #4
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I have the DX6490,,,and i can tell you if you plan on using the camera outdoors a lot you will love the 10x zoom,,,i almost always have mine at the max optical zoom...if you get one you`ll never want less.....i have a 1.7x lense that i add on to the 10x zoom,,and i still want more...wildlife shots demand at least the 10x zoom or you have to get to close and spook the animal......



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Old Jan 28, 2005, 5:13 PM   #5
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I wanted too the 10x optical zoom too. But I guess to use it you really need a tripod or a really steady hand. My hands not great at remaining steady and I dont want to carry around a tripod with me. But I aruged with myself about that for a while. In the end i chose to go with the bigger megapixel (6.1mp) then the zoom. Though I think it would be nice to use. But if I am not mistaken, on most of these cameras, we can add those lenses (sp?) on there.
I have the Kodak 2x lens but even with that it's only 6x. That's really adequate IMO for most people but I'm sure that if I had a 10x I'd never go back.


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Old Jan 28, 2005, 6:57 PM   #6
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i have a 1.7x lense that i add on to the 10x zoom,,and i still want more...
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646mm isn't enough?
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Old Jan 28, 2005, 7:08 PM   #7
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Well Paul,,,when you`ve had (if you ever do) the use ofa Carl Zeiss 1000mm mirror lense,,,,,the 646mm kind of pales in comparison...don`t get me wrong,,the TCON is a great lense for the price and really clear too.....but when i`m out bird shooting ( with a camera),,,,more is better.....

But,,,,no way i`d lug the Zeiss lense out in the woods without an ATV to carry it,,,lol



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Old Jan 28, 2005, 7:55 PM   #8
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And there I was thinking of a 2000mm lens for my SLR.

My kind of lens
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Old Jan 28, 2005, 11:25 PM   #9
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Have you considered a 6490?
I actually have looked into it. The only thing is, I would much rather purchase a camera through an actual store that I can go in and test the camera out first and there aren't any retailers around me to do so with this particular model.


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I wanted too the 10x optical zoom too. But I guess to use it you really need a tripod or a really steady hand
My hands are not that steady either. While I was out and about today checking out cameras, that is the first thing I noticed with every 10x, it seemed awfully shakey.



"Cold Snail" what a gorgeous photo!

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Old Jan 29, 2005, 11:35 AM   #10
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kodak 6490. 3rd base line. second deck. 5-10 rows up. full 10x optical zoom. I love my 6490!
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