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Old May 18, 2005, 3:05 PM   #1
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Hi

can anyone tell me what settings are good ??

i like to use pasm p mode at the moment as im new to all this,

im stuck on things like metering zone which is best ?? ie spot !!

do i use best or best 3.2 as i was told3.2 the cam uses less compression ??

neutral or saturated?? i use neutral.

exposure metering ?? i have multi set !!!

sharpness ?? i have sharp set!!

any tips would be greatfull thanks

paul

p.s any chance kodak will create a less compression firmware ??
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Use spot focus when you are taking shots like a bird in a tree surrounded by limbs,,it`ll focus only on what`s in the framing marks.....

Use 3:2 unless you want the image cropped for 4x6 prints..

Exposure metering on my 6490 is always on center spot,,your choice there though..

Use normal sharpness,,,and use sharp unmask in PSE3.0 or whatever program you use,,if you get an unsharp pic you can always fix it,,,,but if it`s already oversharpened by the camera then you are stuck with what you have....

We have a better chance getting rectal cancer than getting a firmware update on the 6490....





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Old May 18, 2005, 3:27 PM   #3
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thank you very much

one day ill be able to work out these manual settings for night scenes i hope !!

also is there any special filters you recomend ? i have kodak 55mm adapter and uv filter.



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Rectal cancer, ouch!
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Old May 18, 2005, 4:08 PM   #5
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wot are you on about ??


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Marshy,,get a GOOD circular polarizer,,not a linear one,,,Tiffen brand or B+W,,don`t get a cheapy,,,it`s the most used filter out there,,it can be used to some extent for neutral density work too,,but it will give you less reflections,darken green grass and make skys bluer,,to name a few things it can do....

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thanks again for help ill look around for one. maybe a tcon-17 later on i think.



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Marshy ,where abouts are you in the world?, it would help a great deal when you ask whereyou canbuy stuff.

If you are from the UK ,Jessops camera store sell Hoya circular polarisers for around £24 (I would stay clear of Jessops own brand, I have had problems with threads on numerous Jessops brand filters)

The cheapest TCON-17 in the U.K. is on Amazon ( you should be able to get filters ,tripods etc from there aswell)



http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...806552-1858064



They also sell the cheapest priced WCON-07 (U.K.) if you plan to buy a wide angle lens.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...806552-1858064

Hope this helps someone.if it doesn`t ..I need to get out more.:?

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My wife calls me her hemroid! does that qualify me for a maybe on that update Brian???


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