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Old May 19, 2005, 4:33 PM   #1
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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

just wanted to know what everyone else uses for exposure metering,focus zone and picture quality. I was up until today using Best picturequality(as my printer is no more)prior to brainhares reply,now set to Best (3:2)

best (3:2),

expo metering center-spot..

focus zone center zone

Sharpness , standard are my current settings

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Old May 19, 2005, 6:03 PM   #2
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TD, that is what I set my camera too also, after I read Brians post. I haven't really tried it out yet, but hopefully I will this weekend.

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Old May 19, 2005, 6:09 PM   #3
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TD ,I have the Kodak 7590 and it's a little differentthan the 6490

I use the highest setting on my camera which is 5.0

Center weight >exposure metering

Center Zone>Focus

I don't know if the the 6490 has a AF control or not mine has continuous,single,& accessory lens.I had been using continuous,and changed it to accessory lens because I keep my lens attachment on all the time and my pictures seem to coming out better.Don't know if this is any help or not

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Old May 20, 2005, 12:41 AM   #4
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That's pretty much the way I have mine set up TD. But I still have it set at Best picture quality. Tried it the other way and didn't really like it.


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Old May 20, 2005, 12:46 AM   #5
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Different lighting, people's action, indoor, outdoor situations ask for different exposure and focus metering modes. There are no "the correct ones"- the situation determines. As well there may be a situation where you may need the exposure set to Multi-patern, but the focus to Spot.

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Old May 20, 2005, 11:02 AM   #6
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True, true. But Being the lazy sort that I am I keep it one way most of the time and my photos suffer as a result. When I get more time in on the camera I'll probably change it on just about every shot.


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Old May 21, 2005, 8:07 AM   #7
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Hi,

Can anyone explain the difference between Best(3:2) and Best setting??
According to the manual Best(3:2) is 3.5 MP and Best is 4.0MP.

So why would one want to use the Best(3:2) setting??

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Yup,,and it also crops the image in the viewfinder and the image itself ,,this is so you get the right aspect ratio and view if you are printing off at 4x6..

If you are not going to print all your pics off at 4x6,,,DO NOT SET IT TO BEST 3:2....as you`ll lose part of the image.compared to just Best..



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Thank you Brian that is what I meant but couldn't put it into words.


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yup,,,Dawg,,,got a bone caught in your snoot eh.......

Talking about that 3:2,,,,i leave it on best for a lot of reasons......one ,you can always crop and resize the pic and file size later if you want 4x6 and want to email,,,but if you choose lower you are basically buggered if you want bigger....

And always take and burn off the originals,,,then crop and play,,if later you want the full file,,,,you will still have it...



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