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Old Jun 26, 2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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I have a Dx6490 and when I'm in sports mode in any type of lighting, I always get the slow shutter hand. It seems to focus ok because I get the green ok, but that slow shutter hand is always there. Is this normal or a camera problem? Should I be setting something else on the camera?

Also would anyone know if they make an eye cup for the viewfinder and where they might sell them? Thanks for any information.

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Are you zooming? I believe the shaking hand will also appear in the zoom mode. You have to really have a steady hand when you use full zoom.



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Old Jun 26, 2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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So this happens in any zoom function no matter how little zoom you use. Is that correct? Thanks
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Are you zooming? I believe the shaking hand will also appear in the zoom mode. You have to really have a steady hand when you use full zoom.



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Old Jun 26, 2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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If you're interested in an eyecup, then check this post out. Since you can't buy one several of us went through h--l and finally found a way to make one reasonably cheap.



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Old Jun 26, 2005, 12:35 PM   #5
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I'm not certain. I do know that as you zoom the camera, digital or regular slr, it becomes more sensitive to you hand movement. I've used a zoom on an slr and you really have to brace the camera or use a monopos/tripod. At least the 6490 warns you with the icon. Does the shaking hand appear in decent light with no zoom?

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 10:22 PM   #6
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After reading the manual and doing a little experimenting, here's what I found. The shutter speed varies on the sport mode between 1/30and 1/45. I found that pointing the 6490 directly into a brightly lit source produced 1/45 and anything less produced 1/30 the shaking hand . So, I suppose you need plenty of light to use the sport mode. I always thought you needed at least 1/60 to freeze the action. Maybe I was wrong... Further the sport mode is preset to ISO 200.

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