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Old Jul 9, 2005, 4:27 PM   #1
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Do anyone have a photo of the dx 6490 kodak camera with the 0.7x wide-angle lens on

Because I would like to see the size ofthe lenson the camera before buying it!!!

:roll:Thanks a lot for your time . . .
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 4:53 PM   #2
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Boily, Best I can do is a shot of the lens itself. Unfortuntely I do not have another camera to use.

I'm sure someone on the forum does so we'll keep you bumped up.

Not going to say the lens isn't big cause it is, but you can get some really great shots with it.
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 11:23 PM   #3
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I'd like to see a shot taken with out it no zoom
then one with it no zoom
and if you get any verngitting ( how ever it's spelled )
one with a slight zoom to remove any verngitting

I want to compair it to a off brand .6 wide I have
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Old Jul 10, 2005, 2:19 AM   #4
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Lets keep you bumped up there.

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Old Jul 10, 2005, 4:07 AM   #5
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Hi

Hope these may help:

6490+W/A:



6490+TCON (for comparison):



Sample (boring) image without at Widest:



And same with W/A - full wide - no vignetting (even with non-std adapter+step-ring):



Hope these help - if you're interested in edge/corner quality I posted some comparison shots with the Retinar W/A for the DX7440 (etc) here:

http://www.myfreebulletinboard.com/f2/1-about358.html

There are some of my other posts on that forum with other comparisons/evaluations.

Note that although the Retinar didn't do anywhere near as well as the Xenar, I still use it more as it's so compact with the 7440- I hardly use the Xenar+6490 at all now because of its bulk... only if I'm taking an exceptional landscape view & really want corner-to-corner crispness.

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Old Jul 10, 2005, 4:41 AM   #6
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Great info
and nice comparsion
I'm not sure who made my Promaster .6X
it has a little vignetting but not distorion
I will post images frm it soon
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Old Jul 10, 2005, 9:08 AM   #7
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Yeah thank you for the pictures !!!

And I saw this wide-angle . . .

It says its for the dx6490. . . .

Do anyone use it. . . .


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The .45 looks a little sketchy to me... A lot of lenses being foisted as high-quality lenses are actually low-end video attachments.

Keep in mind that wide angle lenses are not intened for zoom use. Zooming, by definition, means narrowing your field of view; wide means... wide.Put the two together and you willendup withdistortion, soft edges and lack of focus.

When you think about it, the Kodak is very good in its response throughout its zoom range, so why mess with it?Use a zoom or wide-angle lens only for shots the Kodak lens can't do well. (end of rant:roll

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I agree 100% with Tom. I got trapped at the beach with the wide angle lens attached and zoomed in to get a pic and this is the result. Notice the distortion around the edges. I'll keep it but I don't really like it!! This is with the Kodak lens. Unless the money is really tight don't get the cheaper lens. I just do not think the same quality is built in!

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Old Jul 10, 2005, 11:47 AM   #10
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Here are two examples of the wide angle Schnieder Xenar lens. The first is wide angle and no zoom.
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