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Old Jul 20, 2005, 8:29 AM   #1
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Hi everyone here! Yesterday I tried to capture some sunset pictures at Baltic sea, but the result was a bit disapointing for me. I compared them to sunset pics by Syoggy in his topic "Something new...". "My" sun is smudgy, smeared compared to his round, smooth. I allready recieved an advice from him- he is using a circular polarizer all the time. I had nothing on my DX7440. I was in manual mode with: f/8, S 1/1000, ISO 80. I can imagine, may be there is something more, than the circular polarizer. I know I need a Lens Adapter for my DX7440. Should it be a 37mm, or a 52 mm one? Every answer will be appreciated. Thanks,

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 8:51 AM   #2
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Watch out for eBay-sourced 52mm adapters on the 7440 - see my post in

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...y+7440+adapter

probably better off with the Kodak 37mm & stepping rings if you want to use different filter sizes.

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 11:25 AM   #3
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you will also want a UV Filter
I know most say they are just glass
but you cant get the real color of the sunsets as good with out them
I use mine to protect my lens that moves in and out
and for sunset photos, besides for high dust areas, seals the camera lens

if the 37mm adapter is Kodak or Bower or a brand name, brand get it
other wise I would stick with the 52mm ( I know Bowers are good, as I have one )

lenses and addon are cheaper for 37mm than for 52mm
but I have heard of people having problems with the off brand adapters
one even damaged their camera with an off brand adapter

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 9:58 PM   #4
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Hi Marinjo. You will need a circular polarizer for sure, and like Techjd said a UV filter too. Sunsets can be tricky as that sun is bright. Using a tripod is encouraged. Haze in the air can be a problem in some areas. It is really all about practice and more practice, but that is half the fun.

Bob

P.S. I'm not sure what size filters that Kodak recomends. I would find out and stick with that.
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 1:09 AM   #5
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lenses and addon are cheaper for 37mm than for 52mm
Thanks for the support to everyone. The 37mm and 52mm proportions are for the addon end of the lens adapter, right? They are not related to the objective holding ring diameter on the camera body? There is declared a 37mm lens adaptor at Kodak home page in the accesories for DX7440.

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Old Jul 21, 2005, 1:32 AM   #6
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right any time you see 37mm or 52mm or what ever, on a filter, it is the
mounting size threads
you can even double up filters if needed
like puting a UV one you camera adapter and then put a circular polarizer
on the UV


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That's right, or with the Cokin A-series filters you can stack several filters together. I mount the A-series adapter to my Skylite 1-A filter then add a polorizing filter then a gradual grey filter this can give you a better look at the sun with out it being blown out from too much light. Also play around with the ISO you might want a slower speed or faster speed according to what the filters do to the exposure. Bracket the shot by several f-stops on either side and play with the shutter speed. Take about 30 or40 shots and pick the best.



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It's a nice feeling to meet here so many helpfull people. I think it's the fastest way to get supported and gain some know-how! It's all because the last time I had a camera was before ...too many years to remember,lol!

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