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Old Oct 21, 2005, 7:22 PM   #1
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Here is a good Kodak P-850 no flash sample photo. It was taken at ISO 400 at about 6X Optical Zoom.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 7:31 PM   #2
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Here is a good Kodak P-850 no flash sample photo. It was taken at ISO 400 at about 6X Optical Zoom.

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Hi Sarah - That's a very nice picture! It looks like you've had the P850 for a while now. I remember that your initial impressions of it a while back weren't too favorable, has that changed at all since you've spent more time with the camera?
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 9:02 PM   #3
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That's a great shot, Sarah. Was that handheld or did you use some kind of prop to steady the cam?
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 9:50 PM   #4
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Great shot Sarah!
The picture looks very sharp. I was wondering whether f3.6 is the "sweet" spot for these lens at small zoom - I just learned about this concept :-)

Thanks for sharing.
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 11:54 PM   #5
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That photo shows what the P-850 can do.

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 12:36 PM   #6
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sarah,

impressive shot

is it printable?

do you own one or did you review it

do you know how is de image noise overall is compared to like a fz20

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 12:55 PM   #7
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On Atindra's recommendation, I sent a 12 page user review to Marcos who might post it on the Kodak P Series website. The photo is very printable. In fact, I was amazed at how good it really looked. Judging noise is very subjective,I feel, unless you had two photos of the very same image that you could compare side by side, it would not be a very accurate assessment.

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I feel that your suggestion of a sweet spot for the Kodak P-850 might have something to it. In my use I have made several observations. (a) If you can get away from that max aperture of F 2.8, things look a lot better. (b) When handheld the zoom does really well out to about 6X optical zoom, beyond that if you want to preserve sharpness, you will need some kind of support.

For example, with the photo that began this thread, I used a rail in front of my seat to stabilize the P-850 and I believe that it improved the photo a lot.

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I feel that your suggestion of a sweet spot for the Kodak P-850 might have something to it. In my use I have made several observations. (a) If you can get away from that max aperture of F 2.8, things look a lot better. (b) When handheld the zoom does really well out to about 6X optical zoom, beyond that if you want to preserve sharpness, you will need some kind of support.

For example, with the photo that began this thread, I used a rail in front of my seat to stabilize the P-850 and I believe that it improved the photo a lot.
Sarah,

Thank you for these very useful observations. In the past month or so I learned a lot about photography, but I still have a lot more ahead of me :-)

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Wow Sarah, thats different, lovely picture with great colour.

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