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Old Jan 25, 2006, 6:40 PM   #1
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 6:42 PM   #2
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Where is it? Can't see any photo.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 6:43 PM   #3
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Sorry- now it came up after I replied.

Nice photo- beautiful hawk.

Great capture.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 6:43 PM   #4
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I was editing the post tracy...sorry
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 9:00 PM   #5
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Nice bird shots!

What ISO, shutter speed did you use? :?

Tripod or hand held ? :?

How far were you? :?



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Old Jan 25, 2006, 9:13 PM   #6
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@ roughly 100 yds or less. Tripod

[Image]
Make = EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model = KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Orientation = top/left
X Resolution = 176.75
Y Resolution = 176.75
Resolution Unit = inch
Date Time = 2006-01-24 16:18:42
YCbCr Positioning = centered
Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 212

[Camera]
Exposure Time = 1/750"
F Number = F5
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 100
Exif Version = Version 2.2
Date Time Original = 2006-01-24 10:19:10
Date Time Digitized = 2006-01-24 10:19:10
Components Configuration = YCbcr
Shutter Speed Value = 9.5 TV
Aperture Value = 4.6 AV
Exposure Bias Value = +0.5EV
Max Aperture Value = F3.73
Metering Mode = Spot
Light Source = unknown
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 63mm
Maker Note = 2412 Byte
User Comment =
Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
Color Space = sRGB
Exif Image Width = 859
Exif Image Height = 707
Interoperability IFD Pointer = Offset: 3198
Exposure Index = 100
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
File Source = DSC
Scene Type = A directly photographed image
Custom Rendered = Normal process
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio = 2.6x
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 380mm
Scene Capture Type = Normal
Gain Control = Low gain up
Contrast = Normal
Saturation = Normal
Sharpness = Normal
Subject Distance Range = unknown


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Old Jan 25, 2006, 9:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for ALL that info.!

Not to sound like a pain in the @ss nit pickerbut I have the Kodak aux. tele. for my DX7444 and find the results soft as I find yours (compared to the crispness that both cameras produce without the aux. lens.).

I have been instructed by a Kodak rep to run a series of test shots with and with out the extender to send to Kodak.

Looking at your photos made me think back to a basic rule in photograohy "shutter speed should be no slower than focal length of lens, but faster is better"

Your images were 1/750 of a second which sounds fast but it is just 1 notch faster that the focal length 380less extender and some digital.

If you have the time and patience (which I don't) try it at a faster shutter speed and lock in infinity, do not extend center post of tripod with camer as this is like using a shaky mono pod! The 3 leggs should come out just under the camera for stability.

Sport mode may be good if it uses fastest shutter speed.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 10:02 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info Bill, let me see if I understand this (im new)... faster shutter speed...sooo. that would be the fastest that I can set the camera, which is 1/1000..that is faster right, or is it the other way?....LOL (still new)and you also say "lock infinity" wht do you mean by that? I got completely lost when you said shutter speed should be no slower than focal length....(still new)...but fasster is better...focal length being the length of the lens or is that the camera @ full zoom? I have heard that the max distance for crisp clear shots will be around 50 feet and less, and that it makes closer shots even crisper. Quite a difference between telephoto and teleconversion lenses. at the end of your post you said sport mode, you did mean sport and not spot right? Have I confused you yet?


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Faster shutter speed - 1/250 is faster than 1/125

On my DX 7440 and Z7590 there is a button on the top of the camera for close up ( a flower) of infinity (a mountain)

Sport mode as in sporting events. This opts for a fast shutter speed to stop action

If your lens focal length is 200mm it is recomended that a hand held shot should be no slower than 1/200 (most shutters on 35mm cameras have 1/250 of a second). A faster shutter speed will reduce shaking the camera wen the shutter is pushed or wind vibration to the tripod.

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Cool, I have the mountain icon and the flower...I remember the instructions for the lens said I could use the mountain (they called it just macro, but not to use the flower (they called it something else "macro")....I will have to experiment around with this, I also have the sport mode. Thanks


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