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Old Jun 13, 2006, 9:13 PM   #1
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This is a trial run just to see if I can do it. I had a DX3900 with 3.1 Gb and it (I) always got pixelated pictures. Even after I read that the P850 had only 5.1 Gb and made soft and contrasty picures I still bought it because I needed to replace the DX3900 and could only afford the 850. I figured I could live with the 5.1 Gigs because my largest pics are only 8X10 and I sort of like the soft painterly effect.

The blossoms are back lite and are taken at AUTO from about 7 or 8 feet.
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 12:49 AM   #2
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That's an amazing picture, I love the way the blossoms look almost transparant... I just bought my P850 today, great camera.

Also, I think I should point out that it isn't 5.1 Gigs, it's 5.1 Mega Pixels (MP), they are completely unrelated terms and it will help you avoid some confusion. Gigabytes is a measure of storage space (such as a camera's memory card) and Megapixels is a count of pixels in an image taken by a camera.
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 2:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for the critique, Morag2.


I hope my new P850 will help me take technically better pictures than the DX3900. Now I can work on my composition which is admittedly not up to par.

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Welcome to the forum, Ken. I think your composition is real nice there.

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Old Jun 14, 2006, 6:17 PM   #5
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Very nice pic. real good Kodak Kolor. And Welcome to the forum.

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Old Jun 14, 2006, 6:49 PM   #6
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Great picture and welcome to the forum
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Thank you for the encouraging words mr blue, Dan and the rest of you.

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Very nice shots Ken. I too am trying to concentrate on composition more and more. I've taken more than ten thousand photos with my Kodak DX6490 and am still needing to get better at my composition! I may be asking you about your's in the future if you don't mind!!

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Hello Dawg, You can ask, However, you just might back me into the corner. I have taken pictures since I was about 13. I had Brownies and such. Took picures to record events from every day life. No thought of composition. It has taken me a lifetime to think about more than just recording events. My first 35mm was a Kodak 35 Rangfinder. I cannot remember ever having an over or under exposed picture. Never one out of focus. Now I have to say I get all kinds of over, under and out of focus pictures. About the time I felt I was making some headway with film along comes Digital. This P850 has more nooks and crannies than any small aircraft cockpit. I'm mostly using AUTO for the time being while I delve into learning how to make insantaneousadjustments in f-stops, ISOor shutter speed.

But thanks for giving me something to think about.

Maybe the Selectable AF zone will help me with my composition in the PASM Modes. The center weight in AUTO sort of keepsmy subjectin the center of the frame while in AUTO.

Looking forward to a learning experience in the forum.

Thank you for your insight in the future.
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