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Old Jun 13, 2006, 8:19 PM   #1
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Just opened my new P880 (returned the P850) anybody please help me with this: it's ticking away in my hands - an audible clicking can be heard that I did NOT hear with the P850 - AND - I can't close down the aperature past f4. I'm puzzled and would appreciate any feedback from other P880 owners or otherwise!



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Old Jun 13, 2006, 8:26 PM   #2
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I'm afraid I can't help past letting you know that my P850 doesn't make any ticking sound... nor have I ever heard of soemthing like that before.
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 2:20 PM   #3
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Hi Jim, I'm just guessing here so....are you possibly in continous af mode, if so the lens will constantly be searching for focus and you'll hear it. And try changing scene modes or manual mode and see if you can change the aperture.

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Old Jun 14, 2006, 8:40 PM   #4
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Thanks Dan, yes - it is the camera working at focusing in 'continous' mode.

What surprised me is that the 850 (which I returned) was silent in this regard.



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Old Jun 14, 2006, 8:43 PM   #5
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Just out of curiosity Jim, why did you return the P850? I just bought one and I'm quite happy with it.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 4:17 PM   #6
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Morag,

The short answer is that I could afford the P880 and the idea of having Kodak's most advanced camera appealed to me in the end. The long answer is much more complicated.

Initially, the idea of being Giants Stadium and reaching across the field with that 12X zoom appealed to me A LOT. The IS feature was handy too - really necessary when you are going to 440 mm. But in the end, after going 5 1/2 years with the DC4800 I felt I would make another '5 year plan' by going with the P880.

The higher resolution would enable me to make stunning 8X10's and 11X14's in the future and the P850 would sort of box me in in that regard. I'll miss the zoom but what, for the 3-5 times a year at a footbal game? And that's IF I can sneek it in!! I'll miss the IS too but I'm learning to avoid camera shake and still shoot at somewhat slower speeds.

I went with Kodak's most advanced in late 2000 with the DC4800 and when I do these things I tend to want something that will grow with me and be 'in' for years.

Hope this helps - let me know.



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I forgot. And the 1/4000 shutter speed. Unreal.

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And the fully manual focus!!

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Old Jun 17, 2006, 12:34 AM   #9
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Ah, thats understandable. The P850 is my very first camera so it already has more than enough features to keep me occupied. I'm also used to working with my dad's 2MP images so the P850 seems great to me. Not to mention that even with the P850 I find myself wanting more zoom. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts on the two models.
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