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DannyD Jul 28, 2004 6:34 AM

JimC Jul 28, 2004 9:30 AM

Well, at theimage sizes posted, the lens quality seems very high. Otherwise, we'd be seeing some purple fringing in the areas where the tree limbs are against the bright, white sky.

The conditions you took the photos in, are the type of conditions you'll usually see this problem in.

DannyD Jul 28, 2004 9:36 AM

i didn't took the images,

i found them somewhere in the net.

the guy that shoot them, got the camera from minolta to review it in a magazine.

the pics do seem to be of a high quaillity...

looking forward to get this one to myself too...

drlava Jul 28, 2004 10:19 AM

:shock:Wow, those zoom examples were nice. You could see some noise in the purple pole baskin robbins zoom, I wonder what the full size image noise level would be.

I wonder if he was right in saying that the smaller sensor permits a larger dynamic range of the stabilization, and whether not being able to turn it off will be a problem.

looking forward to this one andcomparing it with the fz20 soon! :-)

hanarp Jul 28, 2004 5:08 PM


As I can see from the manual (available for download from the Konica Minolta US site) the AS surely can be turned off. Here is the text from the manual:

[align=left]Three options are available for the Anti-shake system in[/align]

[align=left]section 4 of the setup menu (p. 86):[/align]

[align=left]Display + Exp.
- when the shutter-release button is[/align]

[align=left]pressed partway down, the anti-shake function will activate.[/align]

[align=left]The affect of the Anti-shake system can be seen in the live[/align]


- Anti-shake is only applied during the exposure[/align]

[align=left]and is not apparent in the live image. When the shutterrelease[/align]

[align=left]button is pressed partway down, wait a moment before taking the picture for the[/align]

[align=left]Anti-shake system to stabilize the image.[/align]

- Anti-shake will not activate.[/align]

CastleDude Jul 29, 2004 9:45 AM

Konica Manual (Pg 96)wrote:

A thermometer indicator replaces the Anti-shake indicator when the camera is overheating because of high operating or ambient temperatures. When taking still images, the Anti-shake system is used only for the exposure. When taking movies, Anti-shake is canceled. Allow the camera to cool before using Anti-shake.

I wonder what is considered high ambient temperatures?? I do a lot ofshooting in Vega$andit gets toasty there.:doh:

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