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Old Feb 1, 2005, 2:17 PM   #21
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Perhaps there'sa sensor in the threaded section of the tripod mount at the base of the camera.

The A2 probably makes use the contacts around the grip.

If I scroll down the EXIF data it "there!!"
Sorry guys, a bit of leg pulling. Should have mentioned that the earlier shot was hand held - is there any other way.

Haven't owned or used a tripod for years!

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Old Feb 1, 2005, 2:31 PM   #22
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Perhaps there'sa sensor in the threaded section of the tripod mount at the base of the camera.

The A2 probably makes use the contacts around the grip.

If I scroll down the EXIF data it "there!!"
I've looked and looked, can't find any mention in mine. Could it be because I use the BP-400 Grip ? Maybe the sensor can't get through. Please have a look at my EXIF in case I missed it.



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Old Feb 1, 2005, 3:21 PM   #23
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I haven't found a way to disable the auto-magnify for manual focus.

Press the exposure-button halfway down.
Thanks! That works, but as I feared, it doesn't help much for focusing.

Why not? You can still use the focus-ring when the exposure-button is halfway down.
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 3:22 PM   #24
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Hi Stevekin

Now that's what I call reallypersonalised Exif Data.
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 3:48 PM   #25
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Forgive my naivety, but how does the camera know it is being handheld, or on a tripod ? Which part of the EXIF info tells you this ?

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Catbells, I trust my initial question was not taken sarcastically, rather more tongue firmly in cheek. My wife wondered why I was laughing at the computer (normally I'm cursing) when you posted your exif. Just had to have a go myself. Thanks for the chuckle.

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Old Feb 1, 2005, 4:03 PM   #26
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I trust my initial question was not taken sarcastically, rather more tongue firmly in cheek. My wife wondered why I was laughing at the computer (normally I'm cursing) when you posted your exif. Just had to have a go myself. Thanks for the chuckle.
Not at all - all in good humour - on both sides.
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 4:08 PM   #27
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The A200 is the first camera - film or digital - that I've had a manual zoom; a feature thatattracted meto the A200 together with it's diminutive size.

Previously, on my Fuji, once you've locked the focus, the zoom is inoperative. But not so on the A200.

The A200's low light focus works better at the wide angle end. Having locked the focus, I then zoomed to the focal length that I wanted & pressed the shutter.

Not 100% effective but it certainly worked. Don't know how reliable this will be but if you're stuck and need the shot, it might be worth considering.
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 4:30 PM   #28
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Changing the FlexiPoint focus position seems to cure the problem for many people...I have heard at the long telephoto position it can sometimes not lock. I'm curious, on this cloudy day how did wide angle shots work? Would they focus?
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 4:35 PM   #29
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oops didn't see your other post as to how you locked the focus...sorry
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 4:40 PM   #30
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what concerns me is that if you go to DPreview.com 's forum section it seems like every other person is returning their nikon 8800..."tooslow"....."locks pic until it writes"..."won't focus"..."motor tooloud"..etc....

maybe they just don't want to take the time to learn the camera, who knows
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