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Old Mar 5, 2005, 2:05 AM   #121
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Hi TC3

Thank you Tony. I had never used that mode before. I will try itnext time.

It can save a lot of time playing around with settings, and histograms.

And don't leave your fingerprints around. you might regret it!:lol:



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Old Mar 5, 2005, 2:47 AM   #122
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Hey G

Funny how many peeps do not read the instructions right the way through...:roll:

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 4:00 AM   #123
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Its true Tony,

I did read the instructions when I bought the cam but a lot of the terminology was new to me so I didn't understand everythuing at the time. Seems I need to read then again now.

Just got a shock a few minutes ago.-Whent to clean my camera lens and noticed a scratch at about 11 o'clock slightlly above the centre(4 or 5 mm).I've taken several shots now with the cam but could not notice any thing in my pics. Any suggestions how to really chek if the scratch is effecting a pic?

Seems I have to learn the hard way. Always keep the adaptor on but although i have a uv filter and I knew its a good idea to keep on at all times I don't.

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 8:52 AM   #124
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you better get into the habit of leaving the uv on. Use aperture priority mode and take a pic at F8 with a light source close at the side of the lens and try and take a pic of something dark. Make sure the camera is at its widest zoom.

This has helped me find scratches on my old slr lens before but i am not saying it will work for you too. Nothing to lose by trying

Hope for your sake it is not affecting the pics

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 11:55 AM   #125
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Hi tony

You'r right. I tried taking photos with a 70 watt bulb l very close by.

Resulted in a very visible streak at the top slightly to the right corner. Sometimes even worse with the uv filter on as the reflection from the scratch is reflected back into the lenss from the filter itself.-Like though even the slightest of dust particleslooks likea crater so hopfully it will not be that bad in real photographic situations. But I 'm a bit pessimistic about getting good results in low sunlight situations.

Really disappointed-my fault.-the adaptor does reduce the risk of getting bad results though.

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 12:48 PM   #126
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Hope the scratch is not to obvious in every day shooting. Can i ask if you used Infinity setting when you took pic of moon? It just takes patience andexperiments and you will get the low light pic you want trust me

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 3:42 PM   #127
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Yes Tony I set the cam to infinity.

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Old Mar 6, 2005, 10:30 AM   #128
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Hey G

Whats the verdict with the scratch? Is it affecting every pics or not?Hope all is well

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Old Mar 7, 2005, 8:35 AM   #129
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HI Tony,

Ive taken several shots and no in normal usage I haven't noticed any effect on my pics. Its only when I really try to make the conditions as you suggested very strong light or sunlight from the side that I got pics where I could notice the skratch in my pics. Also the adaptor minimises +uv filter provides exra shade on the lens and reduces the chance of it effecting the pic.

I think I've been lucky that I didin' scratch nearer the center of the lenss and I ve learnt my lesson and haven't taken of the uv filter since although I do notice that sometimes you do get a lot of reflection between the lenss and the filter when there is strong light in front of the cam.That's the reason I had left the filter off in the first place.

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Old Mar 7, 2005, 8:58 AM   #130
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Here is a pic where the scratch was very visible. I had a 70watt bulb just to the side of thecam and the adaptor was removed.-Learn from my expierience .If you dont use the Uv filter you willdamage your lens as the lens cap does come off easily at times.

I feel thatI had to post this pic to make all awarewhat scraches can do. If that scratch was closer to the centre I would be looking for another cam

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