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Old May 14, 2009, 12:24 PM   #201
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Thanks a lot for the quick reply....use the spot meter in aperture mode, am I correct ?
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Thanks a lot for the quick reply....use the spot meter in aperture mode, am I correct ?
Use the spot mode in any mode. I'm not sure you can in the Auto mode, but I never use the Auto mode.
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Jack - A while back Nitish asked about the maximum memory card supported on the P90 -- I stumbled across it on Page 155 of the online owners manual. Here it is in case anyone else is interested:
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Hi Jack-

You are doing well with this Nikon P-90 thread. For what it might be worth, have you observed that the lens on the Nikon P-90, the Kodak Z980, and the Pentax X-70 all seem to share the very same 24X Optical Zoom Lens??

Perhaps I should post some Kodak Z980 photos in your thread. What do you think??

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Hi Jack-

You are doing well with this Nikon P-90 thread. For what it might be worth, have you observed that the lens on the Nikon P-90, the Kodak Z980, and the Pentax X-70 all seem to share the very same 24X Optical Zoom Lens??

Perhaps I should post some Kodak Z980 photos in your thread. What do you think??

Sarah Joyce
I thought the Pentax looked the same...

Sure... post what you want Sarah.

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Old May 17, 2009, 7:49 PM   #208
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Thanks for the Invitation, Jack-

Here is something that applies equally well to the Nikon P-90, the Pentax X-70, and to the Kodak Z-980 cameras, as they are all the same.

For me, with any camera, it is important for me to be able to personally select the exact focus point in my photo. With the your new camera, when you setup the camera, it is important to select center point focusing. If you select multi-zone focusing you might end up focusing where you never intended to focus.

Please look at the attached photo. The photo on the left was focused using center point focusing. That allows me to focus exactly where I want to focus in the photo. Once I have achieved focus, I just keep holding the shutter button half way down, and if necessary, I re-frame the exactly how I want the photo to be, while maintaining my focus point.

In contrast, the photo on the right was focused using multi-zone focusing. The result it that the camera may not focus on the point you where intending for it to focus. And yep, you get a big surprise.

So the first step, on any new camera, is to set that camera up correctly, as you desire it to work.

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P.S. Jack, we are home to 2 weeks and then head for a 6 week contract in Europe on Celebrity Cruises, Summit sailing between Barcelona and Venice.
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Hi... Thanks for all the posts. I read evey single one of them, it took quite a long time. Well, I am very impressed especially with the zoom of P90 but I still have doubts. As far as I saw this camera never shoots sharp and brilliant photos. They are always too noisy. I curreny have Canon S2 IS which is a very old model but still have better, I say much more better shots than P90 although it is only 5MP. Here are some samples of my S2:











Now can you understand what I mean? This P90 is light, have perfect zoom.. but I guess never good enough or am I wrong? All those pics in this post seem like they were shot by a simple compact one...

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I curreny have Canon S2 IS which is a very old model but still have better, I say much more better shots than P90 although it is only 5MP.
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Well, I had the Canon s5is and sold it to get the Sony H50 which blew away the Canon. Then I gave the Sony to my Uncle and got the Nikon P90. The Sony and Nikon are very close with the Nikon getting the edge because of the longer zoom range.

I took hundreds of photos with all three cameras so I know what they can do.

BTW, those are nice photo's you took. You obviously know how to use the camera well.

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