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Old Dec 20, 2004, 7:10 PM   #11
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Jakob G : Here is the best I can get, was taking wiht the CP 8700, untill 1.000.000 pic.. Carlitin
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 7:18 PM   #12
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Jakob G : This one was taking with the CP 8800, but the !"¡?*¨*-%&/ bird is not flying ! and is weath because, this day was raining a lot. Carlitin
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 8:13 AM   #13
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Again, apologies to those who may have taken offense to my remarks.I'm"new" to these forums and I thought thatthis is the place to tell it like it is and to express satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a manufacturer. I'm now aware that this isn't really the case and that blunt criticism isn't what everyone is after.

At any rate, I stand corrected for this and promise (cross my heart) to be more diplomatic from now on.

Caveat emptor...

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Old Dec 21, 2004, 10:52 AM   #14
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Thanks to the person that posted the link to some settings I can try at DPREVIEW....that was all I asked for here. Instead I mostlyreceived criticism about a camera Ifeel I just got married to...I am over whelmed but I can't give up and I must get along with it....

You know, there is nothing worse than someone telling you (after the fact) what you should have done. I refuse to live with regret.My mother always said, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"..I am sorry for those whowould never speak again but silence is golden Anyway, thisdefinitely applies when someone is asking for help from a stranger out of desperation...like asking someone ill how they are doing, and fearing they just might tell you

To the person that has the 62 to 55 ring, thanks,I already have one from my E10 and allits add-onlens.


Also thanks to the person with the info about after market batteries....guess I can check for one by Nikon while in Florida next month.


Also, thanks to the moderator for doing your job.

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Old Dec 21, 2004, 11:07 AM   #15
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okiebirdnerd:

There is no such thing as a perfect camera for every user and shooting condition, just as there is no perfect vehicle for every driver and road condition.

IMO, the manufacturer specific forums should be a place to share information, helping others to take advantage ofmodel's strengths and work aroundit's limitations.

Hopefully, we'll all keep that in mind when responding to others.

BTW, Welcome to the Forums! Hopefully, you'll visit often and let others know what works best for you in difficult shooting conditions (and getting good shots of flying birds would be difficult for any camera). At least a model like the Coolpix 8800 has much greater Depth of Field for any given focus distance and aperture, compared to a DSLR (thanks tothe shorter actual focal length of the lens, for any 35mm equivalent focal length).





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Old Dec 21, 2004, 3:25 PM   #16
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You are right about there not being a perfect camera. I debated on getting the Pan uz20 but wanted more than 5mp since I have one with 3.2mp,3.5mp and 4mp...so really, I need another digi cam like I need another hole in my head

I'm not a pro and shoot birds for fun...I love the birds more than I love my camera and I will always grab my bins for a good look and if the bird happens to hang around I'll grab my camera..I use my camera more for proof/ID than anything and if I accidentally get a pic worth printing I'll be tickled pick!

Here's a pic I cropped from yesterday...though a dirty window at my house.



I think I added a pic from today..threough a dirty window.
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 5:29 PM   #17
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okiebirdnerd wrote:
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...if I accidentally get a pic worth printing I'll be tickled pink!
I think you should be pretty darn tickled out then, with that shot. Great detail in the feathers!
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 10:14 PM   #18
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I am more pleased with the hawk pic than I was with my first pix I took with the original factory setting....the goldfinchpicwas takenthe day I got the camera (14th) through the same dirty window the hawk pic.. I can't wait till it warms up so I can clean the glass....it just wasn't in focus and the feeder was 8' away...this same pic taken with my oly was perfectly clear. I guess the nikon is more sensitive to dirty windows

I don't think I will feel good about taking the Nikon on vacation in two weeks. I don't know the settings yet and every time I want to zoom, I accidentally turn the camera off cause my oly's zoom was in the place where the on/off switch is on the nikon...very aggravating

I've decided I'm a creature of habit and possibly a slower learner than once was

I practiced with low light today and using the flash...I couldn't get the flash to go off except with the green camera setting....then my cat decided she didn't want her picture taken any more so I gave up..I guess I disabled it when I was playing with the settings. Learning a new camera is time consuming. considering I have only taken 68 pix so far I can't complain...
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 10:16 PM   #19
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It didn't attach my pic of Lo-mein...here's my kitty.
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Old Dec 21, 2004, 10:42 PM   #20
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Here's another pic taken today with low light and flash...I still have lots to learn..I had to use the AUTO (green camera mode) The flash wouldn't go off in P. At least my pix aren't blurred any more.
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