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Old Feb 19, 2005, 2:31 PM   #1
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OK. I've only had the CP8800 a couple of days BUT I'm no newcomer to photography - 35mm or digital.

One of the selling point for me was the facility to select infinity focus lock - quite useful when composing shots where there's 2/3 sky with nothing for the camera to focus on - or so I thought. Every single shot that Ive taken using infinity focus lock is OUT OF FOCUS.

Judge for yourself. And before you start shouting about camera shake, VR was ON & the shutter speed was 1/158, F-7.1, FL-175mm compared with one that was taking using normal focus mode where the shutter speed was 1/167, F-6.6, FL-350mm which is sharp.

Either mycamera is faulty or there a fundamental problemwith infinity lock.

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Old Feb 19, 2005, 5:44 PM   #2
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yah...maybe there's something wrong with the camera function there. The first picture seems a bit noisy too.
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 4:19 AM   #3
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Noise might be dueto cropping from 175mm as apposed to 350mm
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 4:20 AM   #4
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I inadvertently left the CP8800 on Infinity Lock in taking the 1st image, the 2nd was taken using Normal Focus where the foreground was focused on.

In this example the Infinity Lock has produced a focused image but considering that the subject was no more than 20 feet in depth, perhaps this explains why it runs out of focus at distant shots.
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 5:18 PM   #5
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The picture on the left has objects in the background well focused, but the numbers on the price tags and the white-stone cat aren't completely in focus. Maybe you can get the camera checked out at the shop to see if it's working properly.
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 3:27 PM   #6
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Catbells,

Thanks for pointing out this problem with the 8800. Clearly, there is a problem....either with your unit or with the camera design.

Perhaps the Nikon rep that reviews this site from time to time would provide his/her sage advice on the subject?

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Old Feb 21, 2005, 8:56 PM   #7
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Hi Catbells,

This is the same problem I am having with my Camera.

You replied to my post about it .

I have not had a nice day to go out and test more.

Is any one else having this problem?

Arethere any good fotos on infinity setting?
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 4:44 AM   #8
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Catbells wrote:
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1)Either mycamera is faulty or there a fundamental problemwith infinity lock.

2)Images have been cropped to select same section without changing size, then reduced to by 1/3 to 1000 pixels wide for publishing here.
Hello Catbells:

I really, really want this camera(vs. the Sony 828, since I have lost all hope thatSony will upgrade it beyond 200mm and give it a 4-way swivel-screen, &c, &c). But anyways:

1. Um. Am I missing something? Take a look at Angies 15Feb05 post.(trailea123). You've got her three images:

A. Full wide-angle.

B. Full optical-zoom.

C. Full digital-zoom.

Holy S__t! Her full digital zoom, shot through double-pane glass, is sharp as a tack! If I may say, even sharper than her max. OPTICAL-zoom shot!

2. I don't really believe that a 175mm "blow-up" and a real-time 350mm are apples and apples.Might wantto re-examine that? (But I've been proven wrong several times prior...). :G

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 8:10 AM   #9
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Hi F2guy,

thanks for the compliment, they were also handheld. I haven't got round to using a tripod with it yet.

Here is the link to those pictures:

http://stevesforums.com/forums/view_...mp;forum_id=21

Greetings from

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 8:45 AM   #10
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Catbells, is the camera or you? First the KM A200, now the 8800?

I think I've found the solution for you, nothing can go wrong with it I'm sure!

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