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Old Aug 26, 2003, 3:57 PM   #1
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Default Got my 740 now what?

Hi,
I am so excited for getting my camera that I am litteraly cluess of what to do.

I put the straps on, the lid, the battery the card and I am ready to shoot...

But should I do something else first?

Should I just use the default settings of the camera or should I change some of them for optimal pictures?


I have to say the camera is heavier than I expected. Not that it matters.
Is it normal all that noise when the lense moves?
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Old Aug 26, 2003, 5:28 PM   #2
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Start by using the auto mode and read the manual. When in the auto mode you will have shutter lag as the camera auto sets the different features. Press the shutter halfway down and when a green light is displayed in the viewfinder press the shutter all the way. Just shoot pictures until you have a feel for the camera. The fun of digital camera is do not have to print mistakes or bad pics.

Yes the lens moving does make noise and this is normal.

Try this link for learning more about taking pictures:

http://www.shortcourses.com/using/index.htm

Congradulations
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Old Aug 26, 2003, 6:56 PM   #3
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Great link.

Thanks Gibson. 8)
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Old Aug 26, 2003, 7:50 PM   #4
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And yes, the lens is supposed to be loose.

In the past there has been a more advanced/reference manual on the CD in PDF format (although on some models they come printed now). Also check out http://www.photocourse.com (near the bottom) for a link to an online book on photography basics.

- Also check out the Oly_C-700 Yahoo Group, it's a group for all C-7x0 users where there's lots of discussion and fun assignments to help you get your feet wet and give you ideas. It's http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Oly_C-700/

p.s. Where in Eastern Canada?
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Old Aug 27, 2003, 10:03 PM   #5
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I would recommend a lens tube and a couple of filters, Polarizer and either UV or skylight to protect the lens. These people have all you need at good prices:
http://www.2filters.com./ . The 52mm size will work fine. The lens tube protets the lens from bumps and scrapes and gives you a place to mount the filters.
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Old Aug 28, 2003, 10:28 AM   #6
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www.2filters.com is an excellent place to purchase the items listed by cope. I have ordered my things from them and have always received excellent service.
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I second the http://www.2filters.com./ recommendation. On gibson's advice I got my lens tube & filters from them. 3 days delivery time. Very helpful on the phone too.
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