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Old Jul 1, 2005, 12:52 AM   #1
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I finally got a decent day to try out my new TCON-14B. Unfortunately, most of the pictures did not turn out very good. I had a hard time getting it to focus on the birds and not on the background or the feeder. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Anyways, here's one that did turn out OK. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old Jul 1, 2005, 1:33 AM   #2
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Nice shot, very clear. Were you using spot focus? If not that might be your problem. Also, how far away were you.
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Old Jul 1, 2005, 7:21 AM   #3
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Amazing photo. Congratulations on a wonderful job!
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Amazing photo. Congratulations on a wonderful job!
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Old Jul 1, 2005, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thanks, tcook! I was using 1-area-focusing, and I'm guessing I was about 15 feet away. I tried to use the spot focusing from about 8 feet away at the humming bird feeder, but I had the same problem. Do you know if it matters what distance you take it at? Also, I noticed that it was easier to focus when it was not at the full 12X zoom - does that have anything to do with it? I'm still pretty new to this camera, and trying to figure everything out.
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Old Jul 1, 2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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There is a minimum focus distance for the tele-conversion lenses. I have the Panasonic and it is just under 16 feet
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Old Jul 1, 2005, 1:34 PM   #7
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Does that mean that the closest you can get to the object is 16 feet? That might explain it. I wanted to look it up in my manuel, but I can't find it.
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That min applies at full zoom. You can zoom in some and it will focus. BTW - nice shot.
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Beautiful shot of the bird. Is the green background natural or was it added in post processing? The reason why I'm asking is that (at least to me) it detracts from the beautiful soft colors of the bird. JM2C

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Old Jul 4, 2005, 10:35 PM   #10
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The green wasall natural - no post-processing at all. I have windows ME,and haven't purchased Photoshopbecause I've been told it won't work with my system. Thanks for the comments!
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