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Old Oct 4, 2009, 8:47 PM   #1
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These are a few pictures I took recently with my Kodak DX7440. I am pretty much a beginner, but I'm trying to learn more. I'm interested in any comments about these pictures generally. I am also interested in comments about how the picture quality (not composition etc.) would compare to a newer P&S. I'm looking at cameras to replace (or supplement) my Kodak and I'm curious as to whether I'm likely to see a quality improvement or whether I'm just going to be paying for new features. These are straight from the camera.

The first two pictures are from Yellowstone National Park. The third is pretty obvious :-).

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Old Oct 4, 2009, 8:59 PM   #2
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Apologies -- I just read the forum policies and realized that I should not have posted more than one photo in this thread. Please move, revise, delete or do whatever you feel appropriate with the post.
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Don't worry about it for this thread. Lots of members miss the guidelines.
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Old Oct 4, 2009, 9:18 PM   #4
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For suggestions on a newer camera (if you think you need one), I'd start a thread in our What Camera Should I Buy? Forum, along with information on what you like to shoot, the conditions you like to shoot in, any limitations you're seeing with your existing camera and desired budget. But, if you're happy with the results you're seeing from it, I'd probably use what you have unless you see where it's holding you back in some way.
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Old Oct 4, 2009, 10:44 PM   #5
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Really good shot with the last picture, very good composition and lighting.
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I really like the B&W treatment on the second shot. Was that taken at Mamoth Hot Springs? Yellowstone is such a magical place.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 12:49 PM   #7
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i would add a black border to this image it will stand out a bit more

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Well done!

Unless you want to buy the Sigma DP2, you're not going to get noticably better quality. The Sigma has no zoom, so if you want close-ups, you're going to have to do the zooming with your feet.

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I really like the B&W treatment on the second shot. Was that taken at Mamoth Hot Springs? Yellowstone is such a magical place.
Thanks. Yes, that was at Mammoth Hot Springs. I agree, Yellowstone is amazing. It was my first visit to the park and it was really a great trip.
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Simple, thanks for the idea.

Dave, thank you. The Kodak only has a 4x zoom, but it IS better than no zoom. I think I'm going to work with the manual features of the DX7440 for a little while to learn and maybe supplement it with a true shirt pocket size camera so I can carry something around with me everywhere. I can see easily why people wind up with multiple cameras!

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