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Old December 27th 04, 04:53 AM
Roots750
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Default Kodak DX6490 Lens adapter and exposure problems

Santa brought me a lens adapter and a UV filter for my Kodak DX6490 For
those not familiar with the camera, the adapter which is about 1.25" long
threads onto the front of the camera surrounding the lens to protect it when
it is extended, it also allows you to mount 55mm accessory filters
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US.
This works very well; however, my problem is that now all my pictures (well
the ones I took Christmas Day where the on camera flash was used at full
wide, I have yet to try a test at zoom) are under exposed. I have tried
several shots at full wide using the same exposure settings in both auto and
manual mode ; with and without the adapter and with/without my UV filter and
the shots with the adapter (with/without a filter) in place are flat and
underexposed . I don't get a good result until I remove the adapter from the
camera. I haven't had a chance to try outdoor exposures yet, but I can't see
why things would be any different.
Can someone explain this and perhaps tell me how to compensate for it? Ron
Baird, has this been noted before it would be the same on the new DX7590?
Care to comment?

Brian


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Old December 28th 04, 02:10 AM
Kenneth Miller
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The adapter blocks part of the onboard flash and can't be used with the
onboard flash. The adapter doesn't affect non flash operations.
Ken Miller
"Roots750" wrote in message
...
Santa brought me a lens adapter and a UV filter for my Kodak DX6490
For
those not familiar with the camera, the adapter which is about 1.25"
long
threads onto the front of the camera surrounding the lens to protect
it when
it is extended, it also allows you to mount 55mm accessory filters
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US.
This works very well; however, my problem is that now all my pictures
(well
the ones I took Christmas Day where the on camera flash was used at
full
wide, I have yet to try a test at zoom) are under exposed. I have
tried
several shots at full wide using the same exposure settings in both
auto and
manual mode ; with and without the adapter and with/without my UV
filter and
the shots with the adapter (with/without a filter) in place are flat
and
underexposed . I don't get a good result until I remove the adapter
from the
camera. I haven't had a chance to try outdoor exposures yet, but I
can't see
why things would be any different.
Can someone explain this and perhaps tell me how to compensate for it?
Ron
Baird, has this been noted before it would be the same on the new
DX7590?
Care to comment?

Brian




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Old December 28th 04, 02:25 AM
Toomanyputters
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What he says is correct. You need to read the manual. It is mentioned in
there.


"Kenneth Miller" wrote in message
...
The adapter blocks part of the onboard flash and can't be used with the
onboard flash. The adapter doesn't affect non flash operations.
Ken Miller
"Roots750" wrote in message
...
Santa brought me a lens adapter and a UV filter for my Kodak DX6490 For
those not familiar with the camera, the adapter which is about 1.25" long
threads onto the front of the camera surrounding the lens to protect it
when
it is extended, it also allows you to mount 55mm accessory filters
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US.
This works very well; however, my problem is that now all my pictures
(well
the ones I took Christmas Day where the on camera flash was used at full
wide, I have yet to try a test at zoom) are under exposed. I have tried
several shots at full wide using the same exposure settings in both auto
and
manual mode ; with and without the adapter and with/without my UV filter
and
the shots with the adapter (with/without a filter) in place are flat and
underexposed . I don't get a good result until I remove the adapter from
the
camera. I haven't had a chance to try outdoor exposures yet, but I can't
see
why things would be any different.
Can someone explain this and perhaps tell me how to compensate for it?
Ron
Baird, has this been noted before it would be the same on the new DX7590?
Care to comment?

Brian






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Old December 28th 04, 02:38 AM
Roots750
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I have tested outdoors and do not experience the same problem with the
adapter in place.

With the camera in Auto mode, when using the flash the only speed available
is ISO 80. I don't see how, but could this be part of the problem?

"Roots750" wrote in message
...
Santa brought me a lens adapter and a UV filter for my Kodak DX6490 For
those not familiar with the camera, the adapter which is about 1.25" long
threads onto the front of the camera surrounding the lens to protect it

when
it is extended, it also allows you to mount 55mm accessory filters
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US.
This works very well; however, my problem is that now all my pictures

(well
the ones I took Christmas Day where the on camera flash was used at full
wide, I have yet to try a test at zoom) are under exposed. I have tried
several shots at full wide using the same exposure settings in both auto

and
manual mode ; with and without the adapter and with/without my UV filter

and
the shots with the adapter (with/without a filter) in place are flat and
underexposed . I don't get a good result until I remove the adapter from

the
camera. I haven't had a chance to try outdoor exposures yet, but I can't

see
why things would be any different.
Can someone explain this and perhaps tell me how to compensate for it?

Ron
Baird, has this been noted before it would be the same on the new DX7590?
Care to comment?

Brian




  #5  
Old December 28th 04, 02:47 AM
Roots750
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Can you tell me what manual you are referring to and where the specific
reference can be found ? Is it for the manual for the DX6490 ? Mine was
printed in early 2003 before the lens adapter was developed.

"Toomanyputters" wrote in message
m...
What he says is correct. You need to read the manual. It is mentioned in
there.


"Kenneth Miller" wrote in message
...
The adapter blocks part of the onboard flash and can't be used with the
onboard flash. The adapter doesn't affect non flash operations.
Ken Miller
"Roots750" wrote in message
...
Santa brought me a lens adapter and a UV filter for my Kodak DX6490 For
those not familiar with the camera, the adapter which is about 1.25"

long
threads onto the front of the camera surrounding the lens to protect it
when
it is extended, it also allows you to mount 55mm accessory filters

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US.
This works very well; however, my problem is that now all my pictures
(well
the ones I took Christmas Day where the on camera flash was used at

full
wide, I have yet to try a test at zoom) are under exposed. I have

tried
several shots at full wide using the same exposure settings in both

auto
and
manual mode ; with and without the adapter and with/without my UV

filter
and
the shots with the adapter (with/without a filter) in place are flat

and
underexposed . I don't get a good result until I remove the adapter

from
the
camera. I haven't had a chance to try outdoor exposures yet, but I

can't
see
why things would be any different.
Can someone explain this and perhaps tell me how to compensate for it?
Ron
Baird, has this been noted before it would be the same on the new

DX7590?
Care to comment?

Brian








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Old December 28th 04, 03:06 AM
Toomanyputters
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It's somewhere in that manual. Sorry, but I returned the camera to Costco
and got a DSLR camera from Canon. I only have problems on closeup photos
with the adapter. Distant shots were not effected.


"Roots750" wrote in message
.. .
Can you tell me what manual you are referring to and where the specific
reference can be found ? Is it for the manual for the DX6490 ? Mine was
printed in early 2003 before the lens adapter was developed.

"Toomanyputters" wrote in message
m...
What he says is correct. You need to read the manual. It is mentioned
in
there.


"Kenneth Miller" wrote in message
...
The adapter blocks part of the onboard flash and can't be used with the
onboard flash. The adapter doesn't affect non flash operations.
Ken Miller
"Roots750" wrote in message
...
Santa brought me a lens adapter and a UV filter for my Kodak DX6490
For
those not familiar with the camera, the adapter which is about 1.25"

long
threads onto the front of the camera surrounding the lens to protect
it
when
it is extended, it also allows you to mount 55mm accessory filters

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US.
This works very well; however, my problem is that now all my pictures
(well
the ones I took Christmas Day where the on camera flash was used at

full
wide, I have yet to try a test at zoom) are under exposed. I have

tried
several shots at full wide using the same exposure settings in both

auto
and
manual mode ; with and without the adapter and with/without my UV

filter
and
the shots with the adapter (with/without a filter) in place are flat

and
underexposed . I don't get a good result until I remove the adapter

from
the
camera. I haven't had a chance to try outdoor exposures yet, but I

can't
see
why things would be any different.
Can someone explain this and perhaps tell me how to compensate for it?
Ron
Baird, has this been noted before it would be the same on the new

DX7590?
Care to comment?

Brian










 




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