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Marianne Didden
 

New Camera Problem


I got a new camera a Konica Minolta DiMage Z6 as a gift and I am having the worst time trying to learn to use it. I have read the book, played with it for hours, even had all my friends work with it to figure it out. I will get one good pic (by accident I am sure) and 50 bad ones. The lighting is off, the antishake is on but the photos are blurry. I needed a camera I could take very close up pics. It says you can take macros with it but I zoom in and the pic is blurry...can anyone help me? It is a beautiful camera and I would love to become a pro at using it. Thanks, Marianne


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8/22/2006 12:42:48 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  having any better luck there marianne?
in lower light or low light your camera is going to set a slower shutter speed and even anti-shake may not be enough to give you sharp pics.
tha macro setting on my camera is not like a macro lens.all it does is set a smaller f/stop (aperture) so that just a few inches are in sharp focus.and if your physically too close it won't focus at all,check for your minimum focusing distance.
and handheld?anti-shake is not a savior,just an assistant.where one person may be able to shoot handheld at 1/30th, another may need 1/250th.
then you throw in your metering system and which sensor is picking the focus point and arrrgh.
just a few things I thought of since what I read were just the cliff notes version.
good luck,sam


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8/25/2006 2:25:50 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  You should talk to professionals in-person who can show you how you are supposed to photograph, like how to hold and set the camera, and to Z6 owners on how to specifically use this camera.


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8/25/2006 5:37:48 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  you could have said that 3 days ago?
disclaimer: humor intended,may contain sarcastic remarks.
I was just checking the thread and that was my first thought.but I was laughing.
ready ariel?
insinuated I wasn't a pro.ya got that one right.
i'm still laughing ariel.
oh well,any good news marianne?


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8/25/2006 8:42:45 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Hi, Samuel. :)

I said in person. :)


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8/26/2006 9:36:08 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  whew,:)


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8/27/2006 8:59:28 AM

 
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