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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Need help with a Point and shoot

    I cant seem to get good pics of my tank with my point and shoot camera..Its a kodak 730.ive tried several settings
    and it doesnt change anything.

    Rick

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    Post a couple pictures so we can see what is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeakerBob View Post
    Post a couple pictures so we can see what is wrong.
    Bob ..here are a couple i took today

    30gal001 - Need help with a Point and shoot

    30gal002 - Need help with a Point and shoot

    the last one is of a green slimer..(which you cant tell its a green slimer)..its like they are blury or cloudy looking.

    Thanks for your response Bob

    Rick

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    looks like its not focusing correctly, now how do you fix that on a POS i mean Point and shoot lol i have no idea.

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    i cant figure it out..i have just about tried every setting this thing has..i even went back to the auto settings..

    Rick

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    Most of your problem is that you don't have enough light and the camera is shooting at 1/10 of a second. If it is not set up on a tripod, your pictures will be blurry because you can't hold the camera steady enough. If you have a tripod, set it up and use the camera's self timer to take the picture.

    OR

    Go to THIS SITE for the camera manual.

    Try this:

    1. Set camera to M for MANUAL (p. 18) and set ISO to 400. You might be able to set the ISO using the menu BUTTON.
    2. Now set camera mode to S for SHUTTER SPEED (p. 10)
    3. Set shutter speed to 1/60 (p. 10)
    4. Set camera to center zone focus (p. 24), then set camera to the closeup mode using the flower icon (p. 18). Get with 28" or less of the tank and take a picture.
    5. Post the picture so I can see if that helped.
    Last edited by jimsflies; 07-06-2011 at 07:36 AM. Reason: fixed the smilie issue
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    What is your zoom setting on? Mine does the same thing if I have it set for 2.0 or 1.5 and am standing more then 10" away from the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeakerBob View Post
    Most of your problem is that you don't have enough light and the camera is shooting at 1/10 of a second. If it is not set up on a tripod, your pictures will be blurry because you can't hold the camera steady enough. If you have a tripod, set it up and use the camera's self timer to take the picture.

    OR

    Go to THIS SITE for the camera manual.

    Try this:

    1. Set camera to M for MANUAL (p. 18) and set ISO to 400. You might be able to set the ISO using the menu BUTTON.
    2. Now set camera mode to S for SHUTTER SPEED (p. 10)
    3. Set shutter speed to 1/60 (p. 10)
    4. Set camera to center zone focus (p. 24), then set camera to the closeup mode using the flower icon (p. 18). Get with 28" or less of the tank and take a picture.
    5. Post the picture so I can see if that helped.
    Bob

    i tried to go to the site.but it said it was damaged..but i will try to do it per your instructions tomorrow and see if it works.

    Jamie

    Im not using zoom

    Rick
    Last edited by jimsflies; 07-06-2011 at 07:37 AM. Reason: fixed smilie problem in bob's post that was quoted

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    Rick, try this site for the manual:

    http://resources.kodak.com/support/p...730_GLB_en.pdf

    Are you using a tripod to take your pictures? I have listed the camera information for your picture below. Note that for this picture, your shutter speed is 1/8 second.....waaay too slow for a hand held picture! Especially since your ISO is set for a low ISO of 80......and, the camera is set for LANDSCAPE mode for shooting mountain ranges, not something fairly close.

    30gal001 - Need help with a Point and shoot
    Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/8 second ===> 0.125 second
    Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 27/10 ===> ƒ/2.7
    Exposure Program = landscape mode (
    ISO Speed Ratings = 80
    EXIF Version = 0221
    Original Date/Time = 2006:01:15 16:06:02
    Digitization Date/Time = 2006:01:15 16:06:02
    Components Configuration = 0x01,0x02,0x03,0x00 / YCbCr
    Shutter Speed Value (APEX) = 3/1
    Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/8 second
    Aperture Value (APEX) = 5365/1872
    Aperture = ƒ/2.7
    Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/1 ===> 0
    Max Aperture Value (APEX) = 5365/1872 ===> 2.87
    Max Aperture = ƒ/2.7
    Metering Mode = center weighted average (2)
    Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 6/1 mm ===> 6 mm
    FlashPix Version = 0100
    Colour Space = sRGB (1)
    Image Width = 2848 pixels
    Image Height = 2134 pixels
    Exposure Index = 80/1
    Image Sensing Method = one-chip color area sensor (2)
    Image Source = digital still camera (DSC)
    Scene Type = directly photographed image
    Custom Rendered = normal process (0)
    Exposure Mode = auto exposure (0)
    White Balance = auto (0)
    Digital Zoom Ratio = 0/1 ===> 0
    Focal Length in 35mm Film = 36
    Scene Capture Type = landscape (1)
    Gain Control = n/a (0)
    Contrast = normal (0)
    Saturation = normal (0)
    Sharpness = normal (0)
    Subject Distance Range = distant view (3)
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    No i do not have a tri-pod for the camera..and i still cant get to the user manual link for some reason..

    Rick

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