|Quoting FlyingZacko (Reply 2):|
Definitely make sure, you have the lens set to AF instead of MF.
I have used both. AF
is like shooting through a fish tank. MF
focused at infinity gives a fair sharpness to objects fifty feet or so away, but nowhere near as good as I got with my sister's Kodak duoflex.
|Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 3):|
I would definetly sit down with the owner's manual and make sure you have everything set-up correctly.
Always good advice. I read it, pretty much cover-to-cover before I took a single picture. Then, as I said, I've taken over four hundred pictures since, trying different things.
Sorry, I don't have an anonymous hosting capability at the moment and I'm going to resolve the camera issue before I could even set anything up.
It seems to be adequate for general use. If I ever learn to like the camera I will also look for some additional tele power.
|Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 6):|
Maybe you need more training and read the manual and try and try and try.
More training is always a good thing. As I said, I did read the manual and I've tried over 400 shots. I'm not a complete noob; I've been semi-pro photographer, with a catalog shoot, and I've sold a number of pictures out of my contributions to this database. I'm rather good with Photoshop and can correct all manner of imperfections in photos there, but you have to have the basic image there to begin with. I can color correct, or crop out, or sharpen a little bit, but I cannot bring a blurry image into focus.
If I took a picture of an airplane a hundred feet or so away with my old F707, the top or bottom of the fuselage being frame-level, should be a transition from sky to metal over the space of three or four pixels. With this camera's results it would be twenty or more.
I am coming close to the end of the money-back guarantee from Costco so I'm starting to feel the pressure on this.
Thanks for your advice folks.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.