Update to Kodak DX6490 exposure problem

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Roots750, Jan 12, 2005.

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    Roots750 Guest

    On Dec 26/04, I posted a question about a problem I was having with my Kodak
    DX6490 and underexposed pictures. The underexposures occurred when using the
    on-camera flash and the lens adapter that Kodak manufactures for the DX6490
    and DX7590. I had suspected that the rim of the adapter was blocking the
    flash and creating a condition that would cause the underexposure. Since
    that time I have been corresponding with Kodak's technical people as well as
    a contributor to this newsgroup, Ron Baird. I have attached Ron's reply
    that explains why this problem exists. Although there is no way to correct
    this problem Ron has assured me that Kodak will be looking at possible
    design changes to the adapter or future versions of the camera. Hopefully
    I'm not in violation of any newsgroup rules by saying that I was more than
    pleased with the way Kodak handled my concerns.

    -----Original Message-----
    Thanks for the update on your concern.
    Roots750, Jan 12, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Wouldn't be a wide angle adapter blocking the sensor used to read the
    flash to meter it would it? My old Nikon CP-990 had just this issue.
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    Ed Ruf, Jan 12, 2005
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    I don't see how you could change the design of the adapter to not partially
    block the sensors/flash. It has to be that big to fit over the lens barrel, and
    it has to be that big to provide a strong thread for whatever you want to attach
    to it.

    Ben Thomas - Software Engineer - Melbourne, Australia

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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Roots,

    Thanks for the note. I have shared the issue with the engineers responsible
    for the adapter and who, in turn, will bring that issue to future design
    considerations. Thanks for the information, Roots,

    Talk to you soon.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Jan 13, 2005
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