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Published - Another Pro 14n Preview
« on: April 02, 2003, 01:55:25 pm »

Oh alright. I've changed my mind. That review was SO compelling.

10 second turn-on isn't a problem after all. Neither is turning the camera on with my nose every time I lift it to my eye.

The poor image quality at ISOs above 200 isn't really a problem after all. I'll stick with ISO 80 for all my shooting. So what if images are blurred!

The lack of mirror lock up isn't really that big a problem. I can't shoot at longer than a 1/2 second exposure with the 14n in any event. And, since I can only get 40-50 shots on a battery charge I likely wouldn't be doing that much shooting with the camera in any event.

Peter, me thinks that your bias is show though. At last mine is blatant. The 14n is a disaster, and the sooner Kodak bags it the better.


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Published - Another Pro 14n Preview
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2003, 12:58:45 pm »

Another Pro 14n Preview has been published, by

Edited to add following info:

THIS IS A PREVIEW By Charlotte K. Lowrie, managing editor, MSN PHOTOS. (Not by me, although Charlotte did get input from me - and several others who were also testing the Pro 14n at the same time)

<< It takes a village:  Camera reviews seldom involve more than the writer/photographer who reviews the camera. For this review, however, I had invaluable assistance from Dan Hyde of Digital Vista Studios; Marc Konik of GA Communications in Stone Mountain, Georgia; David Norris, chairman and CEO at OnRequest Images; and Peter Burian, MSN Photos contributing writer. In addition, the professional team at Kodak, particularly Jay Kelbley, worldwide product manager, provided ongoing, in-depth technical information throughout the two weeks of evaluation.>>


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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2003, 04:44:27 pm »

The 14n has a "basic" mode designed, so says Charlotte's review to help ease digital newcomers into using the camera - fair enough.

But then we learn,

"In areas of high sharpness, aliasing (jagged edges) are apparent. Unlike previous Kodak cameras, an antialiasing filter was not included on the DCS Pro 14n. While these artifacts can be reduced in the supplied Photo Desk software, the process requires some expertise, and it is not always entirely successful."

Go figure (as the Americans would say!)
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