Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n Reviewed - Shooting Experience

Shooting Experience

The Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n body is bulkier than the professional bodies from it's Canon and Nikon rivals, with a much broader base. When shooting the camera in portrait mode, it has a unique feel as the base has a bevel for your middle finger to rest as you use your index finger to press the shutter. It's a unique approach, and those used to shooting with other bodies may find it a bit disconcerting initially. The menu is bright and easily accessed and understood. Routine operations can be executed easily. One very cool feature of the cameras operation is you can write a RAW file to one card, and a jpeg to the other. Kudos to Kodak for offering that option to photographers.

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The autofocus system in continuous mode was adequate enough to catch some of the action of kids playing in the park. Although adequate, you don't get the tracking speed of a Canon 1DS or 1D. An object coming towards you rapidly is an example of a situation that migh cause the autofocus system difficulties. There is also somewhat of a shutter lag compared to other professional bodies. Although not huge, it is there none the less. Keeping in mind the target market for this camera, it is very acceptable. These are also issues that would be of much greater importance to a sports photographer or photojournalist. For a portrait, landscape or product photographer, these are not issues.

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