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Kodak p880.I need to know how I can obtain aperature f11 and

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Kodak p880.I need to know how I can obtain aperature f11 and smaller?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

Unfortunately, the P880 model is by design, physically limited to f8 as the smallest lens opening (aperture). Please see the specifications at the links below.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/kodakp880

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/P880/P880DAT.HTM

Please keep in mind that my diagnosis & solutions provided are directly dependent on the accuracy of your description of the problem. As with any "do it yourself" fixes, success is a "team effort", since I can't see or touch the camera, and relies on the customer's manual dexterity and ability to follow the instructions well. If the "do it yourself" approach doesn't work out for you and you need conventional repair, please let me know.

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Expert:  Russell A. replied 5 months ago.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I tried reaching you before but used the wrong email address.What you sent me was from the P880 manual I had that information.When I purchased the camera I was given a "tech" phone number that showd me how to obtain f11 and smaller lens but misplaced the information.I have been trying to reach them again but so far the line is always busy. So I know there is a way to get the information.
Expert:  Russell A. replied 5 months ago.

The reason that you cannot reach Kodak at that number is ***** they shuttered the digital camera division, that made your camera, in 2014.

Here is the path to the special menu that will activate the extended function that I was able to find.

  • press menu button

  • select the 3rd tap

  • scrolled to the "About"

  • press the flash button, the metering button, the ISO button and the WB button (i.e. all the buttons on the left side of the LCD screen) all at once.

  • while holding down those buttons, select "About"

  • a films menu will appear, with selection of Kodakchrome, Ektachrome, Kodak Color Gold, Kodak Colors II, Kodak Colors Max, Kodak Royal Gold, Plus-X, Tri-X

  • for the newest Kodak film - Portra, you have to download the latest firmware V1.03

  • then use the scroll wheel to scroll and set button to select

As it is a hidden menu and not suppose to release yet. Try this at you own risk. I'm not responsible for any unpredictable reaction from you P880.

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