Uhh.. Auto Zoom?

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  1. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Hey guys...

    Just wondering... Is there really such a thing as auto zoom?

    I keep getting customers at work asking me if the camera has automatic zoom?

    I even had one lady try our SLR (EOS 3000N) - and comment that the zoom isn't very good. (and she hadn't touched the lens) - and I told her that you have to move the lens for it to zoom. Which she got kindy grumpy about and said she wanted a camera that had automatic zoom...

    But I see that as the stupidest thing I have ever heard... The camera doesn't know what it's looking at and how much you want to zoom it...

    What if the camera were to zoom in and only take a photo of someone's nose?


    Please tell me there is no such thing...

    - Alecia
     
  2. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    no such thing...

    She probable was thinking of a motorized zoom lens, like most P&S have. :roll:
     
  3. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    AHAHAHAHA :lol: :lol: :lol:

    yeah... the computer would zoom in for you :D :twisted:
     
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    PreludeX TPF Noob!

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    LOL * camera zoom to 150mm* *yes master camera operatator, ill do that right now* "wow, this is a cool camera"
     
  5. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Lol...

    Thankgod. a few people have said it now - and I just wanna slap them...

    I would never buy a camera that zoomed for me... I wanna be in control of how much it zooms...

    But they were expecting the camera to work out what they were looking at - and zoom in on it..

    Uhh... I don't think so!!!! I told them that maybe one day you will be able to plug the camera into your brain and it might work... They looked very confused...

    Needless to say - they did not buy the camera. (and the lady was really disgusted that she would have to move her hand and rotate the lens).. (she thought when she half-pressed the shutter button, it was zooming... which we all know is just the camera focusing. lol)


    Thankgod its not real...

    thanks guys
     
  6. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Brain? What brain?
     
  7. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Yes, these people better save their money and buy a brain first, before they can hope to hook it up to the camera.
     
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    PreludeX TPF Noob!

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    Thats why i like my idea.. "camera, zoom to 135mm" :p.. that would be kinda awesome
     
  9. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Camera! Make a good picture!
     
  10. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Ohh I don't wanna go to the family dinner...

    Camera - go to the family dinner and take lots of nice photos for me... (But only of people I like)....

    Yes....

    I think we should invent an auto-zoom camera... For idiots who are too dumb to use their hand and turn the lens... or press the button...


    *mumbles* ... stupid people.
     
  11. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    It's possible the lady didn't know the difference between auto-zoom and auto-focus and it's also possible she was thinking of motorized-zoom which is common on a lot of digital P&S's and also camcorders.
    Maybe it would have been worthwhile to ask the lady what exactly she was looking for.
     
  12. DocFrankenstein

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    Hey, I need someone to call stupid, don't I?
     

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