Re: Digital camera advice...

From: Jon Lybrook ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/03/04-06:18:38 PM Z
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Hi Jane,

Digital-schmigital. All cameras are for geeks and people who aren't
talented enough to draw or paint, like me. 8-) I have an Olympus Camdia
C-4000 Zoom I bought about a year ago for $550. It's probably within your
price range today. It's 5 megapixels and hasn't given me any trouble,
except the rechargable batteries get sucked up quickly when using a flash.
Olympus have proven to be pretty durable as well as well as high quality.
My wife actually used it to photograph some teapots, tweaked it in
photoshop, and made a large 22x30" lithograph of it: *

* The actual print is probably more contrasty than shown here.


On Sat, 3 Apr 2004, Taylor, Jane wrote:

> I know that digital cameras are a bit of a dirty word on this list, and I have so far resisted, but have decided to take the plunge and get one, partly to save developing costs. I need one for $300-350 with a high enough resolution to make decent 11x14 archival prints/negatives for use in alt. photo and print work. My work is not primarily in pure photography but I use photo processes in my mixed media prints.
> I know I will need 4.0 MPix or higher for this. I have waded through many reviews and cannot seem to find one that suits, they all have too many gimmicks! Does anyone have a recommendation? I know for under 350 bucks I won't get the best, but that's all I can afford. I have no great interest in video, zoom, or the other fancy stuff that most come with. A macro feature would be useful though.
> Any advice is much appreciated.
> Jane.
Received on Sat Apr 3 18:18:48 2004

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