Re: Digital slide camera, was Re: off-topic digital camera suggestions

From: Jack Fulton ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 12/12/04-05:15:25 PM Z
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I'll stick my neck out for a second to say wait a second to take a peek
@ the 'new' Olympus
SLR 8 mpxl. w/interchangeable lenses and the 4/3 system. It is the
E300. I use the C8080
and, well, 'tis superb.
Jack Fulton

On Dec 12, 2004, at 12:16 PM, Dennis Moser wrote:


If you are considering going to the expense of a top-notch DSLR (Canon,
Nikon, Kodak, Fuji), I personally know that both Nikon and Canon make a
right-angle viewer attachment for just the purposes you are describing.
They are not inexpensive, but for this kind of work they are just what
you need. I believe I priced the right-angle viewer that would fit my
Canon 10D at B&H, so they should be fairly available.

Also, there is software out there that will "drive" your camera, such
that if it "tethered" to your computer, you can instantly preview it on
the monitor...thus having a 17" remote preview...

Not to take anything away from the Leica/Panasonic rangefinder, but for
the price of the camera alone you could put together a very flexible
DSLR system with several lenses and the viewer for the same amount or

Dennis Moser

Sam Wang wrote:

> Hi Darrel,
> No. An SLR camera cannot send info to the LCD (or TV) before the
> mirror is flipped out of the way, plus none has a swivelling LCD.
> Perhaps the just announced rangefinder camera that uses Leica
> interchangeable lenses is the one to watch for.
> Sam
>> Subject: Digital slide camera, was Re: off-topic digital camera
>> suggestions
>> ....White balance, manual exposure, and hot shoe, on the other hand,
>> are all extremely necessary. Whether the LCD can swivel is not
>> important if there is a built-in output to, say, a TV. Suggestions
>> anyone?
>> Sam, this is a great question. I'm surprised by the lack of a simple,
>> semi-professional tool like remote preview on many digital cameras,
>> even "pro" versions. I was dissapointed to find the new Canon 20D and
>> it's Capture software would not "preview" to a laptop. You can take
>> pictures from the laptop software, but it doesn't let you see the
>> image until after exposure...I suppose this would suffice for your
>> copying needs, but for a camera costing nearly $1500, I'd expect a
>> little more flexibility. In my mind, viewing after exposure removes
>> the functionality of shooting off-camera.
>> This may be a limitation of the Canon supplied software, I've heard
>> there is good software for these line of cameras, but only windows
>> versions, not Mac.
>> -Darryl

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