RE: off-topic digital camera suggestions

From: Gerry Giliberti ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 12/13/04-08:05:07 AM Z
Message-id: <43462DD94028D9118785000C76ED294C13EB4A@EXCHANGE_SERV>

I'd shoot the items with slide film and have Kodak develop them and make a
CD picture disk for you. Then you can download the images from the disk onto
your computer, e-mail them and worry about buying a new computer and digital
camera next year.

Gerry G

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Izzo [mailto:bi3@georgetown.edu]
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 1:22 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
Subject: off-topic digital camera suggestions

Digital is being discussed here a lot, but my question doesn't pertain to
alternative processes so is actually off-topic. This list, however, always
produces advice that I find very useful.

I am recording my mother's doll collection on film. To be assured of a long
lasting record that I can always print from, I am using my Nikon FE2 with
black-and-white silver film. However, I would also like to have color
pictures and it would be convenient to have digital files that can be sent
on the net.

I have borrowed my sister's digital camera (Kodak EasyShare DX4330, 3.1
megapixels) but am not completely satisfied with the results.
Unfortunately, she couldn't find the manual for me. Some of the dolls are
only 4" high so I need to get close. In close-ups the picture seems to
break up in a moire pattern. The other problem is that greens come out as
blue. (I managed to correct one picture with my Photoshop Elements 2, but
I'm not really interested is tweeking pictures and would like the initially
recorded image to be close enough to be useful.)

A friend has offered to lend me a Nikon 990, but I am wondering whether I
should buy something myself. My computer is a 4-year-old Dell Latitude with
Windows 2000. (If it is relevant, these are the slots listed in the manual,
most of which I have never used: 2 PC Card slots, Video connector, USB
connector, PS/2 connector, Parallel connector, Serial connector, S-Video
connector, Optional network connector, Optional modem connector, 2 Audio
jacks, Innfrared port.)

My primary use for the camera will be to record the collections in my
Mother's house, some of which require good close-up capabilities. I don't
want to spend a lot of money since I'm not interested in "going digital."
On the other hand, if I do buy, I want to get something better than my
sister's. Looking through some specifications for digital cameras, I would
want the ability for both auto and manual focus and exposure. A rechargable
battery sounds useful. I find it difficult to see the LCD screen on my
sister's camera to check the picture after it is taken, so I would like this
to be easier to see. You can advise me better about the importance of
megapixel count, ISO range, other formats than JPEG, etc. I'd also prefer
smaller than larger.

Sorry to be so off-topic. My e-mail is bi3@georgetown.edu to answer
directly. TIA

Suzanne Izzo
Received on Mon Dec 13 10:46:53 2004

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