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ann dubois <[log in to unmask]>
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Great name Coolpix
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Feltner" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [SCIART] advice

Hi All:
I also use a NIkon D70, with digital and regular SLR lenses and think
it's super. I also use a Nikon Coolpix, and  a friend uses the latest
version the Coolpix 4, takes great photos, with an increase in
My 2.5cents
Linda M. Feltner Studio, LLC.
P.O. Box 325
Hereford, AZ 85615
(520) 803-0538
On Sep 21, 2006, at 8:19 PM, Jean Mikulla wrote:

> Jeremy,
> I am not sure that those photos are a true test of a camera. Your
> daughter would look great no matter what camera was used. I too have
> the Nikon D70 and really like the results, and the fact that I can use
> the same lenses I use on my F100. I also like that it is relatively
> easy to use, very intuitive, and once you own one they don't change
> the layout of the controls very much. I don't think that all of the
> old Cannon lenses work on their digital SLRs.
> Jean
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: jeremy swan
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 9:39 PM
>> Subject: Re: [SCIART] advice
>> I forgot to add the link for that full size pic
>> On 9/21/06, jeremy swan <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Any camera
>> worth it's salt has a timer function built in so you can click, move
>> your fingers away and then the camera will take the picture later
>> with no movement. I picked up a barely used Nikon D70, 8 months ago
>> with 2 lenses a bag and a 1 year warranty from a reseller on ebay
>> (cameta camera I think) for $700, but I also bought 2 GB memory for
>> $100. It was a showroom floor model and it's been the greatest
>> thing since sliced bread. Like Cindy, it can accommodate older
>> lenses.
>>> If you have canon lenses form your old 35mm, then get a canon
>>> digital rebel slr, it works as good as the nikon with a slightly
>>> less cool feel when shooting (the cameras are about equal even
>>> though they have different megapixel ratings due to other technical
>>> reasons I won't get into). $500-700 a lot of cash to drop on a
>>> camera, but I shoot a lot. As far as other non interchangeable lens
>>> cameras, there are cheaper, decent models, but keep in mind,
>>> megapixels are limited by lens quality. A cell phone that takes 8
>>> megapixel photos still shoots through a pocket lint coated, tiny
>>> little lens, so who cares if it takes 2 or 20 megapixels.
>>> You'll also be well served by using a uniformly distributed light
>>> source (the sun on a cloudy day is one cheap option) and also doing
>>> a white balance before shooting.
>>> Here's a picture of my daughter to demonstrate how awesome this
>>> camera is (and how cute my genes are ;)
>>> Here's another gallery of images with reduced file sizes. The last
>>> 8 shots are using the nomal lens that came with the camera from the
>>> reseller.
>>> Good luck!
>>> Jeremy Swan
>>> On 9/21/06, Cindy Shaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Chose a
>>> Nikon D-100 a couple of years ago because it would accomodate
>>> several excellent but ancient Nikon lenses from my old all-manual
>>> F-2 Photomic. I still use my old 55-micro as a copy lens - can't
>>> tell the difference between that and film, once I've adjusted in
>>> Photoshop. Between the Nikon software and Photoshop, I can do all
>>> that Goeff describes below.
>>>> --
>>>> Cindy Shaw
>>>> ---- Geoff Thompson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> > Dear Ann,
>>>> > I have not used my digital camera to photograph
>>>> much artwork but I have used it to photograph a lot of insects down
>>>> the microscope and more recently on a copystand. We chose a Canon
>>>> G5 at the time we bought, because it has attached software that
>>>> allows you to control it from the computer. I can adjust the white
>>>> balance and control it manually. This means I can use very slow
>>>> shutter speeds without a cable release. It doesn't meter the light
>>>> on full manual but you can judge the exposure from the small image
>>>> on screen and a few test shots will get it right. Take the shots in
>>>> RAW format and then convert them to Tifs in Photoshop. This will
>>>> avoid the artefacts from the camera jpegs and you can then save
>>>> them as whatever you want using the compression levels you choose.
>>>> I don't know if Nikon has now caught up but at the time they didn't
>>>> offer this sort of software. I know that the Canon G series and
>>>> their SLRs have this software,
>>>> > Cheers,
>>>> > Geoff
>>>> > ----- Original Message -----
>>>> > From: ann dubois
>>>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> > Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 1:32 AM
>>>> > Subject: Re: [SCIART] advice
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > Dear very helpful members I'm looking to buy a digital camera
>>>> that I will be using with my new HP for the purpose of making
>>>> photos of my work, some of it wall size(large) and needing to
>>>> include closeups for details to put on CDs and send out to
>>>> clients.Any suggestions as to what digital camera would serve me
>>>> best?
>>>> > Thanks in advance.
>>>> > Ann
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
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