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Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 25 Nov 1998 22:25:54 -0600
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Any very basic 35mm camera with a decent lense will do the trick. Just make
sure you use an SLR (as opposed to a rangefiner). Use a tripod. A lense
hood would be a good idea to cut down on an reflections in the lens. Then
make some test shots using different f-stops and apertures. Keep depth of
field in mind.

For inkjet output, Epson works very well. Their inkjet printers can go up
to 1440 dpi, and on photo glossy inkjet paper, this looks pretty amazing.
They also offer a printer specifically for printing photos -- it uses 6
colors (as opposed to the usual 4) for something closer to photo-quality.
Perhaps others can comment more about this.

Also, please e-mail me about the Canon (price?).


Karen Ackoff
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>I need to take close-up photos for wildflowers.  The camera I
>have is a Canon EOS Elan A 1425250 with an EF zoom lens, quite
>new, but too complicated for me. I would appreciate any
>suggestions for a simple close-up camera, filters, etc.  I also
>want to sell the Canon.  Also, I am looking for the best ink-jet
>printer for color pictures of flowers; any suggestions along
>those lines would be most welcome.  Thanks in advance.