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Jean Mikulla <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 22 Sep 2006 09:54:20 -0400
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I have the Nikon S4 coolpix with the 10x zoom and it is a great small camera
when you don't really want to carry a lot of equipment, but Nikon is
supposed to release the S10 this month. It is pretty much the same camera
with image stableization, which is always helpful with a 10x zoom (38-380
35mm equiv.) It will also come with a rechargable lithium ion battery. Mine
uses AA.
----- 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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