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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 21 Sep 2006 13:26:00 -0400
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Good advice Chuck.

The most important thing for taking pictures of art will be the Lens
quality.  Look for a great lens that does not have a lot of acromatic
spread around the edges and has minimal distortions.  A tripod will
solve almost all the other problems.

Look at closeup capabilities.

There may be a single lens camera that will do well for you,
otherwise a Digital SLR with changable lenses and the higher prices
that go with it will work. Choose a loose price range first and then
exlpore that.

Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Fugi, Sony all produce some good cameras.

If you are looking for an ultra compact camera with good quality, I
could recommend this one:

But if you need something with an external flash sync port, you will
need to look elsewhere.


>Hi Ann -
>There are a ton of very good camera's out there. And they come in
>all shapes and sizes. And prices. How much do you want to spend? And
>do you have a tripod - if you plan on taking pictures of your work
>it would be a good idea to get one to because you get the best
>results when the camera is locked down and let indirect natural
>light (if you have a good source and are limited without a flash
>unit) expose your image.
>And what else do you think you might use the camera for? Family
>pictures, personal photography? These are a couple of questions to
>ask before buying one.
>This site is one of the best to compare cameras, prices and
>features. It's called digital photography review. Try using this to
>get an idea about what's out there and see what appealing to you.
>Hope this helps. Lots of really good camera's out there and most
>will probably do what you need. Just keep in mind the resolution
>(megapixel - the higher the number the higher the resolution).
>I wouldn't go under a 6 mega pixel size these days. And don't forget
>the tripod. A good solid tripod will last you a life time and it
>will be worth it's weight in gold for what you are trying to do.
>Take care -
>Chuck Carter
>On Sep 21, 2006, at 9:32 AM, ann dubois wrote:
>>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.

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