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Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 22 Sep 2006 06:34:45 -0700
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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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