[WWI] Digital cameras again.

C.Patsaros angelcos at otenet.gr
Tue Jan 4 12:31:07 EST 2005

Hi Neil

I am very happy with konica Minolta Z2 is not very expensive has 10x optical 
video mode  4Megapixel etc
The new model Z3 is much betterwith 12x optical with much better lense and 
advance antishaking system
in Nomatica.com cost about 400 euro and if u live in EU u don't pay taxes

I hope that i help u


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Crawford Neil" <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 12:40 PM
Subject: [WWI] Digital cameras again.

> I'm going to get a digital camera sometime soon
> ,I've got about 5-6000SEK to spend (about $700-850).
> Any suggestions? I'm thinking of a Panasonic FZ20
> this one:
> http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicfz20/
> It's one of these super-zooms with an auto-stabilized
> 430mm tele, which is a lens we could simply never afford
> for the Canon EOS50 we have today. We'll be keeping the
> Canon and sticking to film for another year or two, this
> new camera is intended for casual use, and on-going model
> photography. It also might come in handy for taking photos
> of monkeys in trees when we go to Brasil in February.
> The question is, do these super-zooms work well for model
> photography? I know Karens Olympus does, but that's in a higher price
> class. The photos we see in Windsock by people like Dr. Tom, Sanjeev
> and Lance are digital I believe, how many mega-pixels are necessary
> for that sort of work? Do I need 6.3 like the Canon EOS300D, or is 5 
> enough?
> I could probably stretch to a EOS300D body, and then use our old
> lenses, but it would mean a clumsier/heavier camera to lug around,
> + all those lenses, and our tele is nowhere near as good as the panasonic
> (on paper). We do have a very good 100mm macro, but even that doesn't
> give as good results as Karen gets. Any ideas?
> /Neil

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