[WWI] Digital cameras again.

Balzer Gregory balzer_gregory at bah.com
Tue Jan 4 13:40:41 EST 2005


I'm a novice at digipics myself, but will echo what Lance has to say 
about the Nikon Coolpix.  Relatively cheap, easy to use, good macro 
focus ability, and will consistantly produce photos of sufficient 
quality to make you go back and take a closer look at the finish job on 
your kits.

You seem rather fixed on the Panasonic.  I suppose it's a lot like 
airbrushes, if it works for you it must be the right one.  In my case 
I've enjoyed my Nikon.  Now if you want to see a MEGA camera, just hook 
up with Sanjeev sometime.  His can stop a prop on an Oberursel in mid-
flight at a 1000 meters!!  Not to mention the hairs on a gnats arse.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Crawford Neil" <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2005 10:43 am
Subject: RE: [WWI] Digital cameras again.

> >Neil, I opted for a 5 Megapixel Nikon Coolpix, mostly because of the
> >(then) superior nature of the macro ability compared to other 
> cameras. 
> >This camera will focus to a cm or so, and shows every model flaw 
> to the
> >point of embarassment.  I could easily show a .01 Euro coin as 
> large as
> >the monitor without losing any clarity.
> The panasonic only goes to 5cm, is that close enough? With the EOS50
> and 100 macro, I never go closer than 20cm, but I guess thats 
> different.
> >Like Ernie, I have been frustrated by the autofocus and shutter 
> delays,>but many of the cameras have sports modes and best shot 
> selectors that
> >operate as fast as a SLR on autodrive.
> The Panasonic gets rave reviews, and is said to be better than 
> older 
> digi-cams. But they used to give Merlin kits rave reviews too!
> >If you want, Neil, I can send you a medium-quality model shot of 
> 1 Meg
> >or so. 
> Please do!
> > Sanjeev and Karen are the camera freaks I've been hanging around
> >with, and have forgotten more than I'll ever know about cameras.
> >Lance
> I'm hoping they'll barge in!
> /Neil C.

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