[WWI] Digital cameras again.

Steve Cox steve at oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jan 13 18:00:13 EST 2005


on 11/1/05 5:07 am, Karen Rychlewski at krychski at earthlink.net wrote:

> Knut Erik Hagen wrote  [among other things]:
>> ...  With a digital SLR with interchangeable lenses,
>> I am fighting a never ending battle with dust that finds it way into the
>> camera and leave shadows when landing on the chip that captures the image.
> 
> This is an interesting point, and one that is rarely addressed.
> On a film SLR, if motes of dust enter the camera while you're changing
> lenses they will likely land on the negatives/slides of at most three
> photos--and the area they have to land on is  35x25mm. But if the same
> dust enters a digital SLR and lands on the (roughly) 15mm square CCD
> chip that captures the photo (with its 3 or 4 or 5 *million* pixels),
> that speck of dust is there for the duration and will affect every shot
> thereafter. Simply having a digital SLR cleaned professionally will hit
> your wallet to the tune of $200 or more. This was one of the strongest
> selling points for me when I was considering which camera to buy. For
> the non-professional user, I truly think a fixed lens digital is the
> only way to go.
> 
>> If you are to have only one digital camera, I would consider going for one
>> that is in the range between compacts and SLRs, they have short enough
>> lag time to take photos of moving obects and a decent zoom (5-10x) without
>> being too expensive or heavy to drag around.
> 
> Good advice, Knut Erik
> 
> Karen
> 
This all sounds good, as I got a Fuji Finepix S-5500 for Christmas, so when
I finish my Gotha from Secret Santa there will be some great photos.

Expect these any year soon.

Steve
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