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I have an A40.  It's a little more basic than yours, but even so, it doesn't
get as much use as it should.  I wish I had the time, space and inclination
to haul out my big Canon A-1 classic SLR with 3 or 4 lenses and my bag o'
filters.  I used to spend a lot of time in the darkroom in my younger days

I find that the more techy stuff I collect and have to use as as I get
older, the less patient I get with it.  I guess I have a finite reserve of
"techiness" within, and the thinner it gets spread, the less I devote to any
one thing in particular.

Then again, maybe it's just middle age.

Leigh


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Malczyk" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 2:48 PM
Subject: [SKIVT-L] Digital cams (was RE: A few pics of snow...)


> But you still have to pay for film and developing!
> Add up what you spend on that over the course of a couple years and it's a
lot easier to justify switching. Canon released a digital EOS Rebel camera
body in August. Accepts the standard SLR lenses. 6.3 MP. You can find it
online for around $900. A lotta money, but that's a lot better than the
$4000-6000 digital SLRs went for just a couple years ago.  Of course on top
of that $900 you're gonna want a 1 GB memory card ($250), spare battery,
more lenses, yada yada...
>
> I want one, but needed a good small point and shoot first, cause that's a
camera that'll actually get used for skiing and climbing. Hauling an SLR
around skiing is a major PITA, admit it. So I went looking for something
small with res acceptable for web pics and a good range of manual functions.
Ended up getting a Canon A70.
>
> What I like...
> Pretty small but easy to hold. It has the same mode dial as an EOS (M P Av
Tv, etc etc) which is what I'm used to. Has a manual focus, aperture and
shutter speed settings that are easy to use (you don't have to wade through
10 menus to get to them). Takes 2.5 fps, which is enough for me. Takes
640x480 movies with sound. 4 AA batteries instead of the usual 2, hopefully
that means it lasts longer on a charge. Shutter lag isn't as bad as other
digital cameras I've used, especially if you use the manual settings.
>
> What I don't like...
> The aperture range is really small compared to SLR lenses (although I
guess that's what you'd expect with such a small lens). Finding a filter or
something to protect the lens is proving difficult, but they're out there
(exactly how they attach is a mystery -- no threads). Only things included
were a paltry 16MB CF card and some crappy alkaline batteries.
>
> Anyone else have this one?
>
> Jerm
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Guertin [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2003 10:50 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] A few pics of snow...
>
>
> >>>>> "Chromer" == Chromer  <Chromer> writes:
>
>     Chromer> (film? how quaint!)
>
> Sign me up on the quaint photo team. After years of hearing how
>
> a) digital photography has finally equalled film quality; and
> b) digital cameras are really cheap now
>
> I finally decided to convert my SLR setup to digital. Then I priced
> what a digital setup comparable to my modest SLR camera and lenses
> would cost. Alas, I discovered that a) and b) above are mutually
> exclusive.
>
> So I kept the old SLR and bought a film scanner instead, at about
> 1/10th the price. It's a lot of fun, plus I can digitize all my old
> slides and negatives.
>
> Dave G.
>
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