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I was unaware that memory cards have different speeds.
I just thought it was a function of the camera.
Thanks for the info.


On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 17:24:10 -0500, Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Chris, congrats on buying a great camera.  Spend some time learning how to
>use it and it will simply astound you with the color rendition and almost
>3-D tonality.
>
>Size of the card largely depends how many movie clips you want to take.  In
>the best SQH jpeg setting each 1gig xD card will take around 200 pics.
>Since you have unlimited movie length in the cam, you may want to buy an
>extra 1-2 gig card for a long trip since movies eat space.  One thing to
>make sure of is that you get the fast "H" type card- not the old "M" type.
>
>If you go to www.olympusamerica.com you can buy reconditioned H-cards or at
>least compare the card cost to the cost of ebay H cards.
>Focusing/processing speed is about twice as fast with the H-cards.
>
>Now the fun, extra part starts.  If you are really want shooting versatility
>while skiing, look into buying one of the the teleconverter combo 3-packs
>from one of the big NYC online stores for about $150.00.  I carry these
>little things in my other jacket pocket all the time (they are about the
>size of a small bratwurst in their storage pouch) because they add so much
>verstility to the digicam and they only weigh a few ounces each.  Quality is
>really excellent.  The other thing you will immediately want to have is the
>FL-20 add-on flash unit because the SP-350, like most other digicams, has a
>rather sucky built in flash.   This ~$50 unit will really improve your
>indoor or fill shots.  It's smaller than a pack of smokes and weighs only a
>couple of ounces as well.  Pass on the bigger FL-36 for now.
>
>Buy those items and you will have a complete system that will shoot photos
>almost as good as most DSLRs for about 1/4 the weight, size and cost.
>
>This is probably all you ever need unless  you want some of the more exotic
>underwater or other similar stuff:
>
>Teleconverter kit:
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/Olympus-TCON-17F-WCON-07F-Lens-Kit-for-SP-350-SP-310_W0QQitemZ280070748559QQihZ018QQcategoryZ116189QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>
>Flash:
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/OLYMPUS-FL-20-flash-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ220071848204QQihZ012QQcategoryZ48515QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>
>
>One last thing to check out is the Olympus P-11 printer that is a really
>neat tiny desktop unit.  Prints really well by simply plugging in a
>picbridge enabled camera as well as via the computer from downloaded images.
>I bought one for my daughter to use with her 8080 for Christmas for only
>$65.00 from ebay.  One particular reason I like it is that you simply buy
>paper/ink in combo cartridges that you replace after the 100 sheets are
>printed.  The Oly ebay store sells the cartridges in scuffed packing for
>about $15.00-20.00 for 100 sheets.  This at least as cheap as online or even
>Walmart printing.  Also, you can buy those cartridges in a 3.5 x5 format as
>well as 4x6.  The former fits the Oly 4/3 aspect ratio much better without
>cropping.
>
>http://stores.ebay.com/Olympus-Auctions
>
>
>The Olympus Master software is nice and intuitive to use for everything
>except straightening and basic white balance- I still use Picassa for those
>two tweaks.  Master has the best cropping tool I've ever used, including PS2
>and PSElements5, both of which I have installed on my machine.  The camera
>self-updates its firmware online through the software really easily.  Make
>sure you do that before you even use the cam.
>
>Leigh
>
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Goodrich, Chris" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 4:00 PM
>Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] OT - Digital cameras
>
>
>> Hope you're right Leigh.  I just bought one from Olympus Auctions on Ebay
>> for $158 with tax and shipping.  Scuffed wrapper or something. It's not as
>> compact as my Dimage X32 but I had to have something for the trip since
>> the CCD became intermittent. What do you recommend for an Xd card for it?
>> Other options?
>> Chris
>>
>>>If you want to go really compact, my first recommendation is the 8mp
>>>Olympus
>>>SP-350.  Very well built and really good picture quality.
>>
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