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IBM Pocket PC Cameras

> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 21:33:06 -0800
> From: Thomas Barr

>> And along the way, we seem to lose sight of light as
>> an _art_ as well as a science...

> Well I liked my Quartz 3000K lights when I had them.
> I like a softer yellow color. So do many plants.

Lest some of y'all begin to think I'm de-volving into some sort of Luddite
or sump-un:

One of the things I often discuss - sometimes here, most often outside this
forum - is the use of color temps to produce mood in the aquascape, and I've
been seeking the means to _visually_ illustrate the concepts for quite a
while now. The biggest part of the problem _is_ the wide range of temps I'm
willing to use, sometimes in combinations, and then trying to recreate the
effect on *emulsion*. Well, I've decided to finally get past all of this
frustration and move into the world of digital imagery - just wish I'd
reached that decision soon enough to transfer funds from film and processing
costs to a savings account, and I'd have the camera already.

At any rate, it's going to be a little while before I reach the CoolPix 950
range, and having very recently moved I'm missing an opportunity _now_. I
_could_ be documenting a few of these as they're established and progressing
through maturation - pretty much the way Robert and Frode kept up with
Frode's rather stunning tank a couple of years ago. Especially considering
the range of _styles_ I "play" with.

I've seen these little IBMs everywhere, running about $55 US, and they're
capable of 640x480 at true color. And obviously they're not meant to be the
full-blown solution to photography. But I _was_ thinking that, in addition
to the quick snaps of setups and what-not, it could eventually play
Polaroid/Instamatic to the Minolta during *film* sessions. (Yes, I know -
the CoolPix is Nikon. The Minolta setup's my emulsion camera.)

Anyone actually play around with one of these yet?...


David A. Youngker
nestor10 at mindspring_com