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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1608
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1608
- From: "don" <don at calimages_com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:05:37 GMT
- In-Reply-To: <200202130848.g1D8m3I04963 at actwin_com>
- References: <200202130848.g1D8m3I04963 at actwin_com>
The "normal" price for that camera is around $85. Macy's on the West Coast
had them on sale for $45 last weekend. I bought two. ;-)
The pics could be better. The minimum focussing distance is something like
7ft, so they aren't as sharp as possible. I've picked up a cheap +3 diopter
(for non-photographers, it's also called a "macro filter") and been playing
around with it. Gets the min distance around 3ft which is MUCH more usable.
I'll shoot some more this weekend (after I clean the *@^#*$&^ brown algae
off the 30g tank...)
As for lighting, the 30g tank has two 30w tubes: A marine Glo actinic and a
SunGlo. That's the "warmer" colored one. The other is a 25tall and has 2 20w
PowerGlo, one 20w SunGlo, one 36w 50/50 power compact. Both have yeast CO2
and the plants are growing like mad. The 25 is the one where I've been
battling hair algae, but I'm winning now that I added the power compact
light. Both tanks are well stocked with fish as well, so I haven't had to
add ferts yet, but I'm going to need to add micros soon. Colors on the
plants are fading. Sigh.
From: "David A. Youngker" <nestor10 at mindspring_com>
The colors in those pictures are fairly decent, all right. But what type of
lighting are you running on those tanks? Did the camera compensate, or did
you - through a setting or something.
And is this the _usual_ price of the particular camera you purchased? I'm
still trying to get a feel for the capabilities of the "lower" end of the
market, so that information would be useful in this case.
Granted, I'm only looking for Instamatic quality, but if this is an
indication of the value involved I'd have to say it's a fantastic bargain...