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Digital Photos (was Re: Mystery Epiplatys -- probably not)
Dale Deck wrote:
> >> BTW, where can I see a pic of A. lineatus?
> I have one at http://www.netins.net/showcase/killies/Lineatus.gif
> A digital does not work well for takeing pictures of killies.
> You need a macro lens.
Neither have been true for me, and a lot of other great photographers around
GIF, of course is a rotten way to show a good pic under most circumstances.
[Poor dynamic range and bloated files] Use medium (or less) compression
JPEGs for screen display. Use raw data for prints.
A good digital camera that has minimal "trigger delay" and a good telephoto
(or zoom) can make wonderful pictures.
Some cameras go through a long autofocus and exposure-setting process for
every picture. The perceptible delay before the camera actually fires can
give great shots of caudal fins. Be sure any camera you get has a pre-focus
mode that is easy to use.
My top-of-the-line multimedia-capable Ricoh is on the way out for that
reason. It records sound, has an IR remote, and enough pixels for most use
(just under a meg.) Half-pressing the shutter button is a certain way to
jiggle a small camera and get a blur. It is nearly worthless for sports or
any fast action. 90% of my killies do not stop and hold a pose for me, so...
I'm looking for a better camera, now. It must have a cable release or IR
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