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Re: cameras used
Jose Perez wrote:
> Hi folks
> I am interested in feedback as to what cameras are good for snapping fish
> pics and in a reasonable price range ?
Go with digital. There's nothing like "free film" for taking the large
number of shots needed to get one good one.
I love my Sony DSC-D770, as it has all the manual controls one could wish
for. Point-and-shoot cameras are limited in that area. Avoid any that have a
noticeable shutter lag after pressing the release, and any that lack a
remote or cable-release fitting. External flash coupling is a must, IMHO. I
use the hot shoe for that, or slave flashes.
Look closely at the Nikon 950, which can be obtained at reasonable prices,
now, used. The 990 has a much bigger (hence noisier and slower) pixel count,
but the lenses don't support the 3 MP resolution, so it is wasting time and
memory, for no measurable improvement in final picture quality. [That is
true of all but a handful of cameras with over 3 MP CCDs, BTW.] Smaller
pixels (higher count) dramatically increase the TV-snow-like noise, or
greatly slow the speed, which you need for fish, usually.
Look for the ability to shoot motion (quick shutter) and picture final
quality. Ignore the hype about having more pixels, unless you are certain
they can be used.
I had a wonderful Ricoh (it's for sale, BTW) that gave me a large collection
of killy tails as the shutter delay was just right for about a half a fish's
length of slow swimming. If autofocus and exposure cannot be preset, that's
what you will end up with, usually -- fish tails.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 wright at killi dot net
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- cameras used
- From: "Jose Perez" <joselperez at worldnet_att.net>