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Re: Ultimate fish camera?
As much as I'd love to argue with him, Bob is right on!
Going digital at a fish-picture level is far from cheap. That's why I
included that "save pennies" smiley. I lucked out by getting a
"discontinued" adequate digital camera while they were still available. I
still bought several regular and slave flashes, tripods, etc.
Here's the real skinny:
Most Nikon lenses are probably not even capable of really utilizing the
new Kodak sensor's full resolution. They *are* capable of exposing some
fast fine-grain film at near its limits. My old Oly OM2 lenses usually
could not outresolve Fuji Pro 800 film, for example. The primary
advantages of digital are the increased color range and manipulation
level. Not a big deal, usually. [The latter is available on any scanned
Film has speed and high resolution of fine detail going for it.
Until you have a benefactor to buy you about $10,000 worth of digital
gear, Bob's suggested photo outfit is as good as it gets. Get picky about
what film you use, and how it is processed, and you can leave enough good
info in the scanned image to do a whole lot with it in Paint Shop Pro o/e.
Since digital cameras are essentially small specialized computers, they
seem to be following Moore's law and getting fancier and cheaper fast. I
find it fun to keep track of what is coming down that pipeline, but would
rather be changing water than trying to use it enough to justify the cost.
Rjga at aol_com wrote:
> You can buy a nice Nikon SLR for $350 and a used 55 or 90 mm macro for about
> $150, and sometimes less. You can build a small photo tank and shoot outdoors
> in sunlight, which can't be beat. Or you can get a dedicated strobe. Digital
> cameras are great for computer transmission, but you can also get a scanner
> for $150 which will scan your photographic slides into electronic images.
> Going digital can get awfully expensive with all the essential bells and
> whistles, while traditional photography has not gone up in price at all. And
> there are great deals in used equipment out there.
> Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.D.
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