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dabhand
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      11-11-2006, 03:21 PM
I saw one of these at costco for $330 or such. Anyone with anything to
say about it who's actually used one? It has a Leica lens and they
make splendid binoculars so that's a good indication, right?
The package I saw has 7.2Mp and comes with 512MB memory, battery and
docking station charger, wires ect.
I'm just getting back into the hobby after about 20 years. My last
camera was an entry level Pentax K1000 SLR and I'm wondering if
someone can answer a few questions about the newer technology.
I have a laptop pc with usb, firewire and wifi and an HP Officejet
5610xi All-in-One printer.
1) Can you do B&W with a digital camera?
2) This is some kind of folded lens? Are there drawbacks to that
should concern anyone?
3) It sounds like it does macro, wide angle, medium and telephoto
lengths. Is this correct?
4) We used to have various lens filters for color and effects- this is
all done in post with some kind of software now, correct? Any comments
on how they compare?
Here's the best no nonsense specs I could find but I'm not sure what
they all mean.
http://www.lyd-billed.dk/piz.asp?id=220&aID=8523
Thanks for your time.
 
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Rudy Benner \(All_Thumbs\)
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      11-11-2006, 03:41 PM

"dabhand" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I saw one of these at costco for $330 or such. Anyone with anything to
> say about it who's actually used one? It has a Leica lens and they
> make splendid binoculars so that's a good indication, right?
> The package I saw has 7.2Mp and comes with 512MB memory, battery and
> docking station charger, wires ect.
> I'm just getting back into the hobby after about 20 years. My last
> camera was an entry level Pentax K1000 SLR and I'm wondering if
> someone can answer a few questions about the newer technology.
> I have a laptop pc with usb, firewire and wifi and an HP Officejet
> 5610xi All-in-One printer.
> 1) Can you do B&W with a digital camera?
> 2) This is some kind of folded lens? Are there drawbacks to that
> should concern anyone?
> 3) It sounds like it does macro, wide angle, medium and telephoto
> lengths. Is this correct?
> 4) We used to have various lens filters for color and effects- this is
> all done in post with some kind of software now, correct? Any comments
> on how they compare?
> Here's the best no nonsense specs I could find but I'm not sure what
> they all mean.
> http://www.lyd-billed.dk/piz.asp?id=220&aID=8523
> Thanks for your time.


Much has changed over the years, but the basics are the same.

A modestly priced digital camera can be a good way to start, expect that at
some point you will likely upgrade to a dSLR camera with all the usual
trappings.

Its twice as much fun as film, you can do much more than we ever could
before. B&W conversion is a snap.

I would encourage you to get a digital camera, get out there are shoot lots
of images. I expect you will rediscover the joy of photography.

you might also subscribe to rec.photo.digital and
rec.photo.digital.slr-systems

Rudy


 
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