My digital camera was an
is not the latest, highest technology, digital camera around, but it takes
very good pictures if they are destined for the Internet and my website-or
up to an 8x10 print. . It has a 1.3 megapixel
CCD sensor and using AGFA's PhotoGenie Image Enhancement Technology
is able to achieve a resolution of 1.9
megapixels (1600 x 1200);
a 3x optical and
2-more-x digital, continuously
variable zoom (equiv. of 6x); a DOCUMENTS mode
designed for copying papers; 4 flash modes-incl.
fill-flash; support for SSFDC SmartMedia
cards; and manualexposure
& focus settings.
Besides its great photos, I REALLY like
two things about the camera:
1) it has a miniature
stereo phone jack/cable to connect
directlyto an RS-232 port; and
2) the 2
inch viewing screen tilts to
virtually any angle, allowing high or low photos to be taken without your
own physical contortions. I could not be more pleased with it.
For a great photo example, check out
my friend Randy's cat, at:
I bought a larger
(it came with a 4MB card) for about $60, and now,
1280 x 960 resolution,
I get 48 (!!!)
photos, more or less. And even then, if I
got desperate, I could pull out the 16MB card, and get 12 more of the high
resolution 1280 x 960 shots using the original 4MB card. Best of all, it was
pretty reasonable at UBID.COM-it took 3 tries to 'win' one, but a $1500
(list) camera for a good bit less than
1/3 of that
isn't too bad.
All it really has
to do is last long enough for Nikon-or
someone-to come out with a digital back
at 4 megapixels or more for my
F4-S. Already, I find myself loving
the advantage of immediate picture availability-so you can tell if you like
it, or if you need to do it again.
Flash: I will
have a Nikon CoolPix N-8700 after Christmas (2005.) 8 Megapixels, 8:1
'regular' zoom. More to come...
Scanner ScanWit 2720S
enables you to scan slides and negative film with one-touch of a
button. The auto-loading mechanism can preview or scan up to six frames at
one time. The ScanWitis compatible with two film formats: 35mm filmstrip
slide in either color or black/white.
Zero-Reflection Optical Design preserves image definition,
allowing light to pass straight through the tri-linear color CCD without any
An enthusiastic professional user has created a website dedicated to the
ScanWit 2720S. Click to read his
review and tips
I also have a very
modest collection of older cameras. Some of them include a very nice
Hawkeye with original box
and flash. I have several other Kodak
cameras, including a
314 Instamatic, a
and my oldest camera: a
Brownie Target SIX-20 Box Camera,
Then there's another
neat camera: the
Kodak Junior SIX-20 Series II...
it is a small fold-out bellows camera with everything mechanical-even
focusing is done by a guessed-at setting for distance, and a look through
the guide. There is no light-sensing of course, so an external lightmeter is
Finally, I have a
Zeiss-Ikon Nettar (620 format) Fold-out Bellows Camera
with a 105mm
Novar-Anastigmat lens by Carl
Zeiss. Also all mechanical. While not
an expensive "collectible", it is a fine camera with great glass!
There are many good deals to
be had from the on-line auctions. I got another
BrownieHawkeye several months ago for a final bid of
$6.27... a very nice price. If you like cameras, and want to
see-and perhaps collect-some of the older style cameras, they can often be
had very reasonably!
all of the photographs that will wind up here were taken with the film
above-with the possible exception of some low light / action situations
where I used Fuji Super-G PLUS Professional Color Negative Film
for its great color (considering the speed is 800!) and fine grain
resolution. And some slides from 1969-1972.
I am experimenting with some new, super-brilliant KONICA Impresa 50 Professional.According to KONICA: "Impresa 50 Professional achieves the finest
grain and highest level of sharpness of any color print film available. With
a range of tonal expression that is unmatched, for exquisitely precise
prints to satisfy the perfectionist. Special photofinishing is not required
to achieve optimum results, so serious amateur photographers can now enjoy
professional quality results."
Exposure Index: (Daylight or Electronic Flash) ISO 50/18° Compatible Light Sources: Daylight, electronic flash, photographic
fluorescent lamp and blue flash bulbs Format: 135 size, 24 - 36 exposures; 120 size Type: Color print film
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