[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [BKARTS] Choice of Digital Camera



http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/digital-cameras/david-pogue-picks-the-best-cameras-under-300-220463.php



j. godsey
14 pleasant st
methuen, ma 01844
Unbound: Book Repair for Booksellers.
Book Deodorizer - the guaranteed solution. 

http://www.bibliophilebullpen.com/

" . . .and so with too little sleep and too much reading his brains dried up, causing him to lose his mind."  - cervantes- don
quixote 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Buckley Jeppson
> Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 12:14 AM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Choice of Digital Camera
> 
> On the subject of digital cameras, I humbly offer one 
> suggestion: stick with the features you need to do the job. 
> Don't get drawn in by the extra bells and whistles that don't 
> really make a difference right now. Like all technology, it 
> will be obsolete in the not-too-distant future so you might 
> as well meet your current needs and learn from that what you 
> need next time.
> 
> One other suggestion, if you are really into photography you 
> might want to make sure the camera body has a lens that can 
> be easily changed. Such lenses can be used for camera backs 
> of the future, making your investment last longer.
> 
> Buck Jeppson
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Cari Ferraro
> Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 10:35 AM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Choice of Digital Camera
> 
> 
> Hello book folk,
> 
> On Dec 8, 2006, at 9:00 PM, BOOK_ARTS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> 
> > I would recommend the Panasonic Lumix series.
> 
> Thanks to everyone who has been posting their digital camera 
> preferences.  I too have been looking around for a good 
> digital camera, and have almost settled on the Panasonic 
> Lumix DMC FZ50. It is not a small point and shoot though, it 
> is heftier and has a super zoom Leica lens which is more zoom 
> than I need but the camera has lots of other features I like. 
> I have an old Olympus C3000 which has taken some great 
> pictures for me and also taught me a lot about how to take 
> pictures. So the  new camera must have some manual features 
> so that I can tweak in Shutter or Aperture priority modes. I 
> absolutely want this camera to be able to take good closeups 
> of my book work and other artwork. Many of the 
> point-and-shoot cameras don't have f-stops above 3 or 4 and 
> as I understand it the higher f- stops will be the smaller 
> aperture necessary for a good depth of field. Other things I 
> want in a camera: a swivel LCD screen (I have gotten used to 
> framing my shots in the LCD, but when it is on a tripod, my 
> old neck gets in a kink trying to see the LCD, so a flip LCD 
> that I can see from different angles would make my life much 
> easier); an optional grid on the LCD to aid in framing and 
> getting the shot straight; RAW format (I have gotten used to 
> doing post- processing in Photoshop before having slides made 
> and don't like even the little bit of compression in a JPEG); 
> a timer or cable release to be able to take the picture 
> without camera shake.
> 
> I would be interested in any other suggestions people here 
> might have, since you are probably using a camera for the 
> same purpose I am, to take high quality pictures of books, so 
> the macro feature is a must. I was considering the Lumix LX2, 
> but I'm pretty attached to the idea of having a swivel LCD. 
> The Canons which all have the swivel LCDs only offer JPEG 
> pictures. On my old Olympus I could take TIFF format and I'm 
> pretty attached to that for being able to generate high 
> quality slides.
> 
> Another good website with camera reviews is 
> http://www.imaging- resource.com/
> 
> Thanks for all your informative posts!
> 
> Best,
> 
> Cari
> 
> 
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Prose and Letters by Cari Ferraro
> Calligraphy, Illumination & Design http://www.proseandletters.com
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 351 Brookwood Drive
> San Jose, CA 95116
> voice: 408.293.1852
> cari@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> 
>              ***********************************************
>                                     
>          The Bonefolder, Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 2006 Now Online at
>                  <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder>
>                                     
> Guild of Book Workers' 100th Anniversary Exhibition Online - 
> Catalog Available
>    <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/gallery/100anniversary/>
>                                     
>              For all your subscription questions, go to the
>                       Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
>                                     
>           See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
>              ***********************************************
> 
>              ***********************************************
>                                     
>          The Bonefolder, Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 2006 Now Online at
>                  <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder>
>                                     
> Guild of Book Workers' 100th Anniversary Exhibition Online - 
> Catalog Available
>    <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/gallery/100anniversary/>
>                                     
>              For all your subscription questions, go to the
>                       Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
>                                     
>           See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
>              ***********************************************
> 

             ***********************************************
                                    
         The Bonefolder, Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 2006 Now Online at
                 <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder>
                                    
Guild of Book Workers' 100th Anniversary Exhibition Online - Catalog Available
   <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/gallery/100anniversary/>
                                    
             For all your subscription questions, go to the
                      Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
                                    
          See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
             ***********************************************


[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]