quest for pictures

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Thu Jan 10 10:29:28 2002

>I've always loved my Canon T50, which I will admit has been a
>*fantastic* camera, along with my T70, which I sold to my father to
>give to his girlfriend for Xmas '00 - which I no longer needed after
>I got the T50 repaired [wifey put her finger thru the shutter :-( ])
>I got it over 10 years ago, when I graduated Army boot camp.

        I like the Canon SLR's myself. I've had this A-1 for well
over 10 years. The newer models are easier to use but most of them
aren't as flexible. If only it was like the F-1 and would work
without the battery. I used a Hanimex-Practica SuperTL (early 70's
East German SLR) prior to getting the A-1 but it's electronics
started going out. I also have a couple of Zeiss-Ikon Ikoflex medium
format cameras I like to shoot on occasion.

>My new digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix 5000, is definitely the way
>to go. It's frelling cool! 2560x1920 pictures, that look really
>awesome, and more gadgets & gizmos & menus than you can shake a
>stick at.

        They certainly look like nice cameras, which I would expect
from Nikon. If I was going to use a digital camera for serious
photography I'd certainly be looking at something along it's lines,
or better. To get the quality and flexibility of my A-1 in a digital
camera it would cost me a great deal, as reflected in the Coolpix
5000's suggested price of $1099.00. I don't shoot enough to justify
spending that kind of money to switch.

        Another thought on the ultra-cheap digital cameras out there
is as parts donors for the tinkerers on the list. Possibly some cool
projects for classic comuters and/or robotics...

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