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[PHOTO] Re: Buying a Camera...Suggestions?

  • Subject: [PHOTO] Re: [iris-photos] Buying a Camera...Suggestions?
  • From: "Francesca R Thoolen" <irisgirl2@home.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 17:30:15 -0700

Laetitia, I very recently purchased an Olympus D490Z. I will try to send you
the fact sheet I downloaded from the internet. Even tho' you may not need or
want to purchase a 64MB media card you want to get a camera which can handle
that, not all do. I am still learning how to use mine. It like learning to
use a mini computer. Just be patient, that is what I tell myself. I am
fortunate my son-in-law works for AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) a competitor
of Intel. He has the same camera so when I need help he can help me. You can
set your camera for HQ (high quality) and it will use a lot of memory, and
other lesser quality settings which use less. So if and when you want to
take an iris use HQ, then later you can change the setting on the camera and
take a scenic shot with lesser quality (but still very good) and use up less
memory. Good luck.


-----Original Message-----
From: lmmunro@hotmail.com <lmmunro@hotmail.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, April 13, 2001 12:22 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Buying a Camera...Suggestions?

>You guys really take GREAT pictures! I have always taken ugly ones,
>but perhaps it is time to buy a new camera.
>This year I'm determined to get some GOOD pics of whatever has the
>smarts to grow and bloom in my garden.
>I am leaning toward a digital, and a USB port would be nice. I'd also
>like to keep the price under 500.00, and it will be used primarily
>for photographing iris...but also a few folks here and there too.
>I'd like to try to get colors as true as possible, as well as detail
>such as veining.
>It is VERY confusing when I go to a camera store..so please, send me
>some suggestions.
>Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/


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