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RE: PHOTO: Camera?

We have both a Sony Mavica FD91and a Fuji 3800.  Both of these are wonderful
cameras.  We have had the Sony for a couple of years and it is absolutely
wonderful.  If Sony had a camera with 3.2 mega pixels and the other features
of the FD91 I would have bought that instead of the Fuji.  The Sony has a
14X Optical zoom, that allows you to zoom in on an iris without getting in
its face; a "Steady Shot" feature that means you don't need to use a tripod
with that zoom.  It uses 3.5" disks for storage medium, but probably
wouldn't work well for the 3.2 megapixel size pictures.  They are easy to
carry and download.  This camera takes perfect pictures for using on the
web, but if you want to print them out you need more.  So, we bought the
Fuji.  The Fuji has a 6X zoom and uses memory chips the size of postage
stamps.  One of the benefits of the Fuji is that in a pinch you can buy 4AA
batteries and operate the camera.  It prefers the NiMH AA's but alkaline
will work in a pinch.  The Fuji takes really nice pictures and is small and
light.  It downloads via a cable running from the USB port on your computer
to the camera.  I have been looking for a second cable to take on the road
with me so I can have one on the road and one at home but haven't found one
yet.  Other than that I like the Fuji too.  I would recommend either one of
these cameras without reservation!

Dana Brown
AIS Region 17 Judges Training Chairperson
Director TBIS
Malevil Gardens
Lubbock, TX
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net]On Behalf Of Char
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 6:34 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: Re: [iris] PHOTO: Camera?

Hi All,

I have a Nikon Coolpix 995.  No longer on the 'New' Market.  I took over
pictures at convention.  I have tossed a few already but was very successful
overall.  My close-ups are spectacular.  Clear and the depth is very good.

I have three large chips, 256 MB each and one that came with the camera of
MB.  The chips do cost but the advantage is I can carry all three in my
pocket and keep them from going through XRay at the Airport.  I really enjoy
camera.  This is the first camera I have ever owned.  Most of my others were
rummage sale or someone else's hand me down.

Char Region 8 New Berlin (Milwaukee) WI

Mickey Corley wrote:

> I also use a Sony Mavica and went for it for the same reasons, Bill Wells
> did.  Not only can I view/download the pictures to MY computer - the  3
> 1/2" disc can be used with anyone elses.
>  I like it so much that we opted to get the identical camera for our
> daughter this month.  If you have access to more than one Sam's or  Wally
> World be sure and check the prices at all of them.  They don't have the
> same prices in different areas of a city.  The cheapest we found in the
> area was in a store we thought would be the highest because of it's
> location - $205.
> I don't have a problem with fuzzy closeups but wasn't too impressed with
> clump shots.  Seems I needed to use a higher resolution which cuts down
> number of pics I can store on 1 disc.  I haven't quite figured out what
> proper setting is for good distance shots.
> I haven't found the need to purchase the Memory Stick yet but have been
> told that when I do be sure and get the larger one.
> Mickey Corley
> Bethany, OK - Center of Oklahoma USA
> Zone 5/6
> Message text written by INTERNET:iris@hort.net
> >Hi, Bo,
> I doubt that you are referring to my photos (though they are beautiful
> to my eyes!), and I know very little about digital cameras. However,
> FWIW, I use a Sony Mavica.
> The only real reason I went with it is the wonderful ease of
> transferring pics to the computer. No wires, etc. Just pop a blank
> diskette into the camera, snap the shot, pop the diskette out of the
> camera, slap it into the A: drive and bingo, you're done. I love that
> I have been told and I agree that it also has pretty accurate color.
> Sometimes the blues and purples are a tad off, but for the most part,
> what I see outside is what I see on my screen. That's cool.
> On the downside, there are few manual controls, whic I don't like after
> taking pics for years with a 35mm. I miss the manual focus, especially.
> Lots of fuzzy, wasted pics when I do my close-ups of the blooms.
> Hope this helps (and you have a happy birthday with a great camera!),
> Bill Wells (southern Mo)
> Bo wrote:
> >Hi all!
> >
> >I have noticed that many of you have GREAT digital photos online.  So,
> what is a reasonable digital camera to purchase?  The nearest stores to me
> are Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and RadioShack.  Someone is going to get me a
> camera for my b-day, so I wondered what I should add to my wish list.
> ;-)
> >
> >Thankyou!
> > <
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