[200q20v] Re: Digital Camera Recommendations - for documenting auto repairs?

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Tue Nov 20 18:57:22 EST 2001

Also, photo film is a definite, non-changing standard (at least 35
mm/120-220/sheet film). And, especially if you shoot slides (Kodachrome
anyway) and B&W, the film is essentially archival, relatively hard to

Since the digital pix market is still relatively new, what might work on
record today MAY not work in 5 - 10 years. And HDD are volatile compared
to photofilm. Magnetic tape even more so. And, potentially, all of the
CD-ROM/R, RW, and DVD are still in a state of flux when considering long
term, once in a lifetime storage. Kids are only kids once.


On Tue, 20 Nov 2001 16:40:14 -0500 "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com> writes:
>Yeah, Peter-
>Go get yourself at least a Nikon N65 with real Nikon lenses-
>a 24-80mm and an 80-200mm will do nicely for the time being,
>along with a dedicated Speedlight, loaded with Kodak Royal
>Olympus, Nikon, Minolta and a few other companies make nice
>negative scanners to convert to electronic form.
>There's no substitute for a good film camera (yet) and good
>film for taking those memorable photos. Even if you had a 5+
>megapixel camera, the lens quality is inferior to even the
>midline Nikon lenses and you need to invest in a very pricey
>dye-sub printer to get decent prints- forget about anything
>larger than 8x10.
>You shouldn't skimp on those photos of your children- once they
>grow up, they'll never be the same.

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