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[at-l] AT Camera - Staring from Scratch



> 2 or 3 years ago I went to Japan and didn't want to bother with memory
> issues.

This happens to me ALL the time!
Is this, like, a problem... ?
;-)
good info! thanks. Keep it coming.
J


Mark Lerch wrote:
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> 2 or 3 years ago I went to Japan and didn't want to bother with memory
> issues.  I set myself up with a Canon Powershot S10 and an IBM Microdrive
> (at that time the world's tiniest harddrive - 350mb worth).  Today there are
> even higher storage options.
>
> The microdrive can store over 500 photos at a great resolution, and I can
> take around 200 or so on one battery charge (using the display very
> sparingly).  The nice thing about the battery is the shelf life.  Many
> years.  And with that kind of storage I can have many, many trips stored in
> the camera before even thinking about downloading.
>
> The camera is small and relatively light.  It's accompanied me on every
> backpacking trip I've taken.  I love it!  But again, there are even smaller,
> lighter cameras out now.  I have a hook & loop set up on the camera pouch
> and it dangles off a pack cord near the front, leaving the camera snug
> inside with the top zipper open, making for very quick access.
>
> A rechargeable battery is essential, unless you have a barrel of money.
>
> Mark
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Orange Bug [mailto:orangebug74@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:22 AM
> To: Jan Leitschuh; AT-List
> Subject: Re: [at-l] AT Camera - Staring from Scratch
>
> I recommend spending some time at a good quality camera shop, asking these
> same questions. Here are the shortcomings of digital.
>
> 1) battery life. If you spend anytime looking at your pictures and flipping
> through/deleting, you quickly run your battery down. Get a couple of
> batteries, and make recharging part of your town chores.
>
> 2) memory. If you want a number of pictures, plan on getting one or two of
> the biggest PC Card memory chips you can afford. Learn how to use the camera
> to make pictures that fit on the card and give you the best quality for
> where you wish to display - print, computer screen, whatever.
>
> 3) weight. for the best quality pictures, you want higher pixels and higher
> battery needs, memory needs and weight. There are cheap and light digital
> cameras out there, ones that were thousands of dollars just a year or two
> ago. Your choice is to balance the cost/benefit ratios.
>
> 4) downloading the pictures. You could mail the memory chip to support and
> replace with a blank one, but that could be a bit expensive. Unless you
> carry a CD burner in your bounce box, this may be a bit of a challenge.
>
> 5) printing the photos. This is really not as difficult as you might
> imagine. The color jet printers and quality photo paper do a very good job
> these days.
>
> These are not as easy to use, at least for this guy, as your old point and
> shoot 35mm camera. This needs to become a part of your gear very soon and
> practice, practice, practice. Each of these weaknesses can also be the
> strength of digital. You can much more quickly share photos with more folks
> by uploading them. What a treat! Imagine your collection of privies!
>
> Bill...
>
> --- Jan Leitschuh <janl2@mindspring.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Okay, experts...
> > I need someone who runs with scissors here.
> >
> > Flyin' Brian made a compelling case for shooting digital on one's
> > thru-hike. His slide show was made from digital shots.
> ...
>
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