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[at-l] AT Camera - Staring from Scratch



How would one make slides from digital?

Bushwacker wrote:
>
> Another issue to consider is the off-trail cost of your photos.
>
> If you did take 600 photos - how much would that cost you to develop?  Then
> let's say you wanted to put some on the web for show and tell - even if you
> had a scanner that would rob you of time.  Then you decided to do a slide
> show and had to send the negatives off to make slides . . .
>
> Lots of money now going out the door.  There are back-end savings to
> digital photography that many forget about.
>
> It shouldn't only be a decision based upon pack weight - total cost would
> be a concern, as well.
>
> Bushwacker
>
> At 10:44 AM 10/30/2002 -0600, you wrote:
> >Hey Jan,
> >
> >I too, tend to be a bit of a technophobic.  I used my Olympus Stylus again
> >on my PCT thru-hike this year (I used in for my GA-ME 2000 hike as well).
> >You can check out my journa at www.trailjournals.com/ladyleaper .  Some of
> >my photos are there.    It's served me well enough, but I'm thinking about
> >going digital as well.  My biggest concerns are:  1.durability (it's dusty,
> >humnid, rainy, hot and cold out there) and 2. storage capacity.  I just
> >returned from the ALDHA gathering in West Virginia and saw some really
> >terrific slide shows that were taken with digital cameras.  I know Spur used
> >a digital and his photos were excellent.  I get the feeling storage capacity
> >can be a hassle.  Most of us are pack-weight conscious and don't want to
> >carry a lot of excess weight.  I guess we're looking for a balance---great
> >photos wihtout increasing weight too much.  I'm anxious to see how others
> >balance this.
> >
> >Cheryl   Lady Leaper
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Jan Leitschuh" <janl2@mindspring.com>
> >To: "AT-List" <at-l@mailman.backcountry.net>; "woodelf" <woodelf@juno.com>;
> >"Leapfrog" <Swillsing@aol.com>; "L. Parker" <lparker@cacaphony.net>
> >Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 10:13 AM
> >Subject: [at-l] AT Camera - Staring from Scratch
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > Sounds good - but - I am digitally deprived.
> > >
> > > Help me out here. I'm starting from scratch.
> > > Walk this gal thru slowly... I want Digital Info for Dummies here. Make it
> > > simple.
> > > I won't say money is no object, because it is, - on the other hand, this
> >is
> > > a lifetime trip. So, I am willing to make an investment.
> > >
> > > 1) For total non-techie, starting from scratch, steer me to a decent
> >camera,
> > > and make it easy for me: specify what pixels (whatever them be) I want,
> > > decent brands, and whatever I don't even know what to ask about.
> > >
> > > Don't talk jargon at me, as if will fly over my head and stick to the
> >wall,
> > > and somebody will have to clean it up ( might put someone's eye out, and I
> > > hate when that happens)
> > >
> > > Actual links to said camera on sale with the note "buy this one, dummy"
> >will
> > > rate a not-insignificant line in my will.
> > >
> > > 2)Someone mentioned a six-ounce camera. Is this possible, and also be of
> > > decent quality?
> > >
> > > 3) Help me puzzle out the mechanics of it. HOW would one make a digital
> > > camera work on the AT?
> > >
> > > I believe I'll have to be mailing stuff back and forth to support folk
> > > (Leapfrog already volunteered to burn the thingies to a disc), but what
> >are
> > > these mysterious things I'll be mailing? Will I need to put stuff in a
> > > bounce box? I am thinking of regular batteries, not the rechargeable ones.
> > > How do I keep records of what I am shooting? Is there a capacity for
> > > labeling?
> > > It occurs to me, there will be massive amounts of photo info to process on
> >a
> > > six-month trip.
> > >
> > > 4) Is there ANY way for publishable photos from digital? Sometimes I need
> >a
> > > photo for a story. I know our state newspaper has gone digital because the
> > > shooter can check on the spot if s/he got the shot. But, print quality in
> > > newspapers in a different animal.
> > >
> > > 5) What are the drawbacks of digital (cold weather operational?) How to
> > > avoid them?
> > >
> > > 6) What else do I need to know that i can't begin to fathom? Gotta do this
> > > soon.
> > >
> > > Woodelf and Lee I Joe, I know you've traveled this path already. Anyone
> > > else? Please, please chime in.
> > >
> > > Digitally ignorant,
> > > Jan L
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