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[at-l] AT Camera - Staring from Scratch



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Is what a problem?  I forgot what we were talking about...

Oh yeah.  Don't forget: www.shutterfly.com.  A great service that will print
your digital photos fairly cheap.  I use it all the time.  Also has the
ability to set up online photo albums you can share with others, so they can
order prints of your photos also.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Leitschuh [mailto:janl2@mindspring.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:52 AM
To: Mark Lerch; AT-List
Subject: Re: [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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