Birdwatchers thinking of digital photography should read these

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Subject: Birdwatchers thinking of digital photography should read these
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 07:27:10 +1000
Hi all,

The June 2004 edition of Australian Photography magazine contains several 
articles on the subject of
digital versus film for still photography.
Although the articles do not specifically pertain to bird-photography they do 
give a very good
insight into the good and bad points of digital photography as seen by a number 
of experienced
The main points of interest are the 'extras' needed by the digital photographer 
and the real cost of
converting from film.

There is also a review of the DiMage Scan Dual IV slide scanner from Konica 
If this scanner is as good as the review claims then the price of approx 
AUD$899 (rec) would make it
a viable option to a digital camera if you already have a good 35 mm SLR (film) 

The June/July 2004 edition of PhotoReview Australia magazine has detailed 
reviews of the 10 x zoom
- Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Olympus C-760 Ultra Zoom
(Note: the C-760 has a max focal length of (eq) 420 mm compared with 380 mm for 
the other C-7xx
and the 12 x zoom Panasonic Lumix DCM-FZ10
as well as the 7 x zoom Canon PowerShot Pro 1

Keen observers may have noted that I have not actually completed my articles on 
Digital Cameras for
Bird Photography.
These is a good reason for that........
I've been too busy playing with my digital cameras!
A lot has been going on in the digital world lately and I have experimenting 
with close-up (macro)
photography and using flash.

My notes really need revising but that is a rather time-consuming job and I 
would much rather be out
taking photographs!
Still.......the intention is there.....

Bob Inglis
Woody Point

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