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Yeah, i want something which is cheapish, has external flash connector, something a bit higher than f-8 on tap, and decent optical magnification... paid about $100 for my epson photopc800 a few years ago... got nice mix between full auto, programed and full manual settings...

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Edited to only include relevant info...

If I am going to get burned in the techno war, I only want to loose $200.00 not $2,000.00 on this stuff. Nikon is professional and also better then all of the above, no argument there.

I wasn't trying to say that CCD was short for, "Digital Light Capturing Circuits". I was telling every-one who doesn't know what a CCD is, what a CCD's function in the camera was. To capture the image (Light).

The jitter can com from your finger as you continue to press the button down, while the camera has already started taking the photo, or while you are releasing your finger and the camera starts taking the photo. My Kodak digital camera has manual settings.

This is my camera. http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DC4800/D48DAT.HTM

If, by calling me an authority, you are saying that I have a confident opinion, I have experience, and I am attempting to persuade...

Then you are correct. Those are my intentions.
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Nordic,

How much are you looking to spend? If you give me a price range, I might be able to direct you to some good possibilities -

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Zurp,

I am not arguing with you anymore. I would love butter on my pop-corn.... this is now a one man show.

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"peterryan2001", you start all of your post directly targeting me. How many cameras do you own, how many foggers have you purchased. Do you even have a tank? How about some human conversations, not a scientific notation of every line that I type.
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lol did i say USD100 i meant 1000, but with the rand being so much stronger I probably dont want to spend more than 800, i realy like that camera of yours, nice I see it has apperture priority and stops down to F13, which will be nice for macro... only down side is the 20cm distance limit on macro, see it also has 3x optical zoom... anything newer in this class out yet?

quite prone to something similar to Canon PowerShot Pro 90IS
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Zurp,

I don't want your respect. I don't even want an apology. Do your research before spouting off - giving out wrong information only makes you look bad.

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Yes, there are additional zoom, and wide angle lenses for this camera which extend its limitations. The new cameras are much better.

The DC-4800 can be purchased now for $300.00 - $250.00. @
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...6link_code=xm2
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The 6490 is certainly nice but the reason I don't want it is the small f-stop range, and lack of hotshoe for extra/external flash.

Can't fault it on anything else... I think they limit the cameras on purpose like that so you need to keep comming back for more...

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Nordic,
If you can spend about $600, look at the Canon G5 or Nikon 5700. If you have $400 more, the digital rebel/EOS 300D might satisfy your need of all kinds of f-stops. Keep in mind that digital cameras have a much higher depth of field than a regular 35mm at the same f-stop. I took some photos with F8 (digital) that would have been completely impossible even with F22 (35mm camera).
Not sure how much they are over there though...
Just continuing to be off topic :mrgreen:
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My kodak DC-4800 has an external flash hook-up. I didn't check the stats for the new one... Flashes are real good on all cameras now, why do you need external flashes? Mine even fires multiple times, for ambient light reflection and red-eye reduction!

I havn't tried the external flash port on my camera yet. It seems to take great photos no matter what the light conditions are. Smack that with some skilled photo editing and you never have a bad photo. I still use Paint Shop Pro 5, because it is one of the fastest art programs out there. and it does what I want.
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The DX-6490 has these features...

Aperture : f/2.8 - 8.0 (wide); f3.7 - 8.0 (tele)
Shutter speed : 16-1/1700 sec.
ISO equivalent : Automatic - (80 - 160); Selectable - 80/100/200/400/800
White balance : auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
Flash mode : automatic, fill, red-eye, off; external flash synch available

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US

I also use polarized lenses and limo tints for added depth to get cool 16 second exposures during full light. (Normally 16 second exposures in full light yield only white images.)
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Come on, I know you want it now...

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4 Fire-Belly Toads, 2 Fire-Belly Newts,
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I will have to see what they have, thanks for the link. Once my moss starts growing, I am going to cut down my watering so that there is less of a dank environment.

By the way, the best consumer cameras on the market have a CCD based on SLR style cameras...
http://www.canoneos.com/

Check out this sample high compressed image... 11.1 million pixels
56K warning, heck, Cable warning... this sucker is large!
CCDhttp://web.canon.jp/Imaging/EOS1DS/downloads/PortraitAL.JPG

The cheapest SLR CCD cannon camera I found...
http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Canon_Di...Rebel_EOS_300D
Holds up to a 2GB CF card... and the new IBM MicroDrive CF Cards
Takes normal camera lenses, and has external flash connectors.
Now if they only made these things so you can remove the digital part, and use it as a regular camera, we would be set. Even better, make it so that it can do digital and film at the same time...

Olympus uses Kodak technology...
http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/pres...30624-01.shtml
That is news to me also...
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I am getting impatient... where are the full shot photos?
Didn't you get a digital camera for christmas?
Were you a bad boy...

I think I am going to make my tank half full, because the container I use for the pond is not that great. Time to just do what I wanted to do in the first place, now that I have all the wood I wanted.

But first, I want to see your pictures, so I can steal your design!

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