Where to find a cheap digital camera? I want to sell some accumulated crapola on eBay, while keeping the overhead as low as possible. [more inside]
posted by ackptui
on Mar 11, 2005 -
Recently somebody broke into my car, took my camera equipment, and dumped it in the bushes. The stuff sat there for nearly two weeks before we found it this morning. Everything's there (or seems to be), but I'm worried: all five lenses are cloudy. They seem to have collected moisture inside. How can one effectively remove moisture from inside a camera lens?
Will time take care of it?
posted by jdroth
on Mar 6, 2005 -
DogCameraFilter - our somewhat newly adopted mostly Australian Cattle Dog is literally terrified of cameras - digital and cell phone. She'll run, shake, and avoid them at all costs. Any ideas why, and what we can do to assure her we just want to show her off to friends and preserve her cuteness for wallpapers and memories and the like? It's nearly impossible to get a photo of her where she doesn't look scared shitless. [more inside]
posted by tr33hggr
on Feb 13, 2005 -
I recently accidentally destroyed my Canon Powershot and now that I'm in the market for a new camera, I'm toying with the idea of upgrading to a more professional camera--an SLR(?)--perhaps the Canon Rebel. Are there any amateurs out there who made this move who can offer some advice? I know nothing about photography but I'd like to learn---and I have an audience for it (my website is photo heavy). Thanks!
posted by adrober
on Feb 9, 2005 -
If I'm planning on taking only simple black and white, or perhaps sepia, pictures, does the number of megapixels in a camera matter all that much
? I'm not planning on being the next Ansel Adams, btw.
posted by icontemplate
on Jan 27, 2005 -
What are the best camera settings to use when taking pictures at a concert in a small club? Mine always come out really blurry. Canon S45 digital camera, if that helps any (4mp).
posted by adampsyche
on Jan 25, 2005 -
how do you hack a digital camera and set the shutter speed yourself ?
posted by sgt.serenity
on Jan 4, 2005 -
What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?
posted by blueshammer
on Dec 5, 2004 -
As per this question
a couple of weeks ago, the insurance company paid up and I'm the owner of a brand new Canon 20D
. Unfortunately, the new camera didn't come wiht any database software like my old D60 did. Now I need a new way to keep track of all the photos. (MI)... [more inside]
posted by trbrts
on Nov 17, 2004 -
I've found a great deal on a Canon digital camera. Problem is the place I would buy it from resells surplus and salvage goods. Though this store backs up new purchases, will I have problems getting warranty service from the manufacturer 6 months down the line?
posted by SteveInMaine
on Oct 30, 2004 -
camera filter - i am looking for a cool little vintage or new standard (film) camera, an aluminum clad, small and nifty point and shoot... recommendations?
posted by specialk420
on Oct 15, 2004 -
I have an SCM eUSB Smartmedia card reader that I got with my Fuji MX-2900 camera a few years ago. I need to locate the Mac OS X driver for it. I had the driver installed on my laptop, but my laptop was stolen. I looked for the driver and contacted SCM directly, but the product is discontinued and not supported. Does anyone have the driver or know how to get it?
posted by neuroshred
on Oct 12, 2004 -
So my parents have offered to buy me a camera amongst other things for my 30th birthday. I'm looking for a compact camera with a zoom function for under £40.00. Any recommendations? If you can buy it at Argos, even better.
posted by feelinglistless
on Oct 7, 2004 -
What are some good books or web sites for getting started with digital video? What's a good low- to mid-range camera? (I've just started taking classes, and I've got a G5 with Apple's Production Suite
posted by kirkaracha
on Sep 7, 2004 -
PhotoPhilter: I'm in the process of getting ready to launch a new business based on a product that I manufacture. I've just realized that I need pictures of various products for web and possibly sales brochures. I know absolutely nothing about how to take good product pictures. Do any of our photo gurus have tips, websites, examples that they'd like to share? (more inside)
posted by dejah420
on Aug 17, 2004 -
My parents recently gave me $400 as a present, with the express condition that I use it to buy something (which means I can't save or invest it). Originally, they were going to get me an iPod, but I already have one. I'm thinking about a digital camera, so my question is: Does anyone have any suggestions for a good camera, or perhaps some other neat electronic gadget, in this price range?
posted by thewittyname
on Aug 16, 2004 -
Sensorfilter: my digital camera's media card door sensor thinks it's open, even when it's closed. Has anyone ever disabled one of these things? The door stays closed just fine, just the camera doesn't think so.
posted by britain
on Aug 12, 2004 -
So tonight I went to see The Bourne Supremecy, and after about 20 minutes, I had to run out of the theatre and throw up. More inside >> [more inside]
posted by Quartermass
on Jul 27, 2004 -
, with a jammed shutter release button. I hardly ever use film any more, but have a soft spot for the 35mm format and this camera in particular. It's been jammed for at least ten years. Repair, replace, or junk and move on?
posted by mwhybark
on Jul 27, 2004 -
Digital Cameras, again: So I got me a cute little camera
, based on the recommendations here
. But there's a serious lag time between when I press the button and the picture is taken, a half-second or so. That's not bad for portraits and landscape shots, but it's not OK for action shots. Is this typical for digital cameras, or should I take this one back and get another?
posted by MrMoonPie
on Jul 21, 2004 -
What should I look for in a Digital Camera? Is there any indication of what takes better pictures than another? I'm familiar with resolutions and megapixels... I don't know about things like lenses and A/D converters, and what other issues may exist. [more inside]
posted by weston
on Jul 7, 2004 -
I want a new digital camera. Nothing fancy: 2+ megapixels, 3X optical zoom, in the $200 neighborhood. The most important thing is size; I want something I can easily slip into my pocket. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie
on Jun 30, 2004 -
I'm considering buying a set of binoculars with built in Digital Camera. The Meade Capture View 1.3
has the features I think I want: Price < c$200; sd card expansion; 8-10 power; cheap & readily available batteries; at 1.3mp, better than vga resolution. i'm also considering the 2mp version. Pentax, Bushnell
are some other makers.
Anyone who has used these have any thoughts on "must have" or "avoid at all costs" features or manufactures? General recommendation?
posted by Mitheral
on Jun 24, 2004 -
Does anyone know of a good place to take a broken SLR camera to be fixed in NYC? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Jun 2, 2004 -
I'm helping my mother buy a digital camera for her extended trip to Thailand and have exhausted dpreview.com and the various other review sites. I need real-people recommendations: she wants something with decent resolution (at least 3 mp; I hope for 4 or better); under $300 hopefully; decent battery life (we tried a Nikon Coolpix but the batteries didn't last long enough - the Canon Powershot s50 batteries lasted for 200 shots and lots of flash, but the camera is just out of her price range); compact flash, since I have a number of cards for her, and ease of use. And it has to work with an older iMac with os9. Any ideas?
posted by luriete
on May 11, 2004 -
There's a dust bunny under the camera lens on my Palm Zire 71, which has been making my pictures rather annoyingly diffuse. It's out of warranty, so repairs will cost at least as much as I estimate this thing's resale value to be in its current condition. Should I bite the financial bullet and send it in for servicing
, cut my losses and sell it as damaged goods
, or throw caution to the wind, grab my geek toolkit, and attempt my own repairs
posted by brownpau
on Apr 23, 2004 -
MacAskMe: Two Mac related questions. The first regards Mac compatible security camera solutions; the second involves changing the color of the cursor/pointer in OS X. [more mac mumbojumbo inside] [more inside]
posted by anathema
on Apr 13, 2004 -
I'm thinking of buying the new Nikon D70 digital, Nikons answer to the Canon Rebel. What lens should I get? I want to do travel photography big landscapes, nature, and occasional cultural/people shots. Someone mentioned this 17-35mm
as very good but is that the best for this kind of photography?
posted by stbalbach
on Apr 1, 2004 -
For an amateur photographer who is interested in documentary style photography, what are some "must have" lenses? I've got a tamron 28-105mm fixed 2.8 which rocks the masses. I'm looking to add one or two more lenses in the next year.
posted by inviolable
on Mar 16, 2004 -
I have a Fujifilm FinePix 2650 digital camera which, although a great camera, has the crappiest image-access software. Instead when I bought it I just used XP's camera wizard, which worked great. Since I went to XP-SP1 it recognizes the camera as a USB drive, not a camera. Trying to use camera setup wizard gives a "no camera detected." So I can get the images as they're JPEG files, but the auto-naming and features of camera wizard are unavailable. Anyone else have camera-detection problems on XP-SP1? Is there a workaround? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Mar 6, 2004 -
Video Camera help. I'm trying to help pick out some low end professional quality video cameras for a local low budget cable station and was looking for some recommendations. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Feb 28, 2004 -
University student on a budget looking to buy a new digital camera. Looking at the Canon G5 or Sony V1 right now, but wondering if I'm overlooking others. Also questions about ordering from the US to Canada with duties and taxes (more) [more inside]
posted by sinical
on Feb 22, 2004 -
Has anybody ever tried the flash cards that are "designed" for cameras? They claim to have faster write speeds. I can't help thinking the bus would be a bigger bottleneck than the speed of the card, but I keep seeing them and can't tell if it's just marketing hype or if the extra spend is worth it.
posted by willnot
on Jan 31, 2004 -
Inspired by this
thread, I'd like to get into Digital photography. I need a camera first ... recommendations? [Details inside] [more inside]
posted by bonaldi
on Jan 20, 2004 -
I recently purchased an old Zenit E SLR camera, and when it arrived, there was a roll of film still inside, a finished one. I would like to get it developed, but the places I've went so far know nothing of the film and won't develop it since they don't want to ruin it. The markings on it are Pat 36, ORWO COLOR, and what appears to be UK 18. The most information I've been able to find is on this page
. If someone could shed some light on how I might be able to provide the information to help me get this developed, I'd appreciate it.
posted by angry modem
on Jan 14, 2004 -
i have a pentax ME super
and about a dozen lenses for it. however, it has the defective gasket. since most of the ME supers around have the defective gasket, i'd rather replace it with a fully manual
SLR that does not run the risk of a defective part.
i know that sears sold a SLR that fit the same lenses, but i'm having trouble tracking down the name, body style, &c. anyone know? or have suggestions of another camera which will take my lenses? or know a good used camera dealer in or around chicago, illinois?
posted by crush-onastick
on Dec 15, 2003 -
What's the best digital camera in the $200-$300 range? Picture quality is the most important criteria for me, compactness #2. I have a lot of experience with traditional SLR photography and hate to not use my Nikon, but the quality /price ratio for digicams is finally getting reasonable (and the price of film development is getting worse by the day). Any advice would be much appreciated.
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Dec 9, 2003 -
I was thinking of getting into video editing and production. I want to do it on the PC because I can get the equipment cheaper, and I want to do it at minimal cost but professional quality. I am looking at Adobe Premiere for video editing. My biggest question, though, is what camera should I get? I was looking at the Canon XL1S, but I also saw an ad in Wired for a JVC GR-HD1... which is better and why? Or is there another alternative camera I should get?
posted by banished
on Dec 9, 2003 -