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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Re: Digital Cameras
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 18:25:36 -0700
One way to balance the camera without the use of a tripod is to steady it on
the back of a chair (while you are still holding on to the camera, however).
This helps eliminate the wiggle when the camera is held totally in the air.
You can use just about any stationary object . . . briefcase, tree stump (if
you are someplace other than a library), rock, hood of car . . . anything
that isn't going anyplace.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pam" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 1:48 PM
Subject: [TMG] Re: Digital Cameras
> I asked about digital cameras a while back because I needed one to take
> photos from the microfilm readers at my FHC since they had no film copier.
> My older Kodak (1 megapixel) didn't give clear photos. I would have liked
> to have gotten the Nikon 900 but couldn't afford the $700+ so I went with
> the Kodak 4800 which I got for $424 ($524 less $100 rebate). I am very
> pleased with the photos. There is a setting where I can view through the
> LCD screen rather than look through the viewfinder which I find very
> helpful in setting up the camera. I do get a little bit of distortion
> since the reader surface is slanted but that is minimal. I tend to take
> shot of the page and then put the entry in which I'm interested towards
> bottom of the reader and I can get it without any distortion there. I use
> macro setting and it has a sharpness setting which I use also. I have to
> real careful not to move--there's no convenient spot for a tripod. When my
> hands are steady, the pictures come out very clear and readable. It's
> definitely an option for those who do not have any other way of copying