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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:30 pm

Hi folks,

I have joined the digital brigade. My family presented me with a digital camera for my recent 70th birthday. It's perfect for my needs, ie small enough to fit into a shirt pocket yet produce reasonable pictures. It's a Lumix Panasonic DMC-FX07 for the technical minded, 7.2 megapixels, 3.6 zoom, takes still and video pics. Haven't come to terms with all it's capabilities yet.

Last night I sat it on a tripod and too several shots of the eclipse at various settings. This one was 15 seconds. Not too bad for something as far away as the moon.

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Postby Grover1 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:02 am

Kevin ...

Much luck ... and much fun ... with the camera ...

I can remember begging ... begging my parents for a Kodak Instamatic camera for my graduation present from 8th grade .. I believe it had a retail value of 11.99 ... It used flash cubes and elimanated the need to load film by unwrapping and installing. Instead you dropped in a film cartridge.

Last year, before Nova Scotia, I bought a new camera where as much as any other feature, at my age and my eyesight, I spent a few dollars more for the camera with a larger viewing window ... the retail was not 11.99 ...

I cannot wait to see the next batch!
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Postby Hersh » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:32 pm

Learning this new camera will be a great experience for you, I'm sure, Kevin. Congratulations !!
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:54 pm

It's going to be fun, that's for sure. Like you Hersh, I remember my very first camera, it was a box brownie. I used to ride all over Canberra in the 40's taking shots of buildings etc. I still have most of those photos and surprisingly, they scan and print very clearly even at higher resolutions.

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