digital defeat- back to a 35 mm-advise on which one..

cheerpeopleOctober 12, 2005

I tried and failed.

Spent probably 5 hours with a manual, the camera, my computer, or tech support and just couldn't make a go of it. The pics will not go onto my mac. even tho they are supposed to be compatible. Without that perk- what's the point? I can't say the pic quality of the fuji 4.1mp A345 is better than my recently broken basic 35mm. I would say it's pokey to take the shot- before the subject has moved or the wind has blown the flower into a blur.

Looking for advise on a very affordable point and shoot 35mm. Most of my pics are garden pics, kids, horses, santa....

I have to get one before an event this weekend.

One site had olympus stylus zoom and olympus stylus epic with a 4/5 star rating.

Any thoughts?

I'm not into all that manual setting stuff- I've even been to a photography class. It's just not me but... I do want a most excellent pic. Maybe I'll reconsider the digital when we've upgraded teh computer next year.

in the meantime what do you suggest for the $150 or less budget?


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JoanofPa(z6 Pa)

Am I supposed to see a pic to go with music?

Try my Minolta Zoom 160C and you won't give it up ever!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 7:05AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Well, what do you know...another one with the same music...and Masterpirate has posted on this one too! Hmmm!

Karen, I tried a Fuji when my diggie camera broke down. But I'm not sure I'd recommend it--I'll have to review the pix I printed from it.


    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 9:59AM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I predict that the pirate will have been made to walk the plank within 24 hours ;)

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 11:44AM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Sorry that the digital isn't working out for you, Karen. It looks like you got yourself a camera with fairly so-so image quality anyway, there are certainly better point-and-shoot digitals in that price range. I'd suggest looking at a Canon Powershot, which has good image quality in auto mode and a good macro for flowers. Or possible a Sony Cybershot which has a good lens, although they seem a bit pricy to me.

I can't really help with the Mac, but I'm surprised it doesn't just plug in the back and go. Possibly it is quite an old one and doesn't have the latest drivers.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 11:48AM
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I apologise for the music.
I don't have speakers to hear it at home when I posted but here at work to my surprise it has music;-0
I'm not that talented. Not sure how I got music on my post- but sorry.
Thx for your advise tho.

thx rebecca for the volume control! Nice carion flower pic the other day too!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 12:25PM
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Try It's a pretty good website for viewing comments/reviews on various digital cameras. You can pull up reviews by brand & model, even older ones. If you're looking for 35-mm point and shoot, the Olympus suggested above is good (I still have my old one), and Nikon is also a good choice.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 4:40PM
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SandL(6a KS)

Aside from the drunkan sailer song . . . I would recommend Canon's Rebel G. I used to have one until my hubby upgraded me to the digital version. I'm still figuring out the digital, but LOVED the 35 mm.


    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 11:58PM
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I wanted to thank you all for your suggestions.
Since I needed the camera for the weekend I had to limit myself to small town availability.
They had ONLY 4 35 mm choices at walmart and none at all at Staples. I chose a cannon.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 9:58PM
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I'm wondering if the problem could be with your computer. I've no experience with MAC. With my PC, all I do is plug in and download. Three different cameras and no problem what-so-ever. Canon, Sony, Nikon. And I am sooooo far from being computer savvy.


    Bookmark   October 15, 2005 at 6:00PM
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