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rexnet (1271) Member since: 11/21/2000
I have been interested in photography for some thirty five years. My choice of format was 35mm and nature and macro photography. I took 3 college courses on photography and immersed myself in macro photography . Then in 1992 I purchased a Canon XapShot RC-250, a still video capture camera and I was hooked, THE CANON XAPSHOT was Before the advent of digital photography, an analog still video cameras made by Canon were capable of storing 50 individually erasable images on 2-inch removable video disks. Images were viewed by connecting the camera's video output to a television's video input via an AC coupling device. The Xapshot photos could be digitized and imported into a PC by connecting the camera's video output to a video capture device. Images, while adequate for some applications, are not nearly of the same quality as those produced by modern digital cameras. Then in 1996 real digital cameras begin to arrive and my ties to film cameras were broken, my first was a Kodak DC40 digital camera, followed 2 months later by a Epson 500, then an Olympus 200, an Olympus 220, an Olympus 450Z an Olympus 500, Olympus 600, a Nikon 950 , a Nikon 990,a Olympus CP2100UZ, and now a Olympus E-10, to say I became obsessed on digital photography is an understatement. The digital camera has a big advantage over film cameras, it has instant feedback and if you don't like it you can erase it, while your subject is still in view, experiment with different views. Actually see what works and what doesn't work and instantly learn from your mistakes without purchasing film and film processing. Iíve also learned that itís not necessarily the camera but the eye of the photographer that makes the difference between and snapshot and a photo. Thanks to sites like photoblink.com the internet has allowed us to show, discuss, share and learn what we can expect from the future of photography.