Digital Cameras

Warwick Silvester w.silvester at WAIKATO.AC.NZ
Wed Mar 18 01:03:36 EST 1998

>>Our department is interested in purchasing a digital camera for
>>photographing plants in the field.
>I'm puzzled.  Why?  At the moment you'll get far superior quality, color and
>detail  from conventional Kodachrome/Kodacolor at lower price.  What's the

Yes I would agree, we have found that taking a decent colour print and
scanning it gives a far better digital image than any  digital camera  we
have tried.  But also try putting plant material straight onto your scanner
using a blackened or whitened aquarium as a background  and you can get
quite stunning digital images.

Warwick Silvester

Warwick Silvester                      Ph.(07) 838 4613  and voicemail
Dept of Biological Sciences             Fax(07) 838 4324
University of Waikato                     Email w.silvester at
Hamilton, New Zealand

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