Digital Cameras

David W. Kramer kramer.8 at OSU.EDU
Wed Mar 18 09:24:06 EST 1998

I will have more experience to report after this summer when we use digital
cameras in a teachers' workshop in plant biology.  However, I have heard
this discussed on several listserves and the consensus was to use
conventional photography in the field because 1) most people already own a
good conventional camera anyway, 2) there is greater control over depth of
field, focus, lighting, etc., 3) you can later digitize a photo slide or
print on a scanner (prices coming down rapidly), and 4) you can use the
slide or print for conventional presentations, publications, etc.  I'm sure
others will have good arguments for the digital camera!
David Kramer

>        Plant-ed Netters-
>        Our department is interested in purchasing a digital camera for
>photographing plants in the field. Since many structures are fairly small,
>it would need to have a macro lens capability. Has anybody had experience
>with using this equipment for this purpose? Do you have any
>recommendations (buy/don't buy)? Thanks for your help!!
>Mike Snow
>Department of Biology
>University of Portland
>Portland, OR 97203

Dr. David W. Kramer
Department of Plant Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906-1547
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