My digital work is shared between a host of cameras at present.  When I absolutely need to capture good images I use a Kodak DCS Pro 14n.  This professional grade camera is built on a magnesium chassis.  It records 13.7 mega pixel images though Nikon lenses.  My second or "backup" Digital SLR is a Nikon D70 .  With these two cameras I have the equipment to shoot good photos, now if I can just build the skills to match my equipments capabilities.

     To light the way for my images my main flashes are a Nikon SB-800 and a pair of SB-600 Speedlights.  The ability to marry these flashes through the Nikon Creative Lighting System give me the ability to light a subject to near studio quality.  I also use several basic photoelectric pickup slave flashes to light large areas in less than optimum conditions.

KODAK DCS PRO 14N

     

 

NIKON D70

   

     

  6.1 effective megapixels.    New Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor for 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images

  New advanced digital image processor to optimize image quality, control auto white balance, auto tone and color control

  Accurate white balance regardless of lighting conditions achieved by Nikon's acclaimed 3D Color Matrix Metering with the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor

  Continuous shooting at 3 frames per second for a continuous burst of 144 pictures when using JPEG NORMAL

  Immediate power-up has the D70 ready to take pictures before your finger can reach the shutter button

  High performance System LSI uses next-generation programming to greatly increase the speed of all processing and writing operations

  High-speed, high-precision 5-area AF system.    Maximum shutter speed of 1/8,000 sec. for full creative control

  Seven new automated Digital Vari-Program selections including Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, and Night Landscape.

  New generation color reproduction system offers a choice of three color modes

  New JPEG and NEF Combination Filing System enables simultaneous recording of NEF (RAW) and JPEG data for the same shot.

  Large LCD monitor with user-friendly menus

  New AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED zoom lens designed to deliver high performance and outstanding value as a perfect match for the D70

  Built-in auto pop-up flash features exclusive i-TTL flash control, fast 1/500 sec. flash sync shutter speed, and supports Nikon's Creative Lighting System

 

POINT & SHOOT DIGITALS

   As good as the digital SLR's shoot, sometimes they are just too much to throw in a backpack, the windshield bag of the motorcycle or the back seat of the truck.  For these times I have three point and shoot digitals.  A Lumix LS 70 a Lumix LZ3 and a Nikon 7600 along with an ancient Nikon 4300.  All of these cameras will record images in either jpeg or uncompressed tiff images. 

    The Lumix cameras seem pretty tough and reliable thus far.  I don't like the images when the image stabilizer is turned on.  The detail washes away to nothing with this feature.  The large displays are nice.  The Nikon 7600 is very new and have not had time to really abuse it yet.  The Nikon 4300 has been around for years and I have done everything possible to destroy it to no avail.  For a plastic point and shoot it gives a very decent image and has taken enough abuse to kill most cameras.

LUMIX LZ3

   

   

LUMIX LS70

   

Lowest Shutter Speed 8 Fastest Shutter Speed 2000 Screen Size 2 in Screen Resolution 86,000 Screen Type LCD Maximum ISO 3200 Widest Focal Length 5 mm Longest Focal Length 17 mm Maximum Aperture f/2.8 Zoom 3 Video Resolution Up to 848x480 Video Frames per second 30 Battery Two AA batteries Battery Life Approx. 250 shots Width 3.7 in Height 2.4 in Depth 1.2 in Weight 4.8 oz

 

NIKON 7600

   

 

NIKON 4300

    

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