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Here are the cameras and equipment that helped take these photos.



























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This is my new Minolta Dimage A1. The flagship camera of Minolta. It is a 5.2 megapixel progressive SLR camera. It will allow me to take pictures that the Kodak camera just wouldnt let me to. It has a broad range of manual and auto settings. Just about every setting can be control manually. It has a SUPER NICE zoom, Compact Flash memory also...(which was a selling point to me, since I have lots of CF cards and My IPAQ 2215 PDA has a CF slot). This camera has way to many features to list on this page....(other websites list over 10+ pages of info about this camera)...so I will just add a link to a site that has all the info and some reviews on this camera.

MSRP $1,199

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Here is the A1 shown with the optional Battery Pack.

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Front view

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Side lens controls.

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The manual zoom lens.

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Top view.

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Back LCD view.

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The LCD screen can be adjusted for differnt vantage point viewing.

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Here is a view of the top LCD camera info screen.

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Here is the top LCD screen again, but backlighted.

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This is the lens hood when its attached to the camera.

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Here is my Kodak DC240. It is a 1.3 megapixel camera, with compact flash memory. It was my first digital camera.  I have captured around 3600 photos on it. And it still works great! I upgraded from the 8MB flash card to a 128MB flash card. It is a simple point and shoot camera with very limited manual controls.

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Here is my Velbon CX-690 Deluxe Heavy-Duty Photographic/Video Tripod. I have nothing but good things to say about this tripod. I might opt for a smaller one for field use later. (This one is rather large). But it will fold down to around 24". It is rock steady, and has a ton of features!

  • Heavy-duty 3-section 27-millimeter tubular aluminum legs
  • Large 3-way pan head with left-positioned sure-grip pan/tilt control handle allows easy access to camera controls
  • Right-tilting camera platform allows 35mm cameras vertical as well as horizontal composition with more secure seating for heavier cameras
  • Pan head incorporates a large bidirectional quick-release camera platform with retractable camcorder alignment pin
  • Leveling bubble is mounted on the tripod body for more precise tripod leveling
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    A picture of the Raynox DCR-1800 telephoto lens. (1.8X)

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    The Raynox DCR-1540Pro Telephoto lens (1.58X)

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    The Raynox DCR-FE180 Pro Fish-Eye (full frame) Lens.

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    Here is the DCR-250 Raynox Super Macro Lens.

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