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Old 01-03-2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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I highly recommend getting one with optical image stabilization. It really works to eliminate blurry pics, especially in low light. You can use your old memory card as long as the new camera accepts the same type of cards eg. sd, xd, compact flash. You'll probably want a new one, too because you'll most likely get at least a 5 or 6 megapixel camera and those pics take up more room. Andy is right - buy online. You'll save the tax in many instances and it's often much less expensive. Buy.com and Amazon.com are both reputable and reliable. Go to the stores to touch them and try them but then order online. He's also right about the brands. I would also add Fuji as a good brand to look into. But I'm clearly partial to Canon.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:49 PM   #12
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Wow! Looking forward to seeing you post some great photos, FM!

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Old 01-03-2008, 08:53 PM   #13
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Thanks, ya'll. I know zip about real photography. I've always had a little point and shoot digital camera without a lot of manual controls. Thank goodness, this new one has "Auto" settings! But it will do all sorts of stuff that I'm trying to learn. So far, only my cats are willing to let me practice for more than a few minutes!
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:06 PM   #14
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Thanks, ya'll. I know zip about real photography. I've always had a little point and shoot digital camera without a lot of manual controls. Thank goodness, this new one has "Auto" settings! But it will do all sorts of stuff that I'm trying to learn. So far, only my cats are willing to let me practice for more than a few minutes!
Aren't cats so wonderfully cooperative until you flash them one time too many.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:09 PM   #15
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Aren't cats so wonderfully cooperative until you flash them one time too many.
I discovered this. They were pretty happy to let me take all the pics I wanted during the daytime while they were lounging on my bed in the sun. But they disappeared about the third flash in the night time pics. (Quite a feat for the really big one.)
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #16
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Well, this is my "kitty cat Jones town" notice the cooperation of sleeping cats with no flash.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:31 PM   #17
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Oh, Calli. I'm in love!!!!! Names please. I count 7, yes? Love it!
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:39 PM   #18
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Yes, my friend, 7 in the picture. From left to right (back row) ~ Snuggled on the pillow is Maggie. She's the mama. Then there's TV (he likes to watch the TV), DiMera, Cali (the light gray calico), and Charlie. Second row is Bitty Girl and Boogity Boogity Boogity (the big black one). Boog is the one with his eye open and loves to explore outside. When I drive up he leads me to the house.

Missing there is Princess Sephy. She's a skinny little thing who likes her privacy, like most princesses. :)
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:44 PM   #19
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You'll like this one too, Katie. This is TV in the tree.

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Old 01-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #20
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OMG, they are a gorgeous bunch! And your little guy in the tree - that's my idea of the perfect Christmas present!
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