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Digital Photo Resolution

What digital photo resolution do you recommend?

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Larry Lyke

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My reason for not buying the really nice camera that I wanted for about $720 was that I feel that I do need a truly utilitarian camera, that should it suffer a bad incident, I'd drop it in the trash can and stop at the next camera store and replace it.

Add to that the fact that documentary photography in appraising has low resolution requirements. a la mode, for instance, makes you "down-grade" the photos in order for them to fit their "sense of bite", sensible I do believe. A single photo of 1KB is pretty hard to transmit, too.

Plus, like somebody has already said above, some of the Clients -- some biggies -- don't have the capacity to accept a file bigger than 2MB, Adobe or otherwise. I've got the very best of high speed computer equipment and DSL, and I've had two transmission problems to Clients since January 1. They've admitted their capacity is kind of old-fashioned and being stingy with the upgrade. Well, I'd like to say, 'Call the Dell Dude before he goes off and gets a real job'...

BACK TO LEON'S POINT in wanting a "real" wide-angle lens:

When I'm faced with a short backyard, I shoot the house from both ends, at what I'd call 45-60 degrees. Then I use the prettiest photos in the Subject Photo Page and put the other one on an Extra Page, all by itself perhaps or along with a couple of interior or exterior photos of interest that I may have taken.
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Leon....both are good, I think I like the 210 a little bit better. Either one would serve you well. Both use a flash compact disk card. If you decide on a DC 210 look for a 210 plus. You can still get a DC 215 new on Ebay and it will have a warranty. The 215 is just a little smaller than the 210.
 

TC

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Pennsylvania
Best Buy sells a wide angle screw on lens for the Sony Mavica for about 60 bucks. Well worth the money.

TC
 
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