[Ansteorra] suitable camera for taking pictures inside a museum

Margaret Mitchell mirrim at moritu.net
Wed Mar 17 05:06:03 PST 2004

As Bors said, get a tripod.  It's invaluble for getting good pictures in 
low-light situations.  The higher the film speed the better, 400 or 800 
ASA (anything higher is a hassle at airports).  I took many pictures in 
museums in Europe with a Canon AE-1 programmable.  If possible, get a 
camera quick and go to a local museum to "practice". Develop the film 
and see how you did.  You'll learn alot.  A good digital camera is 
another good idea, but more expensive.


P.S.  Put the camera and film in your carry-on luggage if you're flying. 
  The xray machines for checked luggage will ruin film, new or used. 
The less powerful machines for carry-on luggage won't hurt it.

rachel luce wrote:
> Greetings to th list-
>     So, I'm going to NYC in two weeks and plan on spending most of that time inside various museums and art galleries. I was having a camera and film discussion with my soon to be dead significant other about what camera would enable me to task good pictures of various objects behind glass display cases. Keep in mind that no flashes are allowed. The upshot of an utterly useless conversation was that he couldn't recommend a camera to me for various reasons the main one being that he felt one should try out a camera before purchase to see How its going to operate, how the shutters feel, where the astrological sign were in the sky when that particular camera was manufactured, etc. 
>          I also got an hour long lecture on shutters versus shutter speed, resolution and lenses, type of camera (digital vs. film) and all the weakness of the types. Did I mention he's a photo hobbyist. Did I mention that I considered reaching through the phone an pulling his heart out? My mother owns an Olympus stylus zoom 70 that she said I could borrow. Will this hack it? If it won't what do I need to looking for so that I can take good photos while I've got the opportunity to see this stuff?
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