[Ansteorra] suitable camera for taking pictures inside a museum

Chris Zakes moondrgn at austin.rr.com
Wed Mar 17 13:54:36 PST 2004

At 07:56 PM 3/16/04 -0800, you 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?

We've got a Nikon Coolpix 2500 digital camera that we bought for our trip
to England last summer. Very nice camera, it even has a "museum" setting
that gets good quality pictures in room light with no flash.

FWIW, as of last summer, both the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of
Art allowed photography. We didn't go to any other museums, so I don't know
what their policies might be (but I bet you could find out on their websites.)

	-Tivar Moondragon

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