[Ansteorra] suitable camera for taking pictures inside a museum
istvan at micahtek.com
Wed Mar 17 16:25:21 PST 2004
Not only that, but check whether the museum even allows cameras! I was
planning on visiting the Kimball Museum for the Painted Prayers
exhibit, and then found out (via their website) that cameras were not
allowed! I cancelled my trip. :-(
On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Audette des Grenouilles wrote:
> When you go to some of the museums, check first if they allow tripods. Most of
> the ones in the New York area don't.
> Margaret Mitchell <mirrim at moritu.net> said:
> :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?
> :> -Xanthe
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