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Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Thank you all that participated in the beta test for changes to the photo contest. Your inputs were valuable and I think will contribute to a much better contest in the future.

    As promised, all pics in the bata contest Gallery were deleted, and since that would screw up all the beta test links, I just went ahead and deleted all the test threads as well.

    Based on the poll results, I think what the next contest will look like is as follows:
    • All pictures will be entered in a contest catagory in the Gallery
    • The Gallery then will create a thumbnail of each entry and you can click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized picture
    • The full-sized picture or the thumbnail can be linked to the contest thread if the poster wishes, I'll include an easy way to do that.
    • Comments may be made either in the Gallery or in the contest thread.
    • The voting thread will include the poll and a thumbnail of each entry. These thumbnails will be clickable and will take you to the full-sized pictures.
    If there are any further comments or suggestions, feel free to post them here in this thread.

    Thanks again for your help,
  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Thanks Don. I appreciate your efforts.
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Thanks for the hard work, Don. Be looking forward to seeing how it comes out.:thumb:
  4. Stu McGee

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    What do you folks reccomend in digital cameras. There must be some favorites out there. After missing a bunch of opportunities in the last few weeks, because we can't find the family camera, last seen in New Hampshire or maybe Tuluum.
  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    It's about 4 years old but I am still very happy with it - Kodak DX4900, 4.0 mega pixels.
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Stu,
    Are you talking new or used? There's so much out there that it would be hard to recommend something. One also has to be careful. My first digital was a Vivitar 2.3 mp. It was fine for taking pictures, but I thought it was a bit slow and ate batteries like they were free. I finally bought an Olympus C5000 a few years ago and I couldn't believe how bad the Vivitar really was. The Olympus is about 20 times faster on boot-up, 10 times faster on recycle and a tiny battery pack lasts maybe 100 shots whereas the Vivitar used four AA cells that only lasted at best, 20 shots.

    I know there's some nice cameras selling new in the $300 range and that has more than the 5 mp of my Olympus but it has to be difficult to choose one. I'd just say go with a good brand name like Kodak or Olympus and stay away from the lesser ones regardless of how good a deal they may be.

    I just sold my Vivitar through "I sold it on ebay" for a miminum bid of $15, which tells you how popular it is. If I'm lucky I'll net $7 for it, but it's gone and I'm glad for that.:D :D
  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I have two. Kodak LS443 4.0 mp. Takes nice pics and has its own battery and a dock. Than...there's the HP 215. 1.5mps, takes OK pics, but eats up batteries like they were Chee-toes.