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#1

Hey guys,

Has anyone had any experience with photographing jewelry with a
digital camera to broker on the net? I am looking at the computer
catalogs and see that they come in a variety of prices and types.
Any suggestions? Sally from “The trees are beginning to bud in the
Beautiful Bluegrass”


#2

We use a macro lens. The pictures are pretty good… Hope this
helps. Ann –

Ann Sandler-Bragg V.P.
World Wide Imports
Divn. of Imex International
9974 Scripps Ranch Blvd. Suite 295
San Diego, Ca 92131
Phone & Fax: 619-271-7667

URL:http://yourmessage.com/worldwide.htm


#3
Has anyone had any experience with photographing jewelry with a
digital camera to broker on the net?  I am looking at the computer
catalogs and see that they come in a variety of prices and types. 
Any suggestions?  Sally from "The trees are beginning to bud in the
Beautiful Bluegrass"

Sally,

Check the Orchid archives for Dec '97 and Jan '98. There were a
bunch of posts on digital cameras then.

Nancy


#4
  photographing jewelry with a digital camera to broker on the
net 

Jazzy if possible save spending your hard earned money and use
elsewhere in your concept… use a friends digital camera if you
must for ease, but don’t plan on heart thumping representations of
the work…or even better use slides and scan the photos.
Digital camera quality and price will dramatically change in the
next 2/3 years.

eric


#5

Hi Sally: CDW is a large computer co. that carries a lot of
computer cameras, I have an Epson 500 and of course they came out
with the 600 a week later and that is the way it will go for the
next few years. For the Money Kodak 210 Brand New model sounds
great for jewelry from all te specs. Shop around and then call CDW
they will beat your price if its reasonable. They are at
http://www.CDW.com but they send a great catalogue every month by
snail mail . Consumer rated one of the AFGA’s as their pic. but for
jewelry Kodak seems the way to go unless you can afford one from
Gesswein for about 3,000. TTYS Chris http://www.tace.com/glitters


#6

After waiting for a few years to see if the technology would
improve, and the price drop to a range I thought acceptable I
finally popped for a digital camera this year, a Sony Malvica. It
is not as good as a film camera by any means but it is easy and
simple and (particularly for web applications) I think I can
recommend it.The resolution is not the best of all possible
cameras in the price range, as it tops out at 800x600
resolution,but when viewed on a monitor it is not as bad as you’d
think. The reason I went with this camera is that firstly,it uses
regular floppies to store images, and secondly it requires no
proprietary software to get the images into your computer, just
pop out the floppy and insert it into your diskdrive, and there
you are,that is pretty painless. You will never get what could be
thought of as ‘show quality’ images from this type of machine, but
they are easy to use, and you get instant gratification by viewing
the image as soon as you have shot it, so you can easily see the
mistakes you made, and correct them in subsequent shots.and you
have no overhead for film and processing. We use the photos in the
store.They are a growing catalog of pieces to show customers, and
as importantly, when the piece sells it is painless to import a
copy of the image to the appraisal form. All in all, despite it’s
limitations in resolution and other small annoyances, I am
reasonably glad I bought it and am happier having it to use now,
rather than waiting another couple of years to get a more mature
technology… Let’s face it ,I realized the camera was obsolete the
moment I opened the box. Because of the speed the technology is
evolving,there will always be newer and better items out there in
the marketplace, but for an interrem unit, it will do useful work
for us till the ultimate digital camera comes along, the one that
takes perfect pictures, can pick the kids up from school, never
needs winding, and costs less than a pack of gum…Till then, I
have something I can use.