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Old Jun 23, 2006, 3:13 PM   #1
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Our college is moving to digital images for class presentations, etc. My department does most of the copy stand work for this, and we want to buy a good quality digital SLR camera.

The images that we copy vary greatly in size, and color rendition is critical. We also occasionally use the camera "free-hand" for items in our Special Collections which can not be moved.

I am currently looking at either the Canon EOS 5D, or the Nikon D200.

Any thoughts? Other suggestions?

Would a zoom lens be practical for the stand in order to give us the flexibility for other projects?

All input is appreciated. Thanks.

Rita M.
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Old Jun 23, 2006, 4:10 PM   #2
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The D200 should be more than good enough, the type of lens you use is probably more important. Zoom will give you more flexibility, but a lens with Macro feature might be more important, depending on your subject. Keep the minimum focusing distance of the lens in mind. Some zooms have really bad (minimum 5 ft) that probably won't work for you.

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