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EH.R: Digital cameras for archival research
I am currently using a digital camera for research purposes; and have found it a great advance over all other methods. I use a Canon SD600, with a 2g memory card. I make a point of carrying an extra battery & memory card with me (but have never been so lucky as to fill an entire memory card in a day!) I simply photograph the material that I want, without tripod or any other equipment. Although everyone's suggestions seem prudent, the quality of my images is at least as high as if I had xeroxed them (not to mention cheaper & lighter.) My concern has been to keep the images catalogued, as I am shooting them. I bring a handheld with folding keyboard with me to do so. - Whether that is necessary depends on the nature of your sources. Gail Triner >