Disposible Camera in France

May 16th, 2007, 05:21 PM
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I have a really nice digital camera, but I do not take it to Europe with me. I would loose it or drop it for sure, so I take a throw-away... no worries at all. All my photos come out great. No one believes they come from a $6.00 throw-away camera.
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May 16th, 2007, 05:41 PM
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Now, just a minute.

If you make such great pictures with a piece'o'crap camera, why did you spend any more than $6?

And if you're afraid of losing or breaking your high-end digital, how can you ever take it out of the box?
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May 16th, 2007, 05:59 PM
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Yes, I did get it out of the box and I didn't even drop it. But my last digital camera is probably still scattered all over a street in Cozumel. I dropped it as I got out of a taxi.

I use the digital at home for pics for Ebay and I take tons of pictures of my dogs which I store on a disc.

The $6.00 cameras that I use take good pictures. The throw-away can get dropped and I don't care. I don't enter my photos in any contest, so I'm happy with the results.

But, Robespierre if you never drop or loose your digital or you just don't mind loosing $500 or $600, take your digital. Who wants to see your pictures anyway.
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May 16th, 2007, 06:33 PM
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Personally I would not be happy with the pictures taken with a disposible camera.

On my first two trips I took my 35mm film camera and got some really good shots. The camera and all the film and stuff are heavy and difficult to handle when traveling.

On my last four trips I took a digital camera and would not consider using film again. They are easy to use, take reat pictures and you can zoom that you can't do with a disposable camera and that allows you to frame your picture much easier. Digital Cameras are not all that expensive. You can get a good one for you trip for a $100 or maybe even less. With digital you can have nice enlarged prints made at places like Sam's Club at a reasonable cost and quickly. With digital you can also do croping and editing the photo on your computer. Sorry, but film is history for me.
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May 16th, 2007, 06:42 PM
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"I dropped it as I got out of a taxi."

Well, that's just plain careless. But spending more than $40 for an eBay camera is pointless. Any 640x480 Polaroid from Walgreen's is more than adequate.

But you haven't addressed my question: if your $6 camera makes such great pictures, why invest in anything else?

p.s. I won't say what I think about your burgeoning collection of dog pictures. Suffice it to say that I probably wouldn't want to see more than one or two of them (if that).

p.p.s. Look up the difference between l-o-s-e and l-o-o-s-e.
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May 16th, 2007, 06:56 PM
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I am careless. I can tell that you've never done anything wrong in your life.

How does it feel to be so perfect?

And I can spend whatever amount of money I want on a throw-away or digital camera. It's my decision what kind I will take on trips. Do whatever you want because I don't give a flying ***
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May 16th, 2007, 07:01 PM
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I'm still confused. Why bother spending a lot of money on a camera if you can make outstanding pictures with a piece of crap? I'm trying to understand this.
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May 16th, 2007, 07:02 PM
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Robespierre,
I'm new to this site and everyone has been extremely helpful with answering my questions. Why do you have a sarcastic tone? Or should I ask, why be on the board if people questions/comments annoy you?

I'm not trying to be mean, just trying to understand where you are coming from as your comments don't fit the overall tone of this board (in my opinion)
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May 16th, 2007, 07:16 PM
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I use the digital at home for lots of reasons-it's convenient, I can print only the ones I like, I can edit, I can save them on discs.

My travel photos are of no interest to anyone but myself, so the quality is good enough. I don't bore everyone I know by showing them my "PERFECT" pictures taken with a digital.

You may find you have more friends if you should follow that rule and quit worrying about the perfect picture. Nobody cares.
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May 16th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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I would have to admit that I have also taken some absolutely perfect pictures in the past with a disposable camera and was also able to enlarge them. But when that happens, it is a complete fluke.
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May 17th, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Just had mine developed and they're fine...except for night pictures which are dark.
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May 17th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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It's a crapshoot. You got lucky.

Mazal tov!
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