Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/07/29

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Need digital camera help and advice, semi-urgently!
From: kennybod at (Kenneth Frazier)
Date: Sat Jul 29 05:57:00 2006


I've been asked to help prepare and lead a "creativity workshop"  
later this fall, and I have to have the proposal in by August 4.

I've done one of these, using my PowerBook G4, a Nikon Coolpix 4300,  
and a Canon IP 1600 printer, and it went fairly well.  The  
pariticpant had to use the altered photo, printed on transparency  
material, as the basis for their work....they could paint on it, cut  
it, whatever.

However, getting the photo of the workshop participant altered and  
printed was not timely, IMO.

So, since I've been thinking about springing for a decent DSLR  
(gasp!), I want to know if it is possible to hook the camera directly  
to the PowerBook, set up an Automator script, and print as soon as  
the photo is captured.

And, what good DSLR will allow me to do this?  And, in a reasonable  
price range? ($450.00 -$550.00 USD)   I know that the "older" Pentax  
models are coming down in price as the new models are being released.


The Rev. Kenneth Frazier
Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ
Current Leica Photography (PESO):

Current Medium Format Photos:

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