Re: digital cameras
At 14:45 15/05/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Original Poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-jpl.nasa.gov>
>I'm looking for a digital camera that is suitable for "open flash" kinds of
>exposures, or at least one that has reasonable synchronization between the
>push of the button (preferably electronic) and when the exposure gets made.
>I want to take pictures of sparks (like Jacob's ladder and tesla coils) and
>high speed phenomena using a spark gap light source: Work in the dark, open
>the shutter, fire the flash, close the shutter.
I suspect you are out of luck, or simply asking the question a few years
too early ;-)
I don't think you will get anything worthwhile from the current range of
digital cameras. I have an Olympuc C1400L which is a good camera, but
lousy for TC photos !!!
Use my dad's old Nikon for all of the spark photos. The digital is good
for all of the "still life" stuff.