Digital Camera Dilema

Niklas Wahlberg Niklas.Wahlberg at
Thu Sep 27 03:47:21 EDT 2001

I've been using a Minolta Dimage 2330 Zoom (looks like a pitiful pocket 
camera!) to take pictures of all my Phyciodes voucher specimens. It focuses 
in to perhaps 5 cm (I haven't needed to try that close, Phyciodes are just 
too big!). I'm very happy with the resolution. I've also tested it in the 
field with live butterflies but the problem is that it's a bit slow to take 
the picture after pressing the button, but on the other hand, you're not 
wasting film! This one cost me 600-700 USD (can't remember the currency 
rate at the moment).


At 11:18 2001.09.26 -0400, Sean Patrick Mullen wrote:

>Hello everyone...perfectly dreary, and typical, day here in Ithaca, NY.
>I was wondering if anyone on the list has had success with digital 
>I'm planning to do some controlled crosses between phenotypically
>"pure" individuals of the Red-Spotted Admiral group.  I want to take
>digital images of the resulting wing color patterns so that I can use
>a computer program to analyze them.  Any suggestions?
>Ideally, I'd like to get a camera that could take nice pictures in
>the lab but also be useful for field photography but that may be
>asking too much.  Oh yeah, if I could get one for less that a grand
>it would be nice too!!!!
>Thanks for your advice.
>-Sean Mullen
>P.S. -To everyone on the list who sent me specimens over the
>summer...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.  They have been invaluable
>as genetic samples.
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Niklas Wahlberg
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