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Wednesday, May 24 Front Page >> Mixelania >> Digicam Things
Coolpix 4500 my current kit

For those who know me through my CoffeeKid and CoffeeGeek websites, you would guess that coffee and espresso are my number one passions. And you'd be right. But I'm no one trick pony. I have lots of other passions as well, including stunt kite flying, writing, gourmet cooking, beer and wine making, heck, I even enjoy yard work from time to time. But where coffee and espresso rank first for me, photography, and especially still life digital photography, rank a close second.

I'm not about to set up a big ass new website about digital photography. There... are... plenty of websites out there that do this job, and do it well. My fave is the first one linked - Phil Askey's Digital Photography Review website, at www.dpreview.com. This is a kick ass website of the first degree, and in some ways served as a model for the CoffeeGeek site.

No, instead here I will post some random thoughts about digicams, talk about my past and present models, and give some tips and tricks that will, no doubt, show my inexperience in many matters. But who cares. I love photography!

My Digital Camera History
Originally posted June 2002

Ever since I saw the Epson PhotoPC digital camera back in 1996, I knew I had to get one of these things. I was once on the vanguard of new technology in cameras when I was the proud owner of a Minolta Maxxum 7000i camera in 1989 (one of the first successful auto focus SLRs), but now we were entering the digital age.

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Coolpix 4500 First Look
Originally posted July 2002

I've only had it for a short while, but here's my first look at my latest digicam, a Nikon Coolpix 4500. More of a slight evolutionary upgrade from my CP990 than a revolutionary one.

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