In my experience, most archives are strapped for cash and are looking
for oddball things. I feel much better about giving something to an
archive which may be able to use it (or its parts) than I do about
selling something on eBay for a few bucks and much more hassle. I sent
off about 750 pounds of stuff, mostly through this and the AMIA list,
mostly to LoC, free for shipping on the recipients FedEx ground account.
No, I wouldn't post a skateboard, but a nice classic 3 MP digicam is a
very useful tool for documenting preservation and archiving procedures
which are on-topic. I'm spoiled in that I have a Nikon D100 6 MP DSLR
with a micro-Nikkor 60 mm f/2.8 lens on it for this purpose, but a
friend finds that her Kodak DX4330 which is the same class camera as the
one Tom gave away is quite useful--so useful in fact, that we bought her
a second one on eBay when the one I gave her broke and the 7-8 MP
compact Nikon Coolpix she bought to have something smaller had far worse
low-light performance even though being 4-5 years newer.
I am fairly sure that Tom made someone happy today. Maybe even that
person might use the camera to try and explain an archiving issue (as I
have). I see the camera as an important tool in archiving work and,
indeed, one of the D100s lives in the studio. (As an aside, my main
picture-taking camera is a D200 with other lenses--it's getting long in
the tooth, but I've got two kids going to university starting this fall
for the first one).
On 2012-06-20 12:59 PM, Erik Dix wrote:
> It doesn't bother me and I hate for things to be thrown out that
> others might still have use for. We are throwing away too much as it is.
> Just my thoughts.
> Erik Dix
>> On Jun 20, 2012, at 7:21 AM, Cornell, Bryan E wrote:
>>> The Arsclist is not the appropriate forum to sell digital cameras
>>> (or anything else). See the
>>> statement of purpose for the list at .
>>> Purpose of the List
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>>> Bryan Cornell
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
>>> Of Tom Fine
>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:52 AM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Nikon Coolpix 3500 digital camera -- FREE
>>> plus shipping
>>> This is now going to a new home. Thanks for the quick response!
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:20 AM
>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Nikon Coolpix 3500 digital camera -- FREE plus
>>>> This is an older model all-in-one digital camera (do googling for
>>>> more info). I used it to take
>>>> eBay listing pix for years. It takes CF cards, one 16meg included.
>>>> Book and charger included.
>>>> Battery will hold a charge long enough to fill up the 16meg card
>>>> and probably more. Also a little
>>>> USB connector. It can shoot video in a pinch. Not a bad little
>>>> camera for its time. And the price
>>>> is right!
>>>> Please ping off-list. You pay shipping (Parcel Post - US Addresses
>>>> -- Tom Fine
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