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Does anyone know of one that works with iPhoto and is really really cheap, and really simple. For a kid.
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[quote]Originally posted by ces1965:
<strong>Does anyone know of one that works with iPhoto and is really really cheap, and really simple. For a kid.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I can very, very heartily recommend the L'Espion from Digital Dream. I'll post the link and specs in a minute. It's about £39 here in in the UK (what's that? $20?) and it's SO much fun it's sick.

It's also absolutely tiny, for that SpyKids thing.

The images you get are wonderful. It's not a Leica, but you get a sort of.. quality.

I went to a party in the summer in the countryside, a sort of 'bring an artistic contribution' type-thing. A couple took along a pair of L'Espions and surreptitiously photographed everything. When it was dark, while everyone was sitting around and telling stories and singing songs and whatnot, they edited together an iPhoto slideshow of photos taken that day on a PowerBook and then projected the whole day's events against the wall of the house.

<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/paulbennun/artmischief/Menu13.html" target="_blank">Here are the images they took.</a>

Published on-line with the help of iPhoto and .mac and a terrifying insight into summer chèz Sabbah.

I've bought one. I had a load of images up, but Apple ate my site and then my trial .mac account ran out. But if you want to see the perfect camera for your son or daughter and iPhoto, this is surely it.

[ 12-10-2002: Message edited by: Hassan i Sabbah ]</p>
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<a href="http://www.digitaldreamco.com/shop/espion.htm" target="_blank">L'Espion's website.</a>


off the site:

0.1 Pixel camera 16.7 Million colours
High quality 20 shots @ 352 x 288 resolution, Economy 80 shots @ 176 x 144 resolution
Fixed Focus

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Hey! Hassan i Sabbah, really really nice galleries!!!! If these are from a lil L'espion camera, I'd love to see what you can do with something decent!

L'espion camera is great, I bought one for a friend of mine in Oz, she uses it as a webcam as well.
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Hey 'Booga.

They are really, really good, but I didn't take them! As much as I'd like to claim them, I only feature in them. (In something of a starring role, I must admit.) And yes considering the equipment cost £78 for a pair of L'Espions, it's pretty amazing.

One of the photographers is a photographic artist, which gives them a headstart. They've graduated to a digital Leica now, thse two: oh lordy.
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Those pictures are horrible. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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The image quality is indeed pretty bad, but the photos are very nicely done.

I'm about to go grab a small 640x480 USB digi camera for $50. If it doesn't work with iPhoto I'm not too concerned.
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Hmmmmm..... Mikey Offender: [quote] Those pictures are horrible. [Skeptical] <hr></blockquote> Art is most definitely in the eye of the beholder. Quality is not resolution and as a photographer these are beautiful. I think that if they were taken with the digital Leica, they'd lose all the appeal. I guess for me, it is the fact that you do not need super expensive photographic kit to produce fine art!

A big wet sloppy kiss to Mickey Offender <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

Sabbah.... Have these guys any exhibitions?
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They did THAT on l'Espion?

Now that's talent, plain and simple.

I don't see too many photos of you Hassan though, you great big g-wad.

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[ 12-11-2002: Message edited by: Hassan i Sabbah ]</p>
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-Edited to preserve the spurious anonymity of 'Harald Bluetooth'.

(Booga, one of them has a website and I'm going to try and track it down but it doesn't seem to be working right now.)

[ 12-11-2002: Message edited by: Hassan i Sabbah ]</p>
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[quote]Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah:
<strong>-Edited to preserve the spurious anonymity of 'Harald Bluetooth'.

(Booga, one of them has a website and I'm going to try and track it down but it doesn't seem to be working right now.)

[ 12-11-2002: Message edited by: Hassan i Sabbah ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

The name is Harald Blåtand.
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[quote]Originally posted by Crustibooga:
<strong>Hmmmmm..... Mikey Offender: Art is most definitely in the eye of the beholder. Quality is not resolution and as a photographer these are beautiful. I think that if they were taken with the digital Leica, they'd lose all the appeal. I guess for me, it is the fact that you do not need super expensive photographic kit to produce fine art!

A big wet sloppy kiss to Mickey Offender <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

Sabbah.... Have these guys any exhibitions?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I was speaking of the quality. I was not slinging mud at the 'artistic integrity' of those photos. Perhaps I should have been clearer.

Cristubaago, I think I'll pass on the kiss.

Love, "Mickey."
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SilentMonkeyBurpOfCourage great name

No worries SilentMonkeyBurpOfCourage aka Mickey
was just being friendly with the big sloppy kisses..... but I wouldn't even kiss me..... I'm cultivating an Osama Bin Ladin look at the mo, so plenty of facial hair...... actually wanna grow a fro..... a big big afro! Funky!!! :eek:
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