Minolta Dimage F100

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This is a picture I took with the F100 in the World of Darkness, the dark section for nocturnal animals, at the Bronx Zoo. I haven’t edited it except to reduce its size. Digital cameras have always been good at night shots, but the new ones have special settings. I set the camera to Night Shot. No flash (I avoid flash for human and animal pictures anyway), no tripod. It wasn’t as loud as the children (the Minolta has an effect you can switch off: when you take a picture, there is a nostalgic sound of a mechanical shutter). I could see a hairy outline, but only when I saw the picture did I know what I’d seen. At least, I know what it looks like but not its name.

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