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Old Apr 18, 2006, 9:47 AM   #1
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I collect and sell custom knives...I want to buy a camera to take pictures of them to use on the web and to send to customers...I have a problem..my eyesight isn't that great..andmostof my pictures come out blurry....is there a camera out there that will let me use a monitor/computer toview the pictures to see if there clear before I download them off my camera..sorta like a giant camera viewfinder? I want a good camera..willing to spend $500-$1000. There are so many cameras out there and I an a novice when it comes to understanding them.:?
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 3:34 PM   #2
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You might want to check Minolta A1 and (Konica)Minolta A2.

Here's more what kind macros those can take:
Those cameras aren't available in shops but at least A2s seem to be traded quite actively in eBay.
Also A2 has best EVF you'll find from digicams... actually someone said in Dpreview forum that its image is even bigger than that of OVFs in many low end DSLRs.

And completely free Dimage Control works with both of them, it enables using computer to control camera.
(and includes even option for motion detection based triggering)

Those are also excellent cameras for general photography if you don't have camera for that use.
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