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Old Mar 11, 2010, 1:27 PM   #1
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I researched several areas on the net before buying an Olympus FE5020. One of the reasons for selecting this camera was the review from Steve's Digicam and the specs included. These specs, and several other sites showed a super macro minimum focus of 1 centimetre. Now I have read the manual included with the camera and find a super macro focal distance is 10 centimetre. I have contacted Olympus who said they only go by the manual. Can someone establish what gthe minimum focus is for this camera please.
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 2:08 PM   #2
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Our review reflects what Olympus has listed in their specifications table at the Olympus America website:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...465&page=specs

It indicated that Super Macro mode can focus as close as "0.39" – infinity (1cm – infinity)".

It sounds like there may be a possible error on that table or their manual, which could have been reproduced on our site.

I'll start looking into this ASAP, and let you know what I find. Thanks for sharing, and welcome to Steve's!
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Thanks Billy. I see that the Olympus website has now changed their specs to show a ridiculous minimum focus using super macro to be 10 cm - the worst of any of their models and the worst of any compact dital camera I looked at.
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No problem. I guess my email to Olympus worked.

I'll update our review today to reflect the proper range.

Thanks again for pointing this out!
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