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Old Sep 6, 2003, 3:31 AM   #11
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veedee, there are hoya filters at 55mm. i have a set for my s602z.
i got them at adorama. they were the 3 lens set with coatings. they
were $49.50 US. the website is http://www.adorama.com
if at all possible, don't buy anything less than 55mm otherwise you
will get vingetting due to the smaller filter size.

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Old Sep 6, 2003, 3:52 AM   #12
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hey djb,
thanks again for the quick reply this is getting more like a real-time chat.
okay, I will try to see if one of my colleagues from USA can buy it and bring it to Romania. I have another question for you now:
what does the number means? +1 , +2, +4? I'm interrested what will my camera's focus be (minimum) after attaching one of those close-up lenses. Currently specs say 10cm minimum.

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Old Sep 6, 2003, 4:01 AM   #13
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well, veedee, here's another quick response but, it will be the last one for now. as for the +1, +2, +4 numbers, they represent magnification. +1 being the lowest and +4 being the highest in this case. they can be added together so you can get from +1 to +7 total. as for how much magnification, i'm not exactly sure. i used the +2 and it seemed to be about 1.5 times what the camera would normally be. also you will focus closer, the focus range is less between nearest and farthest, and there will be less depth of field. at least, this is what appears to me. i got them to use mostly to take close up movies of insects and stuff because in movie mode macro is not allowed. hopefully, someone here will soon post a real technical explanation for you (and me too). well, it's 4 aM here and i'm going home to go to bed. later.

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Old Sep 6, 2003, 5:28 AM   #14
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I found a more technical explanation on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Fujigroup/message/6660

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"Just as a note, the diopter value (+1, +2, +4, etc.) tells you the maximum lens to subject distance that you can use.

maximum distance in millimeters = 1000 / diopter value

For a +4 close-up lens: 1000 / 4 = 250mm (or about 10 inches)

If close-up lenses are stacked, just add the diopter values of each to get the total.

+1 and +2 and +4 equals +7
maximum distance is 142mm (1000/7) or about 5.6 inches

Of course you can also use the close-up lenses while in macro and super macro, but the extra magnification isn't all that much. The biggest benefit is being able to use the telephoto end of the zoom lens."

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Old Sep 7, 2003, 1:03 PM   #15
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Hi,

I am just thinking on buying an S5000. :roll: Currently I have a FinePix 3800 and the main reason that I want to change it is that it cannot focus in low light conditions.
Can you tell me a little bit of how well is S5000 focusing in dim conditions? Can it focus if there is no light? How far can it focus?

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Old Sep 7, 2003, 1:34 PM   #16
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I made some pictures in a room with absolutely no light but some small leds (switches and hubs) and the S5000 focused corectly at around 2m distance. Also the room doesn't have any windows at all, so the only light was coming from those LEDs.

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Thanks for the answer veedee! :!:

And how does it work over 2m?

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Old Sep 18, 2003, 9:45 AM   #18
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what happened to the indoor pics ?
I saw alot of outdoors pics of the s5000 and want to see some indoors for comparison with my actual Oly C-700

Goofas : what do think of the AF assist lamp ? does it really work ? (the AF is one of my reasons for changing my cam)
I heard saying that it doesn't help much

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p.s. any s5000 user with msn or icq ?
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Old Sep 18, 2003, 11:54 AM   #19
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what happened to the indoor pics ?
I saw alot of outdoors pics of the s5000 and want to see some indoors for comparison with my actual Oly C-700
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I heard saying that it doesn't help much
It sure works! I had a Canon A40 and the AF lamp system on S5000 works at least as good as the one on Canon. I can focus in absolutely NO LIGHT up to 2-3 meters. I haven't tried above 3m.

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p.s. any s5000 user with msn or icq ?
Sorries, we're all on Jabber here
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what happened to the indoor pics ?
I saw alot of outdoors pics of the s5000 and want to see some indoors for comparison with my actual Oly C-700

Goofas : what do think of the AF assist lamp ? does it really work ? (the AF is one of my reasons for changing my cam)
I heard saying that it doesn't help much

Thanks again

p.s. any s5000 user with msn or icq ?
I sent some indoor pics to you
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